Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is super easy to make, it takes no time to prepare!!! For best results use banana's that have been frozen and thawed out, they add a lot more moisture to the bread.Or if you want to use fresh banana's, add more applesauce for moisture.*Recipe has been updated thanks to review*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 f.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together sugar, eggs,and vanilla.
  4. Crush banana's with a fork, add to egg mixture.
  5. Add applesauce if desired.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture, to banana mixture and gently fold together until just moistened.
  7. Add pecans, mix gently and pour in to well greased bread pan (glass works best).
  8. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.


Most Helpful

I didn't have much luck with this recipe. I made as directed other than substituting walnuts for the pecans. I found the applesauce was essential, otherwise there would have not been any liquid to mix in. The batter was very stiff even then. I elected to bake in small foil cupcake pans so I could freeze the banana bread for future lunches. I ended up with 10 individual mini loaves. The bread was very dense and not sweet at all. This bread might be a good option for those seeking a very low fat option. Made for Spring '08 Pick A Chef.

Susie D April 13, 2008

I think something was missing, maybe oil, butter or applesauce. It was hard to mix so I added a little bit of applesauce and milk. Maybe a little bit of vanilla would be good. Made for PAC Fall 2007

Boomette September 18, 2007

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