Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Most Delicious Banana Bread Ever

That is if you
ask me.

Banana Bread with Pecans
from the Food Networks Tyler Florence

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 overripe bananas
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x5" loaf pan

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a small bowl, gently mash 2 of the bananas with a fork, leaving them with a bit of texture.

Using an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, whip the remaining bananas and sugar together for a good 3 minutes.  You want a light and fluffy banana cream. 

Add the melted butter, eggs and vanilla; beat well and scrape down the sides of the bowl. 

Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. 

Fold in the nuts and mashed bananas. 

Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake about 1 hour and 15 mins until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Rotate the pan periodically to ensure even browning.

I usually have to cook this longer than 1 hour and 15 mins.  And, I find banana bread typically gets pretty dark on top.  Therefore, I will sometimes put a piece of aluminum foil over the top about 1/2 - 3/4 of the way through the cooking time.

And what you end up with is YUMMY, Pecan NUTTY, DISAPPEARING
Banana Bread!




Jennifer Juniper said...

I love banana bread! I have a bunch in the freezer I might pull out to make this.

janet said...

I love to make little breakfast sandwiches using softened cream cheese....YUM!!!!

Caroline@carolinecollie said...

That sounds really tasty and I love banana bread. Is it definitely worth the work of pulling out the electric mixer? I might try it!

Heather said...

Yum, yum, looks delicious. I love banana bread, will have to remember to add pecans.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Sounds yummy, and I have bananas on the counter getting way too ripe as we speak! My mom always added marishino cherries to the top of her BB for a little surprise for us kids. That's what we do (even though I know there not the best for you, it's all about the memories for us) Thanks for sharing, Theresa

Lori said...

Looks delicious to me and I LOVE anything Tyler Florence makes. Now I have a serious yen for banana bread. :)

the treat girl said...

Yep! Gotta try this!!!!! I loooooove banana bread! I even love it "grilled" :)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love banana bread and am always in search of the perfect recipe. I'll be trying yours!