Banana Nut Bread

Ron Manson

By
@RManson

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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Serves:

Makes one loaf - serves several if you share!

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 stick
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
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
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
pecans, in pieces, toasted and cooled
1 Tbsp
cinnamon sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream butter and sugar.
2
Add eggs, one at a time and beat well.
3
Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to sugar and egg mixture. Beat until mixed.
4
Add bananas and vanilla. Beat until mixed.
5
Add toasted pecans, stir until blended.
6
Place 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.
7
Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool on rack before cutting. (I know, the waiting is the hardest part!)
8
Wrap/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