Submitted by: Marianne Davis 1st Place Quick Breads- Adult
Flour 1 3/4 Cup
Baking Powder 2 3/4 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Shortening 1/3 cup
Sugar 2/3 cup
Eggs 2, beaten slightly
Banana 1 cup, very ripe and mashed
Pecan pieces 1/2 cup, plus 1/2 cup Pecan pieces reserved for topping of the muffins
6-12 muffin liners depending of tin size
Sift together dry ingredients, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening until smooth. Slowly add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Add eggs , one at a time and beat until smooth. Continue mixing until batter is thick and lemon in color.
Add Pecans into the dry ingredients and mix gently to coat pecans.
Slowly add dry mixture and bananas, alternatively.
Mix until thoroughly blended.
Grease muffin tin/or use paper liners. Fill 3/4 full, sprinkle tops generously with reserved Pecan pieces and bake at 350* for 25-35 minutes depending on your oven. Muffins are done when golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
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