Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in nuts, can dried fruit, and raisins.
Cream shortening, add sugar, and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine banana and orange juice; add to creamed mixture alternately with flour mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Spoon batter into a waxed paper-lined and greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350F for 1 hour. Let bread cool in pan about 30 minutes before turning out on cake rack.
Yield: 1 loaf.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana