Breakfast/ Desserts

Banana Nut Bread

Banana Bread is a “quick bread”. It’s easy to make and so delicious. Nuts are optional. This is one bread that is always a favorite.

The day before Christmas Eve I had plans to make a banana pudding for our family dinner the next day. An accident in the area left us without power for a few hours and threw my cooking schedule off. The next day in the rush to catch up, my dessert of banana pudding got scratched off the menu since we already had pies ready. Sad, I know, I know.

Well the holidays are now behind us and I find myself with a bunch of ripe bananas. Well obviously I must make banana nut bread rather than throw the bananas away. This recipe doubles well if needed for a double batch.


  • 1 stick of Butter, melted
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 c Flour, all purpose
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 c Mayonnaise, preferably Duke’s (you can use sour cream if you prefer)
  • 1/2 c chopped Pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl combine melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla and beat together until well combined. Add flour, baking soda, salt and mix to combine. Add mashed bananas, mayonnaise and mix together. Lastly mix in pecans.

Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and add banana nut bread batter.

Bake in a 350 degree oven 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean.

Allow bread to cool. Slice and serve.

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    April 29, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you so much …. We love our banana bread…how long would you cook in mini bread pans? Thanks

    • Reply
      Julia's Simply Southern
      May 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      I'm so glad and I'll hope you'll try this recipe. When I use mini bread pans I tend to start checking just before half of the cooking time using regular size pans. I would check first at 25 minutes by inserting a tooth pick into the center of one of the mini loaves and go from there.

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    Miz Helen
    October 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Julia,
    Your Banana Nut Bread looks so mosit and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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