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Homemade Banana Nut Bread

This easy homemade banana nut bread is a delicious breakfast or snack! Loaded with lots of bananas and pecans, there's no way to not love this loaf!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Author: Traci
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray two 9-inch loaf pans (or four 7-inch loaf pans) with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Peel bananas and mash them. Stir in lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Do not over-beat.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with eggs, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat after each addition.
  • Mix in bananas.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Divide evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until bread tests done, covering with foil after 45 minutes to prevent over browning.

Notes

  • Make sure the eggs and butter are room temperature.
  • Be sure to cover the loaves about 40-45 minute into cook time with foil. This prevents over-browning while it finishes baking!
  • This recipe keeps really well.
  • You can make two large loaves or four smaller ones.
  • Any nut can be used in place of the pecans. We just prefer pecans.
  • Check the expiration date on your baking soda before baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 89gProtein: 10gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 195mgFiber: 3gSugar: 29g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.