Banana Nut Bread

Banana nut bread is one of the Loon’s favorite treats on the morning of Thanksgiving.  The banana nut bread recipe is so good fresh out of the oven, with a little butter smeared on.   Yum!
Banana nut bread butter
Flour, sugar and butter are always a good place to start
banana nut bread with pecans and cherries
Throw in some toasted pecans and chopped maraschino cherries, just for good measure
baked banana nut bread
Cook at 350 F for 50 to 60 minutes. So good.
cooked banana nut bread
banana nut bread ready to be sliced

Banana Nut Bread

Delicious banana nut bread. Yum.
Course Brunch
Cuisine Brucn
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Kris Longwell


  • 5 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter room temp
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup of diced Maraschino cherries optional


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and butter a loaf pan
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until the consistency of brown sugar
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder
  4. Beat in the flour mixture into the butter/sugar cream mixture
  5. Slowly beat in the eggs
  6. Fold in the bananas, pecans and cherries
  7. Pour into prepared loaf oven
  8. Bake in oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Test with a toothpick. After inserting, is should come out clean. That's when it's done.
  9. Cool slightly on a rack. Remove from pan and slice.

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