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The Best Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Banana Nut Bread

Learn how to make the perfect sweet and moist banana nut bread.
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 251kcal
Author Maike





  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit and pregrease a loaf pan.
  • Cut bananas into 1-inch pieces.
  • Combine bananas, wet ingredients, and sugar in a large bowl. Use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and beat on low speed.
  • Keep the mixer on low speed and spoon in the flour and baking soda. Add the chopped pecans.
  • Pour the dough into a pre-greased loaf pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Insert a toothpick into banana bread to ensure it's fully baked. If it comes out clean, take the bread out of the oven. Put on a cooling rack and allow to cool to room temperature.


I made this banana nut recipe with pecans, because I was out of walnuts.
Most of the time I use chopped walnuts for this recipe (for no other reason than my husband likes them better). But you can easily swap pecans for walnuts without compromising texture or taste. 
*You don't need to own stand mixer for this recipe. 


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg