Classic Banana Nut Bread

With so many variations in the banana bread that I’ve baked lately such as banana peanut butter chocolate chip muffins, blueberry banana bread and chocolate banana bread, I still had to go back to the classic banana nut bread.

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Usually I’m not a fan of nuts, but I love what it adds to the banana bread. When I don’t put nuts, I always feel like something is missing. Usually, the recipes call for walnuts, but I prefer to use pecans.

I love banana nut bread. I love all quick breads, but banana nut bread may just be my favorite. And I love how easy it is to make.

Banana Nut Bread (recipe adapted from Esther Nelson on allrecipes)

Yields: Two 7 x 3 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of chopped, unsalted pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat
    oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease two 7×3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed
    bananas, yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda, and
    flour. Stir in pecans. Divide into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Classic Banana Nut Bread

Quick breads are so fun to make because they don't take long (no yeast or kneading required) and the types of bread you can make are endless. This banana bread with chopped pecans is one of my favorites.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of chopped unsalted pecans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Grease two 7x3-inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, yogurt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add the salt, baking soda, and flour and mix until combined. Fold the pecans into the batter. Divide the batter between the prepared pans.
  3. Bake the loaves for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes

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One comment on “Classic Banana Nut Bread”

  1. Great recipe! Made it this morning.

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