Banana Bread With Blueberry And Pecan

AuthorSylvieCategory, DifficultyBeginner

You might think that this is another banana bread recipe, but it’s definitely not! It’s the best one you’ll ever make. Soft crumb with some texture from the pecans, browned shiny top, pops of jammy blueberry inside, with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Perfection!

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins
 1 ½ cups mashed very ripe bananas (4-5)
 80 g unsalted melted butter plus more for pan
 1 large egg, beaten
 1 ½ cups all purpose flour, plus more for pan

 A pinch of salt
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
 ½ cup plus 2 tbsp cane sugar
 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
 ½ cup finely chopped pecans, plus whole pecans for garnish
 1 ½ cups blueberries, tossed with 1 tbsp of all purpose flour
 1 banana for garnish, peeled and split lengthwise
1

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Brush a small loaf pan with butter, generously sprinkle with flour, remove excess, and place in fridge.

2

Mash the banana well, add the melted butted, and beaten egg. Mix.

3

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

4

Cut open the vanilla pod and scrape out the beans. Rub the vanilla beans into the sugar. If using vanilla extract, just whisk it with the egg.

5

Add the dry ingredients and the vanilla sugar to the wet ingredients, along with the chopped pecans and the blueberries. Mix just until combined.

6

Transfer the batter to the prepared load pan, top with the split banana and few pecans. Bake for 55-60 Minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7

Remove from the oven, let it cook in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. You can cut it while still a little hot, but it will be crumbly. Cut into slices and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 1 ½ cups mashed very ripe bananas (4-5)
 80 g unsalted melted butter plus more for pan
 1 large egg, beaten
 1 ½ cups all purpose flour, plus more for pan

 A pinch of salt
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
 ½ cup plus 2 tbsp cane sugar
 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
 ½ cup finely chopped pecans, plus whole pecans for garnish
 1 ½ cups blueberries, tossed with 1 tbsp of all purpose flour
 1 banana for garnish, peeled and split lengthwise

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Brush a small loaf pan with butter, generously sprinkle with flour, remove excess, and place in fridge.

2

Mash the banana well, add the melted butted, and beaten egg. Mix.

3

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

4

Cut open the vanilla pod and scrape out the beans. Rub the vanilla beans into the sugar. If using vanilla extract, just whisk it with the egg.

5

Add the dry ingredients and the vanilla sugar to the wet ingredients, along with the chopped pecans and the blueberries. Mix just until combined.

6

Transfer the batter to the prepared load pan, top with the split banana and few pecans. Bake for 55-60 Minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7

Remove from the oven, let it cook in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. You can cut it while still a little hot, but it will be crumbly. Cut into slices and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Banana Bread With Blueberry And Pecan
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2 Comments

  1. Gracie November 30, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Decadence at its best.

    Reply
    1. Sylvie December 11, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      See you soon! <3

      Reply

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