Brown Sugar Pecan Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Pecan Banana Bread

A brown sugary twist on banana bread with toasted pecans and a perfectly moist texture.


  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 C brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 6 TBS unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 C 2% fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 C toasted pecans, chopped coarse


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9×5 loaf pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the bananas, melted butter, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla in a separate bowl, mashing the bananas well as you stir.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined – don’t overmix it. Fold in the toasted pecans.
  5. Pour the batter into the buttered pan and bake for 55-70 minutes, depending on your pan – test the bread with a toothpick beginning at 55 minutes, it should come out with just a few crumbs stuck to it.
  6. Remove the banana bread from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Keywords: easy banana bread recipe