Hands-On Time
20 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours
Yield
1 loaf (10-12 servings) 

Amy Grant’s Banana Nut Bread recipe is the perfect addition to a festive, holiday party. You may know her as the “Queen of Christian Pop” or recognize the name from her 6 Grammy Award wins, but what’s even more impressive is this decadent banana nut bread recipe. Packed with toasted pecans and fresh bananas, this classic dish is sure to please your trendy best friend, picky mother-in-law, and everyone in between.

Want to know the best part? Banana bread is quick and easy; with only 20 minutes of hands-no time, it’s the perfect choice for a last-minute potluck or hectic family gathering. Whether you prefer banana nut bread in the morning with a cup of coffee or after dinner for warm and delightful dessert, this recipe is foolproof. With a few staple ingredients like butter, sugar, and eggs, you’ll be well on your way to making this tasty dish. You won’t be able to resist a second slice, guaranteed!

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Step 2

Combine flour and next 2 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas and pecans. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.

Step 3

Place pan in a cold oven. Set oven to 300°F. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from the pan.  Cool bread in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan, and slice. 

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