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.
Nuts in your banana bread?
Nuts are optional in this recipe.
My husband loves lots of pecans in Banana Bread so my recipe is 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.
More Recipes Using Nuts
Living in the south means we do know how to make a good Pecan pie and mine is also chocolate, Chocolate Pecan Pie!
Christmas desserts are famous for having nuts in them like this easy recipe for Cranberry Pecan White Fudge.
Cookies with nuts are always an extra special treat and we can’t stop eating these every time we make them. Great for office parties or any holiday gathering. Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bar Cookies
We put pecans in savory recipes too like our Pecan Glazed Green Beans. A real treat at Thanksgiving or any time.
Add these Sweet & Salty Pecans to salads or eat them by the handful as a snack. Either way they are addictive!
The Versatility of Banana Bread
I hope you enjoy a versatile recipe as much as I do. This Banana Bread recipe is really very versatile because you can add the nuts or leave them out and the same goes for the Cinnamon.
Banana Bread Optional Ingredients:
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut Butter
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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. Nutrition information is not accurate and is estimated only as ingredients and products vary from kitchen to kitchen.
Serving Size 1 Slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 333Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 51mgSodium 262mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 3gSugar 26gProtein 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.
Nutrition information is not accurate and is estimated only as ingredients and products vary from kitchen to kitchen.