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banana glazed praline topped nut bread

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

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 ratings)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For banana glazed praline topped nut bread

  • 1 c
    butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 5 md
    eggs, room temperature or 4 large
  • 5 md
    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

How To Make banana glazed praline topped nut bread

  • 1
    This 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.
  • 2
    Mix baking soda with Flour.
  • 3
    Cream butter with sugar.
  • 4
    Add eggs, and beat till mixed together.
  • 5
    Mash bananas with potato masher then add along with butter flavor to egg mixture, just till mixed.
  • 6
    Stir in half of flour mix, then add remaining half and beat again.
  • 7
    Add applesauce & chopped nuts, then fold into cake batter with a spatula.
  • 8
    Pour 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.
  • 9
    Melt 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.
  • 10
    TO 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.
  • This tasty and moist Banana nut Bread is so yummy.
    Remove 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.