The BEST Banana Pecan Bread recipe that makes for a great sweet bread! Soft and moist banana bread loaded with pecans, drizzled with a sweet glaze.

A delicious and easy sweet bread loaf recipe and just as popular as our Apple Bread.

Banana pecan bread on a plate with a homemade glaze and fresh pecans.

We have a love for Sweet Bread Recipes, no joke. You can find all of our favorite bread loaves like our moist Lemon Loaf to our Blueberry Bread there.

BANANA PECAN RECIPE-

This moist pecan banana bread combined with the sweet glaze brings this loaf to a whole new level! The bread loaf is loaded with bananas and pecans, SO GOOD! Aside from our Classic Banana Bread, this is one of our favorite banana bread recipes.

Banana bread recipe with pecans and a homemade glaze cut into slices.

HOW TO MAKE BANANA PECAN BREAD-

You are going to LOVE how easy this pecan bread comes together! If you use a pan that is larger or smaller than the indicated size, please note the bake time will be different.

  1. PREP– Line a 9”x5” bread loaf with parchment paper.
  2. DRY INGREDIENTS– In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. WET INGREDIENTS– Cream together sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Add in the mashed bananas, sour cream, vinegar, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla and beat to combine.
  4. COMBINE– Fold in the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and gently fold with a spatula to combine. Add in the chopped pecans and fold with a spatula to combine.
  5. BAKE– Add batter to the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden and fully cooked.
  6. GLAZE– Meanwhile, prepare the rich glaze.
  7. DRIZZLE– Cool the bread loaf and then drizzle with the homemade maple glaze.
  8. Slice and serve.

NOTE: If you have buttermilk on hand, the sour cream and vinegar may be substituted for 1/4 cup buttermilk.

How to make banana bread with pecans and maple syrup.

HOW TO MAKE THE SWEET GLAZE-

This maple glaze is so amazing! You’re going to just lick it with your fingers right out of the bowl.

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the sugar, butter and vanilla. Cook until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in the heavy whipping cream.
  3. Once cooled, add the powdered sugar and whisk until the glaze is a thick consistency.
How to make easy banana bread recipe with pecans.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-

Can I substitute the pecans?

Yes! You can use walnuts, hazelnuts, or a mixture of different nuts.

How do I keep my bread loaf moist?

The BEST way to keep your loaf soft and moist for several days is to keep it tightly sealed in a bag or in an airtight container.

When is my pecan bread done baking?

You can check the internal temp with a thermometer, the center of the loaf should be between 200°F-205°F. Or, if a toothpick is inserted into the center of the bread, it will come out clean.

Can I freeze pecan bread?

Yes, this pecan banana bread may be frozen. To freeze, completely cool the bread loaf. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap, then in foil. Freeze the bread for up to 2 months.

Thaw bread at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Reheat bread if warm bread is desired.

Storing pecan banana bread?

This loaf will last for about 3 days at room temp, or up to 5 days if stored in the fridge.

Can I make muffins out of this recipe?

Yes, just add the batter to muffin liners and bake at 355°F for about 18-20 minutes.

Banana bread loaf topped with a homemade glaze and powdered sugar.

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Banana Pecan Bread

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5 from 9 votes
Banana Pecan Bread Recipe. Super soft and moist bread packed with bananas and pecans with a rich glaze takes the bread over the top.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

glaze-

Instructions

prepare banana pecan bread-

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover 9"x5" bread pan with parchment paper and lightly grease.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, on medium speed, beat sugar and eggs until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • With a fork, mash the bananas. Add bananas, sour cream, vinegar, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla to sugar/egg bowl. Give it a quick mix.
  • Add flour mixture and mix. Fold in 1/2 cup pecans.
  • Pour mixture into the bread pan. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the loaf.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 30 minutes. Turn heat down to 325°F and bake another 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove bread from the oven. Cool slightly and remove from pan. Allow the loaf to cool completely on a cooling rack.

prepare the glaze-

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a light simmer. Remove from heat.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and mix. Set aside to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, add the powdered sugar and mix together until the glaze thickens.
  • Once bread loaf is cooled, drizzle the glaze over bread loaf, or just spread generously over the bread.
  • Enjoy, friends.

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 227mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1.3mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)