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Banana and Nut Bread Recipe
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Banana and Nut Bread Recipe

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This bread smells heavenly in the oven and comes out moist and chock-full of banana flavor and crunchy nuts.—Carlene Jolley, Fulton, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or rum extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 239 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaf in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature.
    Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Banana Nut Bread in Light & Tasty April/May 2002, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 239 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Banana and Nut Bread

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"A very good banana bread. Easy to make and very flavorful"

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"This banana nut bread came out moist and very flavorful. It was very easy to put together and not very time consuming. I didn't change anything in the recipe, and my family enjoyed it very much."

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"I prepared this recipe yesterday and declare it very good. The recipe calls for it to bake 65-75 minutes so I set my timer at 50 minutes to allow plenty of time so it would not overcook. When I checked it at 50 minutes, it was done. Any longer would have been too long. It was a little on the dry side but had a good flavor. Next time I will start checking it at 45 minutes. Also I used Splenda instead of sugar."

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"This recipe was the perfect use of overripe bananas. It was very sweet so I may cut down the sugar next time. Otherwise the bread was very moist and soft. We also sliced some up for French Toast the next day! This would make a great food gift too!"

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"My family favors banana flavored anything so I had to give this a go. I used vanilla extract and left out the pecans but this recipe was still delicious! I appreciated how easy it was to put together. I plan on eating more of it as French toast for breakfast."

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