Baking banana bread is a fun, low-commitment distraction, it’s inherently rewarding, and it makes you feel productive without really having to put in much effort.
- ½ cup shortening (you can also just use butter because this isn’t 1968 and what is shortening) - 1 cup sugar - 2 eggs - 2 cups flour - 1 tsp. baking soda - ½ tsp. salt - 3 large ripe bananas, mashed - 1 tsp. vanilla
Cream shortening (or butter) and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, soda and salt. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake one hour at 350 degrees.