Ok... so I tried this recipe again, because I had some bananas that were getting old faster than we were consuming them (maybe it had something to do with me placing them in the fridge :|) Anyway, I decided to have a second go-round with the banana bread that I made previously.
This time I decided to make the recipe, as it was written, and the results were not that great. The bread was slightly 'stiffer' and did not have a moist texture at all. If I made this again, using the shortening, I would lessen the cook time by almost 15 minutes and probably add more bananas to balance out the dryness.
Check out the recipe HERE!