Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pecan Walnut Banana Bread

We had 4 very ripe bananas...some banana bread seemed to be the perfect solution!

My husband loves banana bread with nuts, his special request was to have both pecans and walnuts mixed inside the loaf and on top. Extra nutty!

I decided to add a little cinnamon and brown sugar too! I can't get enough cinnamon this time of year, not to mention the amazing aroma that fills the house as the bread bakes in the oven.

So if you have some overly ripe bananas that you don't know what to do with, I recommend you whip up a batch of this recipe now! Don't like pecans or walnuts, leave them out or sub in your favorite nut, or even some cranberries or chocolate chips. Or you could even swap out the banana for pumpkin, this would have been delicious too...but I was trying to give you all a break from pumpkin stuff for a a few days!

Pecan Walnut Banana Bread (makes 1 large loaf, or 3 mini 3x5 loaves)

-1 stick unsalted butter, melted
-4 ripe bananas
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-2 eggs
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 cup chopped pecans
-1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • This recipe does not require an electric mixer, just mix it all by hand.
  • Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add in melted butter and mix.
  • Add sugars, eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • In separate bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Fold in the pecans and walnuts and pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 large loaf for 50 minutes or bake 3 mini loaves for 30 minutes.
I've got at least one more pumpkin recipe coming before Turkey Day and a special baby shower I've been working on this week so check back soon for more sweet treats!


  1. I definitely need to get some bananas and let them get ripe! This post made me so hungry for some banana bread!

  2. This bread is nuts it looks so good! I would love a slice right now.

  3. Why did you change your background and stuff?? It's cute, but I really miss the old one!!!!!!! :(


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