Banana Bread has been a household recipe for as long as I can remember. Not only did my mama make it for us kids growing up but her mama made it too. You knew it was going to be a good day when the smell of banana bread baking in the oven was what dragged you out of bed on a weekend. Today I’ve got a fun Banana Pecan Bread that you and the family will enjoy.
I’ve been using my family’s recipe for banana bread ever since I was allowed to cook. Of course, at first I was supervised but as the years went by I was trusted more that didn’t require my mom peeking over my shoulder every so often. Then, when I was on my own the experimenting began and little by little my own family recipe came together.
Not that it’s anything fancy or a huge change from the original but dang, does it taste and smell delicious! Nothing makes me feel more nostalgic about my growing up years than a loaf of freshly baked banana bread using our old family recipe with my own personal touches added.
Even my husband, who isn’t the biggest fan of nuts, will ask for seconds of my Banana Pecan Bread. Our kids, too, will ensure that within a day of baking that there isn’t much more than a morsel left over. With these kids it is super hard to keep any kind of baked good around the house!
This recipe is ideal for anyone who has baking essentials on hand and who has been wondering what the heck to do with bananas that are almost at the end of their shelf life. You’ll need a stand or hand-mixer (I prefer hand mixers myself) and 20 minutes to spare for prep time but after assembling the ingredients, the additional 50-60 minutes are just baking time.
Check out the recipe below!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
A yummy version of banana bread with delicious pecans to boost the flavor!
- 4 cups flour
- 4 bananas
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 6 tsp milk
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Combine sugar, shortening, eggs, and milk in mixing bowl.
- Peel bananas and add to mixture.
- Add baking soda, baking powder, and flour.
- Chop pecans and add to mixing bowl and blend until just combined.
- Grease and flour two loaf pans.
- Divide batter between two pans and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Cool on wire racks.
Amount Per Serving Calories 279Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 19mgSodium 100mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 4g