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.

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!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS BANANA Nut Crunch BREAD

Easy. I love how easy this recipe is and everything is done by hand!

Tastes amazing. This banana bread tastes so good and has a perfect soft and moist texture.

Streusel topping. The crunchy pecan streusel is what takes this banana bread to the next level. It’s sweet, crunchy, and adds such a nice flavour!

banana nut crunch bread

Step By Step 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. It’s important to make the topping first because the longer it sits out the crumblier the texture becomes.

pecan streusel

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 batter ready for the oven

Bake for 55-60 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.

banana nut crunch bread

WHAT DOES SPOONED AND LEVELLED FLOUR MEAN?

Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then level off the access by scraping with a knife. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour causes the flour to compress and you will get more flour than the recipe calls for.

STORING THE BANANA BREAD

I love to eat banana bread while still warm but you can store it at room temperature for four days.

banana nut crunch bread

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banana nut crunch bread

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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 1 loaf

Equipment

  • loaf pan

Ingredients
  

Banana Bread Batter

  • 3 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 C salted butter at room temperature
  • 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.
    1/4 C salted butter, 1/2 C all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/3 C chopped pecans, 1/4 C white sugar

Banana Bread Batter

  • In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together.
    1 C white sugar, 1/4 C salted butter
  • Add in beaten egg and mashed bananas. Mix until well combined.
    1 large egg, 3 large ripe bananas
  • Add salt, baking soda, and chopped pecans; mix till well combined.
    1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 C chopped pecans
  • Add in flour and mix just till combined.
    1 & 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • Pour batter into the loaf pan and add the streusel on top. Slightly pat the topping into the batter.
  • Bake for 55-60 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

*Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then level off the access by scraping with a knife. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour causes the flour to compress and you will get more flour than the recipe calls for.
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4 thoughts on “Banana Nut Crunch Bread”

  • 5 stars
    Made this banana bread for a group of ladies gathered for a Bible study tonight and it was a hit! The ladies loved it and some said that it was the best banana nut bread they had ever had. I agree. This will now be my go to banana bread recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

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