Banana Bread (Yeast Risen)

READY IN: 2hrs 25mins




  • Set oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease 2 (8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch) loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, mix together 1-1/4 cups flour, with 1/2 cup sugar, salt and undissolved yeast.
  • Heat the evaporated milk, water and margarine OR butter to 120F-130F (the margarine need NOT melt).
  • Add to dry ingredients; beat for 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer.
  • Add in eggs, banana and 1 cup of flour; beat at high speed for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped pecans, and enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
  • Knead for 8-10 minutes.
  • Set in a greased bowl; grease the top of dough lightly, cover bowl with plastic wrap; let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  • Punch down dough; divide in half; shape into loaves.
  • Place the dough into prepared baking loaf pans; cover, let rise until doubled, (about 1 hour).
  • In the meantime, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  • When the loaves are doubled in size, remove the plastic wrap, brush lightly with melted butter and top with the sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes.
  • Cool.