Banana Bread (Daddy's favorite)

Daddy's Favorite Banana Bread (no nuts!)

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening (Crisco)
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten

1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 very ripe)
several dashes of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream the shortening, add sugar gradually, and beat well.  Add the eggs, and beat until light and fluffy.  Add the bananas.  Add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the batter into a well greased (or spray with PAM) 9 x 5 loaf pan.  Bake in a 350 oven for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.  Makes 1 loaf. Your father likes to slice this and top it with homemade strawberry jam at breakfast time.