A lot of times I will just make this in the extra large cupcake pans because it never seems to fail. The center is still gooey while the outside is overly done. I topped this with foil and took it off with the last 15 minutes to go. I do think it is my oven-I'm pushing for that new duel-fuel one at the appliance store! I did nuke it for 4 minutes after letting it sit on the counter for about 15 minutes-just because it looked too soft in the middle. It is almost gone today, so it must have worked out.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk (I used whipping cream as I only had enough milk for kids breakfast)
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp soda
3 medium bananas, soft and mashed
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix sugar, milk, shortening, bananas and eggs. Add remaining ingredients slowly and don't overmix. Put in a 9x5 loaf pan, or make muffins. Bake one hour to one hour 15 minutes for loaf pan and about 30 to 40 minutes as muffins *depending on size of muffin pan used. I tented mine with foil to keep edges from browning too much and removed last 15 minutes or so to get it nice and brown. Inhale deeply.