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Banana Bread with Pecan

Easy Pecan Banana Bread

Photo: Natalie Levin

I love banana bread so much, that every time I have a few overripe bananas, I immediately prepare banana bread. The fact that my husband doesn’t like bananas at all doesn’t affect me in this case, and I find myself eating it all week long myself.

This easy pecan banana bread has a very soft, light texture, and it goes perfectly next to a cup of coffee or tea in a cold afternoon. This recipe makes 2 loaves, so I like freezing one of them in a sealed bag, that way I always have something delicious.

It’s a quick and easy recipe, that only takes a few minutes of preparation, and the result is so fragrant and delicious you won’t be able to resist it.

Easy Pecan Banana Bread

Photo: Natalie Levin



Banana Bread with Pecans

2 loaf cake pans about 30 cm long

For the banana bread:
100 grams (1/2 cup) sugar
100 grams (1/2 cup) light brown sugar
150 ml.(3/4 cup) vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
140 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
70 grams (1/2 cup) whole wheat flour
75 grams (3/4 cup) ground pecans
2 tsp. baking powder

Decoration:
50 grams (1/2  cup) coarsely chopped pecans

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 170c degrees and grease the pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and mashed bananas into a uniform mixture.
  3. Add flour, whole wheat flour, ground pecans and baking powder, and mix only until the mixture smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture between the two cake pans and straighten the top.
  5. Sprinkle chopped nuts over each banana bread.
  6. Bake the breads for about 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the bread comes out with moist crumbs.
  7. Cool completely and serve.

Notes:

  • Keep the banana bread in a closed container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • It is recommended to serve the banana bread warm or at room temperature so it is at its best texture.
  • Instead of pecans you can use walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios and even cashews in the same amounts.
  • You can add some chocolate chips to the mixture.

Here’s another great dessert idea to make with ripe bananas:

Quick and Easy Chocolate, Coconut and Banana Cake >>

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