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Pecan Banana Bread

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 70 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, whole


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line and butter a 9x5" loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, melted butter, sugars, and buttermilk. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking to fully incorporate. Add the vanilla.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, along with the chopped pecans. Mix until combined, but take care to not over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and top with the whole pecan halves. Bake for 65-75 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out dry. If the top is browning too quickly, tent with foil until the cake is done.
  6. Allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan before removing to a cooling rack.