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Banana Bread with Ginger and Pecans

Banana Bread with Ginger and Pecans
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Banana bread is one of the favorite quick breads (or breakfast breads) in America. It was born in America and became staple sweet bread. And it is easy to understand why: this bread is delicious, easy to make, and budget friendly.

It was a really smart idea to use overripe bananas for baking breads or muffins. The aroma is stronger in overripe bananas what, in my opinion, makes them unpleasant to eat. But such fragrant fruits work great when added into bread dough. I think that there is even no need to add vanilla to the batter.

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Moreover, bananas create a wonderful combination when mixed with baking spices. Ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice develop a great flavor and taste in banana bread.

But you already know all this stuff, don’t you?

One more thing – banana bread is so popular in USA, and so loved by people that there is a National Banana Bread Day. So don’t forget to celebrate it by baking a wonderful aromatic loaf on February 23.

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Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350 F (170 C).

Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan (my bread form is longer and narrow).

In a mixer or food processor bowl, mix the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy.

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Add the bananas, ginger, and other spices, if using.

Add the eggs.

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Add the flour mixed with baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir until combined.

Stir in the nuts.

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Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan. Smooth out the top of the loaf.

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Bake in the oven for about 1 hour. Check with a wooden skewer or toothpick. The bread is ready if the skewer comes out clean from the center of the loaf.

Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly in the pan.

Carefully remove the bread from the pan and transfer it on a cooling rack. Cool completely.

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Banana Bread with Ginger and Pecans

Author: Nina Phomina
Course Bread, Cakes, Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Nina Phomina

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter (3 ½ -4 oz, 100-114 g), at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 medium bananas, peeled and broken into pieces or mashed
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2/3 - 1 cup chopped pecan nuts

Optional (for spicy bread):

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • pinch of ground allspice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (170 C).
  2. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a mixer or food processor bowl, mix the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy.
  4. Add the bananas, ginger, and other spices, if using. Stir.
  5. Add the eggs.
  6. Add the flour mixed with baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir until combined.
  7. Stir in the nuts.
  8. Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan. Smooth out the top of the loaf.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour. Check with a wooden skewer or toothpick. The bread is ready if the skewer comes out clean from the center of the loaf.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly in the pan.
  11. Carefully remove the bread from the pan and transfer it on a cooling rack. Cool completely.

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Cook with pleasure and enjoy the world!



4 thoughts on “Banana Bread with Ginger and Pecans”

  • Oh, this one is heavenly! I absolutely love it! So easy to make, yet so delicious and makes my house smell divine 🙂
    Здравствуйте, Нина! Выразить не могу, как я рада “возвращению” Вашего сайта и любимых рецептов! С этого красавца-кекса началось моё знакомство с Вашим русскоязычным проектом, и это была любовь с первого взгляда и с первого кусочка 🙂 Успехов Вам и процветания!

    • Thank you Anastasia! It is a pleasure to hear that you like this banana bread 🙂

      Здравствуйте. Спасибо за добрые слова и пожелания – буду стараться 🙂

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