2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup vegetable shortening (I've always used Imperial Margarine)
2 cups sugar
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and dust with oatmeal, a 1 to 2 1/2 qt tube pan.
Combine flour, oats, and baking soda. Toss. Set aside.
In mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Stir in bananas, eggs, and walnuts.
Add dry ingredients; mix on low speed until blended. Poor into tube
pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes,
or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan
for 5 minutes, then turn out on rack to cool completely.
Maple Glaze (If desired. We prefer it without the glaze.)
Combine 1 cup confectioners sugar, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/2
teaspoon Maple Flavoring. Gradually stir in enough water to make an
icing of smooth pourable consistency. Pour over Banana Nut Bread.