Banana pecan bread
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Preparation Time: 15
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 C flour, sifted
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c whole pecans
  • Cinnamon sugar for dusting on top
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cream together butter and sugar
  2. Add eggs, beating until mixture is fluffy
  3. Stir in bananas and lemon juice
  4. Add in flour and baking powder slowly, folding into wet ingredients
  5. Add chopped pecans, fully incorporating
  6. Pour into loaf pan
  7. Sprinkle whole pecans on top and sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over it
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes
RECIPE BACKSTORY
My cousin Cheryl makes this banana bread, and I am not usually a nut fan, but the pecans in this one work, and I think they add a nice variation on the usual banana bread that I am used to. The cinnamon sugar that I use at the very end is actually a spice island grinder that fresh grinds it right as you need it