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Magic Cookie Bar Cookies

Magic Cookie Bar Cookies

Magic cookie bar cookies have all the flavours of a magic bar but in cookie form. These chewy, no chill cookies are full of chocolate chips, coconut, pecans, graham cracker crumbs, and sweetened condensed milk. Together they all form an amazing magic chocolate chip cookie! 

Chewy Caramel Turtle Brownies

Chewy Caramel Turtle Brownies

The best chewy caramel turtle brownies! A decadent brownie full of chewy caramel pieces and pecans baked inside. Topped with caramel sauce, chocolate, and pecans. If you love Turtles Chocolate these brownies will be perfect for you! I made these brownies with the help of 

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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Turtle Cookies

Turtle Cookies

These turtle cookies are so decadent and fancy looking you’d be surprised how easy they are to make. They consist of a chocolate cookie base, caramel pieces, chopped pecans, and chocolate chips. The texture is a combination of both chewy and crunchy. The taste is 

Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookies

Sweet, buttery, and loaded with pecan flavour. These butter pecan cookies have an amazing chewy texture and are easy to make. If you’re tired of making the same old cookies and want to try something new these butter pecan cookies are perfect. This recipe is 

Banana Nut Crunch Muffins

Banana Nut Crunch Muffins

Banana nut crunch muffins are loaded with pecans and topped with a delicious crunchy pecan streusel. The banana muffins are moist, soft, and so tasty.

This recipe was created when I was trying to figure out a sweet treat to bring on our cottage weekend up north. I had some left over pecans from my Cottage Cookies and decided to make some banana nut muffins and add on a streusel topping.

These muffins are so scrumptious and were a huge hit amongst my family! Beside the amazing taste they also have a very strong delicious smell that multiple people commented on.

WHAT IS A BAKERY STYLE MUFFIN?

A bakery style muffin is the term given to a muffin when it is cooked using two temperature settings to achieve a high muffin top. To do this start by cooking your muffins at 425 F for five minutes. The high heat causes the top to cook quicker and rise up. After 5 minutes lower the oven temperature to 350 F and cook at this lower heat setting until muffins are fully baked.

Baking with Children

If you’re baking with children or toddlers this is a great recipe to do together. There is lots of mashing, mixing, and pouring available for those little hands to help with. If you are baking with kids (toddlers especially) just keep in mind that things will not go perfectly. It helps if you have all the ingredients pre-measured. Spills will happen and messes will be made but I promise it will be fun and a great bonding activity.

How to Make These Banana Nut Crunch Muffins

Preheat the oven to 425F and line 12 muffin tins with liners.

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.

banana nut crunch muffin crunchy pecan streusel

Muffin Batter

In a large bowl mash the bananas until there are no large pieces left.

Mix in the sugar. Add the egg and vegetable oil and mix till well combined. Fold in the chopped pecans.

In a second medium sized bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. You want to fold in the dry ingredients and be careful not to over mix (this will result in dry muffins). Once there are no more flour streaks stop mixing.

banana nut crunch muffin batter

Divide batter evenly over 12 muffins cups, filling them 3/4 of the way full. Divide topping over filled muffin cups, gently patting it down into the muffin batter.

banana nut crunch muffin batter and topping

Bake for 5 minutes at 425 F. Then lower the oven temperature to 350 F and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until a toothpick in centred into the centre comes out clean.

Let muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Banana Nut Crunch muffins

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

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Banana Nut Crunch Muffins

Jessie M
Banana nut crunch muffins are loaded with pecans and topped with a delicious crunchy pecan streusel. The banana muffins are moist, soft, and so tasty.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

Muffins

  • 3 & 1/2 large ripe bananas
  • 3/4 C white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans
  • 1 & 1/2 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

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 425 F and line muffin pan with liners.

Crunchy 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.

Muffins Batter

  • In a large bowl mash the bananas until there are no large pieces left.
  • Mix in the sugar.
  • Add the egg and vegetable oil and mix until well combined.
  • Fold in the chopped pecans.
  • In a second medium sized bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Dump the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. You want to fold in the dry ingredients and be careful not to over mix (this will result in dry muffins). Once there are no more flour streaks stop mixing.
  • Divide batter evenly over 12 muffins cups, filling them 3/4 of the way full.
  • Divide topping over filled muffin cups, gently patting it down into the muffin batter.
  • Bake at 425 F for 5 minutes then lower the oven temperature to 350 F and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool slightly before eating.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. 
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Cottage Cookies

Cottage Cookies

My Grandmother is an extremely talented cook and baker and many of her recipes are tied to special memories. A family favourite is her cottage cookies. These are the cookies she would always bake and bring with her whenever she would visit someone’s cottage. These