How to Bake Banana Pecan Bread

Pecans are related to the walnut and have a rich, sweet flavor.[1] They are a healthy food, high in monounsaturated fat.[1] As with walnuts, they are delicious in combination with bananas and make a tasty banana pecan bread. This "how to" provides a simple recipe that is easy to bake.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2-3 medium bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Steps

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    Preheat the oven to 350°F/180ºC. Grease a 9x5x3 inch (23cm x 12.5cm x 7.5cm) pan. Use spray or with oil cover the pans bottom and sides 1 inch (2.5cm) high.
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    In the medium mixing bowl, crack the egg and pour in the sugar and oil.
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    Peel 2 to 3 medium sized bananas in a separate bowl. Mash with a fork. Add the mashed bananas to the medium bowl.
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    Stir the ingredients until only the bananas are chunky.
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    In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ground cinnamon (in that order).
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    Mix until the cinnamon is no longer visible.
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    Make a large pit in the middle of the ingredients in the large bowl.
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    Fill the pit with the ingredients from the medium bowl.
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    Using a mixing spatula, mix from the outside in then in a circle until there is no dryness in the mix.
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    Slowly pour in the pecans nuts while stirring. Make sure to stir the nuts in evenly.
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    Pour all of the batter into the pan. Use the spatula to even out the top.
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    Place the pan in the oven on the highest rack. Close the oven and set a timer for 1 hour and 5 minutes. When the timer beeps, open the oven and when using oven mitts carefully take the pan out.
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    Get a plate. Tip the pan upside-down over the plate and tap gently until the bread falls out. The bread should be ready to eat warm or you can let it rest and place in plastic wrap after cooling, to eat later.
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    Finished.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Stirring implement
  • Loaf pan/tin - 9x5x3 inch pan
  • Mixing spatula

Sources and Citations

  • Recipe 1 adapted from A Betty Crocker cookbook

Article Info

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