13" X 9" Greased
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco shortening
1-1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup mashed bananas (3 average size)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Cream together the sugar and Crisco shortening; add eggs and beat. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla and stir. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda and add to the above mixture. Add the buttermilk, stir and pour into greased pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes until tested done. Cool and cut.
Can also be made into cupcakes. Baking time is approximately 20 minutes.
Buttermilk substitute is (1) tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar in a measuring cup. Pour enough milk to make one cup. Stir and let sit for a few minutes.