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Sunday, January 23, 2011

How To Make Homemade Banana Pecan Bread With Recipe

 By Shelly Hill


When it comes to baking quick fruit breads one of my favorites to make is homemade Banana Bread. I love trying out various recipes for it so that we are eating a slightly different version of it each and every time that I make it.
Years ago I my great grandma shared with me one of her favorite Banana Bread Recipe's and this one calls for chopped pecans instead of your traditional chopped walnuts. What I love about this particular recipe is that it makes a nice big loaf that is super moist with just the amount of perfect sweetness to it.
Great Grandma's Banana Pecan Bread Recipe
Ingredients Needed To Make 1 Loaf
5 tablespoons softened butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 medium or large egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups very ripe mashed bananas
1 3/4 cups all-purpose white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees and let oven fully heat up to the 350 degrees before placing pan into the oven. Lightly spray your loaf pan with non-stick vegetable cooking spray or lightly grease with butter.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter with an electric hand mixer at high speed until it is light and creamy smooth. Stir in the granulated sugar and the brown sugar. Using electric mixer, beat the sugars in with the butter until smooth. Add in the egg, egg whites and vanilla extract. Beat until batter is mixed together, approximately one minute. Pour in your mashed bananas and hand beat the batter until all of the ingredients are well combined. It will be a little lumpy.
In a small bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, table salt. and baking powder. Pour your flour mixture into the wet ingredients and use an electric mixer to combine all ingredients together. You will want to beat the batter for one to two minutes using an electric mixer or for three to four minutes if mixing it by hand. Stir in the finely chopped pecans.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and smooth it out so that it is even. Place loaf pan into the oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the center of the bread is done. (it is done when a knife inserted in center comes out clean). Cool your bread for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring it to a wire rack to finish the cooling process.
Shelly Hill is a mother and grandmother living in Pennsylvania who enjoys cooking, baking and canning. You can visit Shelly's online foodie blog called Shakin 'N Bakin in the Kitchen at for FREE cooking articles, tips and free recipes. You can also find Shelly at her Work At Home Business Options site at where you can find articles and tips that are geared towards the work from home mom.

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