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Banana Pecan Bread

Crunchy Crust, Fluffy Cake-like Insides with Tasty Pecans dotted throughout. You are immediately going to wonder why you don’t make this more often

WHIP this up in ONLY 10 MINUTES, bake and then your kitchen will smell just like heaven

Slice of banana bread with melted pat of butter, pecans, fork and loaf surrounding

Banana Bread Recipe

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy!
  • Great way to use up bananas!
  • The sweet taste of pecans rather than bitter walnuts! 
  • Amazing taste that will carry you home, no matter where you are!
  • This is a Banana Bread Without Baking Soda!

This Is How You Do It…

STEP 1. 

Prepare your pan with baking spray and then combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. 

whisk mixing the dry ingredients together

Easy moist banana bread recipe

STEP 2. 

With a mixer, cream together the wet ingredients. 

the wet ingredients in the mixer with the dry ingredients in bowl beside

Easy Banana Bread


Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. 

Adding the dry ingredients from a bowl to the wet ingredients in mixer

Banana bread recipe

STEP 4. 

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 60-75 minutes.

Spatula spreading the banana bread batter in the loaf pan

spread the banana bread


Chow down on this award winning banana bread! 

banana nut bread in a silver pan sitting on white napkin, butter in back ground

The Crusty Edges of the Best Banana Nut Bread Recipe Ever!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze This Banana Bread with Pecans?

Yes!  You certainly CAN freeze this Banana Pecan Bread Recipe!


Wrap the whole loaf in wax paper, place in a freezer quality plastic bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Can I make Banana Bread Muffins With This Recipe? 

Yes! Definitely!  Simply line your muffin pan with liners and pour the batter 2/3 of the way up the liner. 

Bake for 30-45 minutes

What Makes This Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe So Moist?

The bananas themselves go a long way in this regards PLUS An Easy Moist Banana Nut Bread Recipe like this one are a simple moist bread anyway.

Can I Make This Banana Pecan Bread Recipe in a Toaster Oven? 

You absolutely can! Set the temp the same as an oven temp and pop it in there. You’ll soon have the Best Banana Nut Bread Recipe Ever!

What is Good on this Banana Bread Recipe?

This Banana Bread Recipe is GREAT with…

  • Cream Cheese
  • Custard
  • Butter
  • Nutella 
  • Coffee
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Any flavor of Jam
  • And a bunch more that I can’t think of right now. 

See the PRO TIP in the Recipe Card!

What Can I Serve with this Banana Pecan Bread? 

We love this delicious banana nut bread with pecans for breakfast with…

Scratch Made Pancakes,

Homemade Strawberry Jam

and a Sausage Egg Casserole!

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slice of banana bread with pecans, forks and a plate. napkin in background

Hello luscious easy banana nut bread!

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And finish it all off with…

Banana Pudding!

Ya’ll be Sweet Now, Ya’ Hear? 

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Banana Pecan Bread in a silver colored bread pan and butter in the background

Banana Pecan Bread

Crunchy edges and a fluffy middle!  You'll soon be wondering why you didn't make this sooner and you'll never throw a banana away again!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan Banana Bread, banana bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 450kcal


  • 2 Cups all purpose flour sifted
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter one stick – room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten room temp
  • 2 bananas fully ripe, over ripe is better
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Cup chopped Pecans


  • Preheat oven to 325. Prepare the loaf pan with baking cooking spray such as Baker's Joy. 
  • whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, on medium speed, cream together the butter, sugar and eggs.  Add the bananas and lemon juice till creamy. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add the pecans last.
  • Turn into a 1 ½ lb loaf pan that has been prepared. Bake x 60-75 minutes at 325. Remove from the oven and set on a rack to cool.  Serve warm. 


  • For this recipe, older bananas work best.  Older bananas impart more flavor. 
  • If pecans aren't your thing, its fine to substitute walnuts.  Feel free to leave the nuts out altogether. 
  • Allow the loaf to cool completely before turning it out. 
PRO TIP: For a great change up in this recipe, try adding a half cup of blueberries instead of nuts, a handful of chocolate chips added with the nuts or even a sprinkle of cinnamon to the final mix!


Nutrition Facts
Banana Pecan Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 265mg11%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This Recipe for Banana Pecan Bread adapted from…

Banana Nut Bread by Brenda Netzley page 9 of the “Pinch O This and Dash O That” Pleasant Hill, Ohio United Church of Christ cookbook 1975.

***This post originally appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes March 24, 2015 and has been updated with “how to” photos, a video, why this recipe works, FAQ’s, Tips and Tricks, Pro Tips, Nutrition information, the instructions in the recipe were updated and related recipes added.***


There’s nothing I can add to this one..

John 6:35

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating


Sunday 14th of March 2021

We always have lots of shelled pecans in the freezer. Fall ritual to pick up, shell and freeze. Have lots of church cookbook recipes that are ok, but this one takes the "cake". This pandemic has certainly thrown a monkey wrench into church functions. Miss the monthly potluck a lot. What is better than gathering with fellow believers for fellowship and good food.

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 14th of March 2021

That's true Sue. Thank you for leaving a comment. I'm so glad you are enjoying this bread. :)


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Absolutely fabulous. Best I ever had so far & so easy. I added semi-sweet chips. WOW Love to get a blueberry bread recipe like this one.

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 28th of May 2020

Hi Kris! Thanks so much for leaving a comment. You have made my day! I tell you what, I'll work on a blueberry bread recipe, how about that? Just keep your eyes peeled on the home page of the website or subscribe to the newsletter, I let newsletter subscribers know what I've been cooking up each Friday.

Gina Jefferies

Saturday 4th of April 2020

My new favorite banana bread recipe. So moist! I thawed some frozen over ripe bananas, and they made it perfect! Left out the pecans, and it was still great. Glad I made a double batch. I think the first loaf will be gone by tomorrow.

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 5th of April 2020

Hi Gina! Thanks so much for coming back and leaving a message and I am THRILLED that you enjoyed the banana bread so much! Take care!

Eileen Hightower

Friday 31st of January 2020

Can you make these as muffins too?

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of February 2020

Hi Eileen, you CAN, however, you will need to experiment with the time in the oven. I suspect it will be near 10 minutes but since I haven't don't them this way before, I don't know. Also, they will likely be very sticky and you will want to use muffin papers.


Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Delicious- I wouldn’t change a thing!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 23rd of February 2018

Thank you Marty! You don't know how much it means to hear that from you today! :)


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