4 slices of banana bread with pecans on a plate
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Banana Bread with Pecans

Make amazing homemade banana bread from scratch. 
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana bread, Bananas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 239kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana 2 to 3 medium bananas
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts pecans are recommended


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a large mixer bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add mashed banana; softened butter, and milk. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till blended, then on high speed for 2 minutes. 
  • Add eggs and remaining flour beat till blended. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into a greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
  • Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Recipe Tips

  • I love King Arthur all-purpose flour!
  • Use those ugly brown bananas for this recipe.
  • Be sure to top the bread with extra pecans.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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