Banana Nut Crunch Bread

Banana Nut Crunch Bread

Banana nut crunch bread is loaded with pecans and topped with a delicious crunchy pecan streusel. A delicious twist on the classic banana bread.

After a year and a half of the Covid Pandemic we are still in our third lockdown in Ontario. Last year while in the first lockdown everyone was baking banana bread. Since we are still in lockdown here I thought it would be fun to create a twist on the classic banana bread! I love a plain banana bread but sometimes it is fun to change it up.

The added flavour an texture of the chopped pecans are marvellous in this bread. Those of you that have been following me for a while know that I am obsessed with crunchy streusel toppings! So too add even more to this banana nut bread I added a pecan streusel on top.

If you’re looking to change up a classic banana bread this recipe is perfect for you!

banana nut crunch bread

How to Make This Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease loaf pan and line bottom and long edges with parchment paper. You want the parchment paper sides to overhang, this allows you to easily remove the bread.

Crunchy Streusel Topping

In a medium sized bowl mix together flour, white sugar, cinnamon, 1/3 cup chopped pecans and melted butter. Mix until well combined, it should have a crumbly texture. Set aside. It’s important to make the topping first because the longer it sits out the crumblier the texture becomes.

crunchy pecan streusel topping

Banana Bread Batter

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together. Add in beaten egg and mashed bananas. Mix until well combined.

Add salt, baking soda, and chopped pecans; mix till well combined. Add in flour and mix just till combined.

banana nut bread batter

Pour batter into the loaf pan and add the streusel on top. Slightly pat the topping into the batter.

banana nut crunch loaf before baking

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing. It’s best to wait until fully cooled before slicing.

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Banana Nut Crunch Bread!

If you make this bread you can tag me on Instagram @jessiebakestreats and please leave me a review below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Banana Nut Crunch Bread

Jessie M
Banana nut crunch bread is loaded with pecans and topped with a delicious crunchy pecan streusel. A delicious twist on the classic banana bread.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients
  

Banana Bread Batter

  • 3 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 C salted butter softened
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 & 1/2 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans

Crunchy Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 C salted butter melted
  • 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 C chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease loaf pan and line bottom and long edges with parchment paper. You want the parchment paper sides to overhang, this allows you to easily remove the bread.

Crunchy Streusel Topping

  • In a medium sized bowl mix together flour, white sugar, cinnamon, 1/3 cup chopped pecans and melted butter. Mix until well combined, it should have a crumbly texture. Set aside.

Banana Bread Batter

  • In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add in beaten egg and mashed bananas. Mix until well combined.
  • Add salt, baking soda, and chopped pecans; mix till well combined.
  • Add in flour and mix just till combined.
  • Pour batter into the loaf pan and add the streusel on top. Slightly pat the topping into the batter.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing. It's best to wait until fully cooled before slicing.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store at room temperature, wrapped up, up to 4 days.
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