I also must give this recipe 5 stars. It's my Great-Grandma Griffin's and has been in the family for years. It's my favorite banana bread recipe of all time.
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. shortening (or sometimes I use canola oil to be healthy, or I have also used 1/2 applesauce to replace the shortening, and it also works if you want to be super healthy)
2 C. flour
1 tsp baking soda
3 crushed bananas
Grease and flour bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (or a little more if you like drier banana bread like my husband does). Makes one big loaf.