Recipe: Banana and Pecan Loaf

banana and pecan loaf recipe

Full of flavour Banana and Pecan Load – perfect for afternoon tea

When an afternoon cuppa needs something a little more decadent, or if you forgot about those bananas in the fruit bowl, this banana and pecan loaf will surely hit the spot.  We added a drizzle of brown butter (also known as beurre noisette)  – if you haven’t made this before, click here for how to make brown butter.

Looking for more treats to make?  Scottish Fruit Slice Recipe, Easy Coffee Cake or Dan Lepard Lemon Drizzle Cake.

banana and pecan loaf recipe

Recipe for Banana and Pecan Loaf

Ingredients

225g Self Raising Flour
1/4 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
Pinch of Salt
75g Butter
110g Brown Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
450g Bananas, peeled and mashed
75g Pecans, chopped

topping

25g Pecans

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 160 fan, 180 conventional, gas 4.
Grease and line the base of a 2lb loaf tin.
Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add the eggs gradually.
Stir in the flour, bananas and pecans.
Place the mixture into the greased tin.
Add pecans to the top of the mixture.
Bake for around 1 hour, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Bonus step

Some brown butter drizzled on the top of this banana and pecan loaf gives it some extra oomf.

Place the pieces of butter in your light-coloured pan. (This makes it easier to see the colour change)
Turn the heat to medium. Medium heat ensures the butter cooks evenly.
Begin stirring to move the butter around as it melts.
Once melted, the butter will begin to foam and sizzle around the edges.
Keep stirring.
In about 5-8 minutes from when you started (depending on the amount of butter you used), the butter will turn golden brown.
The foam will slightly subside and the milk solids on the bottom of the pan will toast.
Remove immediately from the heat and pour the butter into a heat-proof bowl.
It will smell intensely buttery, nutty, and rich.

banana and pecan loaf recipe

banana and pecan loaf recipe

Banana and Pecan Loaf

Moist and delicious Banana and Pecan loaf perfect for afternoon tea
Course afternoon tea, cake, Snack
Cuisine American, English

Ingredients
  

  • 225 g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 75 g Butter
  • 110 g Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 450 g Bananas peeled and mashed
  • 75 g Pecans chopped
  • topping
  • 25 g Pecans

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 160 fan, 180 conventional, gas 4.
  • Grease and line the base of a 2lb loaf tin.
  • Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add the eggs gradually.
  • Stir in the flour, bananas and pecans.
  • Place the mixture into the greased tin.
  • Add pecans to the top of the mixture.
  • Bake for around 1 hour, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Keyword afternoon tea, banana, cake, pecan, snack

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Hello! I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers which is a food and travel website. I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers. We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year. Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.     Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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