Banana and Pecan Bread

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This banana bread is wonderful served warm with butter. It is a lovely gift in small loaf tins. If pecans aren't your forte, substitute walnuts.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped pecans
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup mashed bananas
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20x10cm loaf tins. Set aside.
    2. Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt and sugar. Stir in pecans, eggs, bananas, oil and vanilla essence.
    3. Pour into prepared tins. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from tins.

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    Great easy recipe. I will try adding extra banana next time for extra flavor.  -  08 Feb 2014


    This banana nut bread was moist and delicious. I increased the amount of banana to 1 3/4 cup(about 5 sm/med bananas)and added 1/2 tsp.cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp.nutmeg and used one loaf pan. I tented with foil after loaf had lightly browned and baked a total of 60 min. Thanks for the great recipe!  -  19 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My family just loved this bread and I thought it was very easy to make. I did use only one loaf pan however. The cooking time was a lot longer than the recipe states. Once the outside of the bread browned the way we like it, I covered the top with foil and continued baking until a knife inserted in the center came out clean. The texture is very moist and the bread is extremely flavorful. This is a new family favorite at our house!  -  23 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)