Butter Pecan Banana Bread. Try and say that 5 times fast! I am not a fan of anything banana. I am allergic to the raw ones, and anything banana flavored gives me a bad case of the gags. However, my daughter loves them. But not enough to eat a whole bunch. Even though she promised, that THIS time she would eat them before they went bad. Why not buy just 1 banana you say? Because then I wouldn’t have an excuse to make the one banana thing I do love, Banana Bread.
I usually just make the original, but today I thought “What could I do to make this extra sinful?”. Well my first instinct was add butter. And after a few minutes of rummaging through the cabinets, I found two things that I couldn’t believe I had never paired before: Pecans and Molasses.
Simply mix all the original ingredients, add a half cup of pecans, and bake. While that bakes make the topping. I toasted pecans in a skillet, added butter, molasses, and brown sugar, and a tiny bit of water. I just poured this over the top of the hot loaf when it was finished baking. And good golly miss molly it was good!!!
- ½ cup pecans
- 2 tbsp butter
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ brown sugar
Original Banana Bread Ingredients:(add ½ cup pecans for this Butter Pecan Banana Bread)
- 3-4 mashed overly ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- pinch of salt
Bake at 350°f for 1 hour, add topping and enjoy!