Pecan Topped Banana Bread (Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan)

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter. I’ve finally plugged back in after my extended break. It did me the world of good to have some time out but I missed you guys! Thank you so much to everyone that’s emailed or left me feedback on the blog about recipes you’ve tried these past few weeks. You guys have made me smile so much!

To kickstart my return, I thought I’d share one of my all-time favourite baked treats…

Pecan Topped Banana Bread

For banana bread, you want to use very ripe bananas – the blacker the better. So, if you’ve got some bananas languishing in the fruit bowl, this recipe is a great way to use them up.

Since banana bread can be a bit plain looking, I like to dress up our loaves by adding toppings or extra ingredients into the batter. In this loaf, I’ve sprinkled a handful of pecans on top which impart a delicious flavour and crunchiness when baked.

Pecan Topped Banana Bread

In the centre, I’ve added some chopped dates for a touch of caramel-like sweetness. If you wish, you could sub some of the dates for chopped nuts in the batter. Pecans or walnuts work especially well.

Pecan Topped Banana Bread

Since Lil’ L is currently at primary school (where nuts are banned), I tend to leave the nuts out of the banana bread batter so that he can take a slice in his lunchbox. I simply slice off the pecan top and he eats it when he gets home from school :o)

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone

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11 Responses to Pecan Topped Banana Bread (Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan)

  1. Welcome back Sharon, and I’m glad you had a good break. This looks like a lovely twist on banana bread!
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  2. Welcome back!!

    Nothing like a yummy banana bread (or even better…cake-bread). I love the addition of the nuts for a little extra something special!
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  3. Hi Sharon, I made this on Monday it was a great success. I blogged about it and linked back to you. http://railwaycottage.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/adventures-in-kitchen-vegan-banana-cake.html

    I’m just going to make it again for my visitors, adding vegan (Sainsburys own) vegan choc chips.

    I am new to baking but like a “tray bake”, so look forward too seeing more recipes like this one.

    Blessings, Kath

  4. I LOVE Banana Bread! Yummy, this looks so scrumptious with the dates and the pecan topping!
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  5. Delicious! Just waiting for my bananas to over ripen. This looks so good 🙂
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  6. Yummy recipe, light and fluffy. Love it!
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  8. This is a brilliant banana bread recipe. I’m so glad it’s in your book, so I’ll always have it to hand x

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