Rose Mary Mogan


I created this recipe, because I bought over ripe bananas & wanted a creative way to use them up.

I wanted a Banana Nut Bread, but not one that was plain & simple. I wanted one that could be appreciated by anyone that tasted it. I wanted it to be moist, tasty & full of nuts.

I shared with my neighbor,& with a friend & they both said it was outstanding. I hope you like it too. I recreated my old recipe to come up with this one, using applesauce instead of sour cream, making a glaze similiar to the one on my 7 up Pound Cake & & eleminating the cocoa & chocolate in the original recipe.YUM

★★★★★ 3 votes
35 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


1 c
butter, softened (2 sticks)
5 medium
eggs, room temperature or 4 large
5 medium
bananas very ripe
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
2 c
8 oz
apple sauce
1 c
chopped pecans
2 tsp
butter flavoring
1 Tbsp
triple orange liqueur


1 c
chopped pecans
1/4 stick
butter plus 5 tablespoons
3/4 c
1/8 tsp
salt (just a pinch)
1/2 c
ginger ale
2 tsp
butter pecan flavoring


1This is my OVER THE TOP BANANA NUT BREAD. I BAKED IT IN MY 10 CUP Chicago Metallic Ribbon Pan. Spray pan liberally with non stick cooking spray, and set aside till needed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2Mix baking soda with Flour.
3Cream butter with sugar.
4Add eggs, and beat till mixed together.
5Mash bananas with potato masher then add along with butter flavor to egg mixture, just till mixed.
6Stir in half of flour mix, then add remaining half and beat again.
7Add applesauce & chopped nuts, then fold into cake batter with a spatula.
8Pour into prepared pan. Place in preheated 350 degree F. oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
9Melt 1/4 stick of butter in cast iron skillet and add chopped nuts.Stir Over low heat, until nuts are toasted about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, and spread on a large plate or platter and allow to cool.
10TO MAKE THE PRALINE TOPPING: To a medium sauce pan add the 5 tablespoons of butter, sugar, salt and 1/2 cup ginger ale. Stir to dissolve sugar. Place over low heat, while continuing to stir, allowing butter to melt, and let mixture come to a simmer and cook until it becomes thick & syrupy.
11Remove from heat, add the toasted nuts and the butter pecan flavoring. Stir to mix & drizzle over the top of cake and along the sides, allowing the glaze to fall along the sides. You are now done. Allow glaze to cool & then slice and serve plain with whipped topping or with your favorite ice Cream.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Recipe For: The Best Banana Bread
Hashtags: #moist, #nutty, #tasty, #BUTTERY