Banana Raisin Pecan Bread

Bananas are one of my favorite healthy snacks (along with these) but I’m kind of picky about eating them if they’re too ripe. Once they get to that point of over-ripeness, they end up sitting in my kitchen and sometimes get thrown out. In the summer, I like to make frozen banana “ice cream” and fruit smoothies in the blender, but in the winter when I’m in the mood for comfort food, banana bread and banana muffins are where it’s at.

In addition to having a couple of close-to-death bananas around, I also had some raisins and pecans leftover from holiday recipes, so I baked the following recipe (based on’s banana raisin base). Hope you try it out and enjoy!

Banana Raisin Pecan Bread Recipe

Banana Raisin Pecan Bread

Banana Raisin Pecan Bread

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar or brown sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl.

2. In a separate small bowl, combine the eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, and mashed banana. Add this to the dry ingredients in the larger bowl and mix together with a rubber spatula or spoon, adding the raisins and pecans as you stir.

3. Grease a 9 x 5 or 8 x 4 standard loaf pan and pour the batter in. Sprinkle the top of the batter with the raw sugar or brown sugar.

4. Bake at 350 F for about an hour until golden on top (check done-ness by inserting a wood toothpick in the middle of the loaf; when it comes out clean, your bread is done).


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