This moist and delectable banana bread is loaded with nutty pecans for a flavour boost! It’s so good that you can’t have just one slice!
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Isn’t banana bread the best? The overripe bananas, the sweet smell wafting through your home. The ease of making and slicing. I mean, you mix all the ingredients together, pour into a pan, smooth and bake. Couldn’t get easier. My family is the biggest fan and I really wanted to make a holiday version that took it up a notch.
As you can see by the photos, I went with a Pecan Banana Bread. The pecans really add a literal nutty boost, and a delicious slight bite to each slice. I love that although they make such a delicious difference, they’re as easy as just adding into the batter. You could even add chocolate chips here too, or a generous swirl of pecan butter (YUM).
As you guys might have realised, I have a lot of pecan recipes! I’m really excited to be partnering with American Pecans for this post to share with you guys the benefits, versatility and straight up, the wonders of this gorgeous nut, which is actually the only major tree nut native to America. Personally, I just love that they taste amazing raw, toasted or baked. Like, I can snack on them either way, and definitely in beautiful banana bread.
One of the really interesting things that I’ve learned while partnering with American Pecans is that every time you enjoy pecans, you’re actually supporting thousands of American farmers. You know I’m all about supporting local, so this fact really touched my heart. Because of this, they’re hosting the first-ever Pecan-A-Thon. It’s an entertaining variety show to celebrate the versatility of pecans, starring actress and comedian Wendi McClendon Covey.
The show goes live on November 20th on their website so be sure to check it out! I’ll of course be sharing it on my IG and FB page so you guys know as soon as it goes live. They also have a really cool hashtag #PledgePecans which is basically a fun promise to add one pecan-friendly recipe other than pecan pie to your holiday table in an effort to support local pecan growers and their families. LOVE this – since it not only helps, but ends up making for a super tasting holiday table too. So of course making these divine Pecan Banana Bread means that you’re taking part in that pledge. Win, win friends.
Of course I kept this Pecan Banana Bread gluten free, but you would never know because of the beautiful blending of ingredients. Make sure that your banana is super ripe, like black skin. I prefer to not use frozen to thawed bananas since they are so watery, but if you just pat the excess liquid with a some kitchen towels.
I hope you enjoy this Pecan Banana bread friends and that it makes it to your holiday tables (in one piece)! P.S. I’m coming out with ANOTHER recipe tomorrow with American Pecans, so look out for that! Hint: it’s cookies!
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