Banana Raspberry Bread

Banana Raspberry Bread

1 3/4 c flour
1 1/2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts soda
1/3 c vegetable shortening
2/3 c sugar
2 ea eggs slightly beaten
3 ea ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 c fresh raspberries*

*If using frozen, include 1/4 c raspberry juice.
Preheat oven to 350 F.

Sift flour, baking powder and soda together in medium sized bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, blend the shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.

Alternately add flour mixture and bananas. Mix until smooth. Carefully fold in raspberries.

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

Cool in pan 10 minutes then invert on rack. Makes 1 loaf.

This bread is delicious spread with cream cheese.