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A loaf of banana nut bread with a couple slices that have been cut on a rectangular white serving dish.

Banana Nut Bread

Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Banana, Bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 316kcal
Delicious banana nut bread. Yum.
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  • tbsp unsalted butter room temp
  • cup sugar
  • 1⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup bananas ripe, mashed (about 2)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup Maraschino cherries diced, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and butter a 9"x5" loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar on high for a couple of minutes.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Beat the flour mixture into the butter/sugar cream mixture.
  • Slowly beat in the eggs.
  • Fold in the bananas, pecans, and cherries.
  • Pour into prepared loaf oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 to 60 minutes. Test with a toothpick. After inserting, it should come out clean. That's when it's done.
  • Cool slightly on a rack. Remove from pan and slice. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.  
Wrap the bread in plastic wrap or foil.  It can stay on the counter for up to 5 to 6 days and will keep in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.  The bread freezes beautifully for up to 2 months. 
Slices can be reheated in the microwave on HIGH for just a few seconds.  


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: -17g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg