This Easy Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for many years. No mixer required, we stir with a spoon to blend the ingredients. Cinnamon and Nuts are optional but they sure are a good addition!
I have been making this particular recipe for Banana Bread for more than 30 years. The original recipe came from a church cookbook and we know those always have the best recipes!
The cookbook is falling apart from years of use. I don’t keep it with my growing cookbook collection. It’s special so I keep it tucked away where no one but me can find it. After we moved into our new home I was in quite the panic because I had packed it away so well for the move.
My husband loves lots of pecans in Banana Bread so it’s loaded with them. We live in Georgia and are surrounded by pecan orchards in our hometown and on the roads we travel.
Pecan trees grow very tall with long stretching limbs but they are delicate and will sustain damage during storm season. Driving under a Pecan canopy on a Georgia back road is one of my favorite things about living in the South.
PECANS OR WALNUTS
You can use Pecans or Walnuts in this recipe. Since we pretty much always have Pecans on hand, I use those most often. Did you know that Walnuts help to maintain a healthier cholesterol? Yep and they are also rich in antioxidants.
Pecans are loaded with vitamins and minerals! They are also high in fiber and help lower your LDL cholesterol.
Also See our delicious and easy recipe for Chocolate Pecan Pie!
I hope you enjoy a versatile recipe as much as I do. This Banana Bread recipe if really very versatile because you can add the nuts or leave them out and the same goes for the Cinnamon.
We love the addition of the nuts and the cinnamon but you can skip them both and have good old fashioned Banana Bread which is moist and delicious.
PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
OPTIONAL: You can skip the Cinnamon and the Nuts. You can use Walnuts instead of Pecans Make muffins instead of a loaf by using a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Adjust the baking time to about 30 minutes. Check at 20 minutes to be safe as oven temperatures vary.
Serving Size: 1 Slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 262mg Carbohydrates: 47g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 26g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
OPTIONAL: You can skip the Cinnamon and the Nuts.
You can use Walnuts instead of Pecans
Make muffins instead of a loaf by using a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Adjust the baking time to about 30 minutes. Check at 20 minutes to be safe as oven temperatures vary.