Delicious soft and tender banana bread cakes filled with buttered pecans take these cakes to another level! Great for gifts, and will also work using regular loaf pans. For those of you who enjoy banana bread, this recipe certainly won't disappoint!
The addition of buttered pecan nuts takes this banana bread to another level. It really is such a delicious, soft, and tender buttery loaf.
For this recipe, we've used mini loaf pans, with a Christmas theme, and they certainly make for cute little gifts over the festive period.
When you take a look at the ingredients you will know this is going to be a moist, delicious tasting cake and very popular too!
You can of course make this using a regular size loaf pan, just check the timings below for baking. What a delight!
Recipe By Peggy Mitchell
20 - 30 minutes
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16 mini loaves
16 x mini loaf containers measuring 3 ½ inch x 2 inch or 1 regular loaf pan.
1 cup of mashed bananas (fully ripened)
1 stick or ½ cup of unsalted butter room temp.
1 cup of sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
2 TBS cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour
For the pecans
2 Tablespoons of butter
¼ cup of brown sugar
Set oven to 350 F / 180 C/ Gas 4
1. Cooked the pecans in the 2 tablespoons of butter and ¼ cup of brown sugar, keep on the heat until it comes to a boil then remove and let cool.
Mash the bananas
2. Add mashed bananas to your mixer with your butter, sugar, eggs, salt, pecan mixture and sour cream. Now add your dry ingredients. Let mix for up to 5 minutes.
3. Place batter in the loaf pans and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them as some may cook quicker than the others. Test by using a toothpick, if it comes out clean, they are done!
To bake using a regular loaf pan, oven temperature is the same, and cook time will be approximately 1 hr 15 minutes. (check after 1 hour if it is done).
Butter Pecan Banana Bread
Delicious soft and tender cakes filled with buttered pecans take these cakes to another level! Great for gifts, and will also work using regular loaf pans.
- 1 cup of mashed bananas, fully ripened
- 1 stick or ½ cup of unsalted butter room temp.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp . baking soda
- 2 TBS cinnamon
- 1 tsp . salt
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour
For the pecans:
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- Set oven to 350 F / 180 C/ Gas 4
- Cooked the pecans in the 2 tablespoons of butter and ¼ cup of brown sugar, keep on the heat until it comes to a boil then remove and let cool.
- Add bananas to your mixer with your butter, sugar, eggs, salt, pecan mixture and sour cream. Now add your dry ingredients. Let mix for up to 5 minutes.
- Place batter in the loaf pans and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them as some may cook quicker than the others. Test by using a toothpick, if it comes out clean, they are done!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 16
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g
If you enjoy using bananas in desserts, try this Banana Pudding Pie recipe. It's easy to make and perfect for the holidays!
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Love! Love! Love! This recipe! I have made it several times and everyone loves this!
The second item in the list of ingredients is confusing:
“1 cup stick or 1/2 unsalted butter, room temperature.”
Please clarify the exact amount of butter. Thanks.
Hi Linda, thanks for being this to my attention. It’s 1 sick or 1/2 cup butter. For some reason the text didn’t translate properly to the recipe card at the bottom of the post. I’ve edited it so it reads correctly now.
Thanks once again!
I am so very confused on the butter… is it one stick of regular salted OR a HALF stick of unsalted? I am ready to go and now I’m stuck! Don’t understand the 1/2. Please help!
1/2 is a half!
Sorry but there is no way this makes 16 mini loaves. I barely got 5 mini loaves half filled with the recipe.
Thank you for your quick response. Can’t wait to try these. Trying to star early planning for Christmas and these look perfect for what I have in mind!
You’re welcome Tammy. Sounds very organised! Please do shout up here or on our Facebook page if there’s anything you’re after for your Christmas planning. We have lots of delicious goodies so I’d be more than happy to send a few ideas your way.
Have a lovely day!
Thank you, I am looking for Mini loaf receipes. I would love to a variety of kinds to chose from.
Hi Tammy, I do have a lot of cakes which will all be suitable for mini loaf bakes. Simply adjust the time to what you’re used to when baking them. Here are a few you can take a look at. (I’ll try and choose the festive Christmas type ones for you!
https://lovefoodies.com/pecan-and-banana-streusel-cakes.html (the streusel topping on this is wonderful!)
Hope you’ll find something here. These ones are always very popular around the Fall and Christmas time, and have had great reviews!
just one quick question…how many mini loaves does this make? I see in the text is states Yield 16….so is that 16 mini loaves?
Hi Tammy, yes, it is 16 minis
This is delicious, but it’s a little confusing about the butter – do you put a stick in the “loaf” and then an additional 2 TBSP in with the pecans? Butter isn’t mentioned when you describing making the loaf.
Each time I make it, I wonder.
Hi Trudy, So sorry for the confusion. I’ve edited the recipe to make it much clearer now! Thanks for writing in.
Made this as written. Used an 8.5×3.5 bread pan and baked for an hour. Came out amazing. So good! Thanks for a great recipe ☺
Hey Lori! Thanks for your notes on the cook time for your pan size. That will be very helpful for others who might want to use the same. So glad you like the recipe and thanks for taking the time to write in and tell us too! Much appreciated.
Wishing you a super duper day!