One of my favorite things my Mom made when I was growing up was banana bread! It has carried on to my family now and my family just loves it. It is one of those comfort foods that you can make that make the house smell delicious and if you eat the bread warm it just melts in your mouth.

This is a perfect holiday bread recipe for a bread exchange or to take to your office staff or friends for a little Christmas surprise.


1 cup sugar                                                                          

1/2 cup butter and shortening, mixed

(I just use butter sometimes and it turns out great still)

1 3/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

chopped pecans, optional (I have also used walnuts and they’re an excellent substitution)


Mix all ingredients together. Pour into lightly greased loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Note: This recipe freezes well for up to six months. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then cover in aluminum foil.



“If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31b, 32


Worthy, Lord, You are worthy,

Worthy of all praise.

We give You all the glory.

We will worship You, O Ancient of Days.

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