Things are somewhat stressful right now with my mom in the hospital and I never seem to catch up. Here is a quick and easy recipe that might be good for holiday guest to munch on or to serve with breakfast.
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cups toasted chopped pecans (optional
1. Beat Crisco at medium speed with mixer until creamy. Gradually add brown sugar beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time beating just enough to blend after each addition.
2. Stir together mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir flour and next 3 ingredients. Add to sugar mixture alternating banana mixture and flour mixture. Do not overbeat.
3. Spoon batter into 12-18 greased muffin pans (you can use the paper muffin cups to line the pan to save on cleanup). Sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans.
350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center is clean.
If you don't have buttermilk stir 3/4 tsp lemon juice or vinegar into 1/4 cup milk.