Banana Pecan Bread is sweet, moist banana bread with the scent of cinnamon and crunch of pecan. It is very easy to make at home and requires very few basic ingredients. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Light and fluffy, this Banana Pecan Bread is a delectable Bread Loaf or you can also call it a cake because it’s super moist and sweet.
It has a hint of cinnamon which gives it a beautiful flavor and also chopped pecans, which gives it an amazing crunch and texture.
This is a great recipe, where you can also experiment with the ingredients, such as you can also add chocolate chips to it.
If you want to make it more fruity, then you can use berries like blueberry, cranberry or apple in this Bread loaf.
Once the cake is ready, let it come to room temperature, before you enjoy it.
You can have this Bread on its own, or just slather it with Black Grapes Jam, Butter, Peanut Butter or Nutella. Sounds delicious, right?
Also, if you have overripe bananas at home, you don’t have to trash them.
This Banana Bread is a great way to use them up.
Make sure that you use overripe bananas for the sweetest banana flavor.
This Banana Pecan Bread is,
- Soft and moist
- A delicious accompaniment to Coffee
- Easy to make
- A perfect dessert for your weekend brunch
- Loaded with Banana flavor
- Tastier than the store-bought ones
All Purpose Flour – The ingredient that is a must in all the Breads, All Purpose Flour. If you are looking for a healthy alternative, you can even use whole wheat flour. But let me tell you that the texture and taste will be a bit different.
Banana – Make sure you opt for a ripe banana, as it will give you the best sweet taste that is required in this bread. It is also a great way to use those overripe bananas at home.
Pecans – They add a nice crunch in the bread. But if you don’t find them, you can even use walnuts or almonds instead.
Spices – This particular bread uses a no of spices, such as cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and clove powder, thats adds to the flavor and also gives this bread a beautiful aroma.
Other Ingredients – You will need other basic ingredients too that is required to make a soft and moist bread. They are – baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, salt, olive oil, eggs, full fat milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
Step by Step Recipe
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan with oil and dust with flour. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the chopped pecans and mix.
Pour the mixture in the prepared pan.
Top with banana slices and some chopped pecans.
Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven. Let the bread cool for 5 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack until completely cooled. Cut into slices and serve with coffee or tea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can definitely use Walnuts instead of Pecans.
If you can’t find Pecans in the market or don’t prefer using them, you can use Walnuts instead.
Walnuts also give a great crunch and taste to the Bread Loaf.
You can add other nuts of your choice too such as Almonds, Raisins, etc along with Pecans to make Banana Nut Bread with Pecans.
To make the vegan version of the same, you can use Almond Milk instead of Full fat Milk and Flax Seed Egg in place of Eggs.
You can also use applesauce instead of eggs. In this case, reduce the amount of sugar too.
Once you finish baking, insert a clean toothpick in the middle of the loaf. If it comes out clean, that means your Bread is ready.
If not, bake it for some more time.
Yes, definitely you can pour the same batter in the muffin tray and bake, to get super soft and moist muffins.
If you do not have ripe bananas, here is a simple trick to quickly ripe banana.
Just pop the banana with the peel on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 6-8 minutes, or until the banana skin is dark.
You can serve a slice of this Banana Bread along with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
You can also serve it as a dessert with your brunch, weekend meals, or even festive meals.
Store this bread in an airtight container, plastic wrap, or tin foil.
This stays good at room temperature for about a day and for about 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
You can easily freeze this bread.
Either wrap the entire loaf in cling wrap and then slide it in a ziplock and freeze.
Or if you want to freeze a portion of it, you can do that as well.
When ready to eat, thaw the bread over the counter for a few hours.
Microwave for a minute and serve warm.
You can also keep it in a warm oven for a few minutes before serving.
Banana Pecan Bread Recipe
- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
- 1/2 tsp Clove powder
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Olive oil
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Full fat milk
- 1/4 tsp Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 large Ripe bananas (Mashed)
- 1 cup Pecans (Chopped)
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- Grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan with oil and dust with flour.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add the chopped pecans and mix.
- Pour the mixture in the prepared pan.
- Top with banana slices and some chopped pecans.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove the pan from the oven.
- Let the bread cool for 5 minutes.
- Remove the bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack until completely cooled.
- Cut into slices and serve with coffee or tea.