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Moist and flavorful Banana Bread with toasted pecans. This will be your favorite banana bread recipe ever!

The Best Banana Bread | Moist and flavorful banana bread with toasted pecans. Get this delicious recipe from A Good Life Farm

There’s just something about banana bread. The simplicity of its flavor. The crunch of the nuts. If you are a banana bread lover, this is the banana bread recipe that you need to make.

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The Best Banana Bread | Moist and flavorful banana bread with toasted pecans. Get this delicious recipe from A Good Life Farm

To Make this Banana Bread recipe you will need:

  • pecans
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • sea salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • unsalted butter
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • bananas
  • sour cream
  • turbinado or raw sugar
  • aluminum foil
  • loaf pan
  • mixing bowls
  • mixer
  • skillet

I have made several versions over the years, but I think that this is the best one I have ever made. You will love this bread!

Watch me make this Banana Bread in the video below:

The Best Banana Bread | Moist and flavorful banana bread with toasted pecans. Get this delicious recipe from A Good Life Farm

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Toast your pecans by placing them in a small, heavy skillet over medium dry heat. This should be a dry skillet with no oil.

Heat the pecans, stirring often, until they are fragrant and have turned a deeper shade of brown. Be sure not to scorch them or they will be bitter. Set them aside for now.

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Take the few extra minutes to toast your pecans before you mix them into the bread. It is worth it!

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set it aside.

In your mixing bowl, combine melted butter and sugars. Beat these until they are light and creamy.

Beat in two eggs and the additional egg yolk, along with vanilla extract.

Mix in the mashed bananas.

Add in half of the flour mixture and mix until combined.

Add in the sour cream, mixing until combined.

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Add in the remaining flour mixture. Mix until combined, making sure the scrape the bowl with a rubbers spatula.

Fold in the toasted pecans.

Spread the batter in a standard 9 x 5 inch loaf pan that has been greased and floured or sprayed with baking spray. (The spray that contains flour.) Better yet, use my Baking Spray Replacement.

Sprinkle the coarse turbinado/raw sugar over the top.

Bake this for 30 minutes. Carefully cover the pan with foil, and bake for another 40 minutes or until it tests done in the center with a wooden pick.

Cool the bread in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove it from the pan and cool in completely.

Enjoy!

The Best Banana Bread | Moist and flavorful banana bread with toasted pecans. Get this delicious recipe from A Good Life Farm

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The Best Banana Bread | Moist and flavorful banana bread with toasted pecans. Get this delicious recipe from A Good Life Farm

The Best Banana Bread

Constance Smith – A Good Life Farm
Moist and flavorful Banana Bread with toasted pecans. This recipe makes one loaf.
4.67 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breads, Quick Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 321 kcal

Equipment

  • loaf pan
  • aluminum foil

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 c chopped pecans
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt, I use fine sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 of a stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 2 whole eggs, plus one yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c mashed bananas, this will use approximately 4 bananas, but be sure to measure it
  • 1/3 c sour cream
  • 2 Tb turbinado or raw sugar

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toast your pecans by placing them in a small, heavy skillet over medium dry heat. This should be a dry skillet with no oil. Heat the pecans, stirring often, until they are fragrant and have turned a deeper shade of brown. Be sure not to scorch them or they will be bitter. Set them aside for now.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set it aside.
  • In your mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and sugars. Beat these until they are light and creamy.
  • Beat in the two eggs and the additional egg yolk, along with the vanilla.
  • Mix in the mashed bananas.
  • Add in half of the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add in the sour cream, mixing until combined.
  • Add in the remaining flour mixture. Mix until combined, making sure the scrape the bowl with a rubbers spatula.
  • Fold in the toasted pecans.
  • Spread the batter in a standard 9 x 5 inch loaf pan that has been greased and floured or sprayed with baking spray. (The spray that contains flour.)
  • Sprinkle the coarse turbinado/raw sugar over the top.
  • Bake this for 30 minutes. Carefully cover the pan with foil, and bake for another 40 minutes or until it tests done in the center with a wooden pick.
  • Cool the bread in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove it from the pan and cool in completely.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 225mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 262IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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4 thoughts on “The Best Banana Bread”

  1. Hmmmm. :/ I just clicked the “print” button on a recipe, and it worked just fine. (The green “print” button under the image that is inside the recipe box, by the rating stars.) When you click print, do you have a new window that opens, showing *just* the recipe? If not, my guess would be that your browser may have a pop-up blocker that is stopping the printable version from opening. That is the only thing I can think of.

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  2. I use the toasted pecans in my chocolate chip cookies and it makes them delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe, I know it well be wonderful!!! Thank you and God bless!

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