There's only one thing I think of when I see overripe bananas…banana nut bread! My mom used to always have banana nut bread in the house when I was growing up and clearly the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree because I make it all the time! This banana nut bread is so easy to make and only takes a few simple steps, yet the end result is irresistible to eat. Sometimes I'll make it as a gift or just to have in the house for breakfast. I've gotten a few requests to post this recipe so I hope you enjoy!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2-1 cup pecans, chopped (I prefer pecans but you can also use walnuts)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
With a mixer, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy. Next beat the eggs into mixture. Then add all dry ingredients, mixing until well combined. Add bananas, be careful not to beat too much. I like to leave the bananas a little chunkier. Lastly mix in chopped nuts.
Pour into a butter coated loaf pan and bake on 350° F for 45-60 minutes.