Brown Sugar Pecan Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Pecan Banana Bread

Try this brown sugar spin on a classic banana bread recipe for a wonderfully moist loaf.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecan, halves


  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan and set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Slowly add flour mix into butter mix.
  • Stir in chopped pecans.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Place the pecan halves on top of the loaf.
  • Bake until loaf passes the toothpick test, about 1 hour.
  • Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Want to really capture the spirit of fall? Try this with 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice in place of the nutmeg.