Banana Nut Bread

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream together the shortening and sugar; add egg and beat well. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the banana, blending well after eadh addition. Stir in the nuts. Pour into a well greased loaf pan (9 1/2 X5X3 inch pan)

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes