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Pecan Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe uses pecans for a nutty taste and texture that pairs deliciously with the moist bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: banana bread, bananas, dessert, desserts, sweets
Servings: 6
Author: Aimee


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas ripe or overripe
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup pecans, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, add the bananas and mash with a fork until crushed.
  • Roughly chop up your pecans so that there are some tiny pieces and some larger pieces for variety.
  • Grease and flour a loaf pan, shaking off any excess flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer), add the butter and the sugar. Cream together on a high speed until light and fluffy. Mixture should be a pale yellow.
  • Add the crushed bananas and the eggs to the mixture and beat until combined.
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture and the vanilla to the batter and beat until just combined.
  • Add most of the chopped pecans to the bowl (reserving a few for sprinkling on top), and stir into the batter with a spoon or spatula.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining chopped pecans on top.
  • Bake for 55 minutes until nicely browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack, and then enjoy!