Banana Nut Bread

Ron Manson


Grandma Sissie introduced me to this recipe in the 70's. Over the years I've made a few tweaks. On a cold morning in Eastern NC, like today, it has a wonderful warming effect on the kitchen and soul! Actually, it does a pretty good job on a hot July day as well! Enjoy!

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Makes one loaf - serves several if you share!
15 Min
55 Min


1 stick
butter, softened
1 c
2 large
ripe bananas (3 if small-medium)
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour (red band in the south!)
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 large
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
pecans, in pieces, toasted and cooled
1 Tbsp
cinnamon sugar


1Cream butter and sugar.

2Add eggs, one at a time and beat well.

3Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to sugar and egg mixture. Beat until mixed.

4Add bananas and vanilla. Beat until mixed.

5Add toasted pecans, stir until blended.

6Place mixture in a greased loaf pan. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. Bake on middle oven rack at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes (55 minutes yields a consistently scrumptious loaf in my oven), or until a toothpick inserted in the center is clean.

Step 7 Direction Photo

7Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool on rack before cutting. (I know, the waiting is the hardest part!)

8Wrap/cover bread when completely cool. Freezes well, so make one for today and later!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #banana, #bread