• Chef Michelle

"Grandma Towler's" Banana Nut Bread

I will cherish this recipe forever! It was one of the first recipes handed down to me by my mother-in-law. I fell in love with its simplicity and abundance of flavor.

"Grandma Towler's" Banana Nut Bread Recipe | Yield: 2 loaves


  • 1 cup (226g) Unsalted Butter (room temperature)

  • 2 cups (400g) Granulated Sugar

  • 4 (200g) Eggs (room temperature)

  • 2 cups (240g) Self-rising Flour, sifted

  • 1 1/2 cups (360g) Banana, fresh, mashed

  • 1/2 cup (65g) Pecans, chopped

Preparation Steps:

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare 2 loaf pans using desired Pan Prep Method.

Step 2:

In mixing bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle blade, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at the time, mixing between additions.

Step 3:

On low speed, add sifted flour and continue to beat just until combined then fold in mashed bananas and chopped pecans.

Step 4:

Pour into prepared loaf pans. Bake approximately 50-55 minutes or until done.


  1. Takes approximately 6 medium sized fresh bananas to yield 300g mashed banana.

  2. To amp up flavor, add the grate and 1 teaspoon (5g) of juice from a fresh lemon to the mashed banana. Also add 1 teaspoon (5g) pure banana extract.

  3. You can use any size chopped pecans. I like the packaged pecan cookie pieces.

  4. No self-rising flour? Make your own by adding 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder (6g) and 1/4 teaspoon salt (1.25g) to 1 cup (120g) of all-purpose flour.

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