Cream well together shortening and sugar. Add egg and bran flakes. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and soda. Add nuts. Combine bananas and water. Add to creamed mixture alternately with dry ingredients; stir in vanilla. Bake in greased and floured 8 inch loaf pans in moderate oven (350F) about 50 minutes.
Makes 2 loaves.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana