Maple Pecan Banana Bread 1.0

January 14th

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What to do when a coworker hands you a bag of pecans from his family’s trees?

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Bust out the hammer, check out what you have on hand and and yelp with glee when you find another key ingredient stashed in the back of the freezer:

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These little chips are like pancakes melting in your mouth. They were a gift from that great Denver Brunette, Julia. (FYI, don’t Google “Denver Brunette” expecting to find her blog. Ahem.)  I knew nuts + pancake maple goodness + a black banana from the freezer that was ready for some action = a nice afternoon of bread baking.

Simple addition, really.

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Oh, I gave this loaf away, but it wasn’t easy. In fact, I gave this loaf away missing a significant corner I hope the recipient thought was due to a little something I like to call “pan stickage.” As a result, I can testify this is some damn good bread.

Let’s say you don’t have maple burst chips in your pantry — I’ve adapted the recipe assuming you do have syrup:

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 really overripe banana
3 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. maple syrup
1 c. chopped pecans
2 eggs
2 c. sifted flour
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
In a mixer, cream sugar and butter; add eggs. After well blended, add banana and lemon juice. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt. Mix. Add pecans and pour into a well greased 9×5 inch loaf pan. Pour syrup over top of bread. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.*
I’ve already alerted Salty Senor and his lovely Betty Page I’ll be baking up another loaf for them soon. I want to try making this with buttermilk and oats. A tasty experiment lurks!
*To be fair, I’ve never added the syrup this way, but I think it will work. Good luck!
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7 Responses

  1. Some major yum going on!!!

  2. I am so jealous… I want fresh pecans. I never really cared for them growing up and then I tried some fresh pecans from someone’s tree. Wow…worlds different. 🙂 The bread looks fabulous too.

  3. goldenstar January 15, 2010

    Looks like any old loaf of white bread but the ingredients inside will yield wayyy more than the look! What a surprise!

  4. That’s some very fine photography work right there.

  5. Oh my gosh, I have to make this bread right now!! It looks amazing. We used to get fresh pecans every year sent to us from our relatives in Georgia, wish we had some now! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Oh that looks good. My thinks I might also need to work on some SEO. Or was that really as big of a hint as it sounded?
    Love ya sweet cheeks.

  7. Boy, that looks yummy!