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Toffee Pecan Banana Bread

Toffee Pecan Banana Bread. Old fashioned, moist delicious banana bread with the addition of crunchy pecans and toffee chips. Perfect for lunchboxes, coffee breaks or a grab and go breakfast.

Toffee Pecan Banana Bread close up photo of cut loaf on a cutting board

Toffee Pecan Banana Bread

This Toffee Pecan Banana Bread was Spouse’s idea, once again inspired only by what was on hand. It was a very good idea indeed.

Toffee and pecans are natural flavour combination and a very popular one too. Our Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies are always a big hit with our followers around the holidays.

Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Truth be told I really don’t make them much during the rest of the year. My love of shortbread is legendary, so add crunchy pecans and toffee…well let’s just say my restraint goes out the window. I can scarf down a half dozen in no time.

Pecans for Chocolate Pecan Bars

Toasting the pecans makes them even more flavourful in this recipe.

The same goes for banana and toffee as in our legendary Banoffee Pie. That recipe and photo  actually won the public vote when I submitted it to the Today Show Home Cook Challenge several years back.

- caramel toffee, bananas, and whipped cream all in a graham cracker crumb crust!

Banoffee Pie

The flavour of the bananas, combined with sweet toffee, vanilla whipped cream and a graham crumb crust is just sublime. Everyone who tries it raves about it.

So if toffee and banana go together well and if  pecans and banana pair well too, why not see what happen when all three are in the mix.

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Toffee Pecan Banana Bread

Toffee Pecan Banana Bread, the result and a couple of tips.

The result was terrific and of large loaf disappeared in no time. My son Noah loves his banana bread, mostly his Nan’s Old Fashioned Banana Bread and he declared it to be one of the best new versions yet. 

It would also make a great coffee break treat, is great in lunches or as a grab and go breakfast on the busiest mornings. It’s a recipe that’s well worth a try.

A couple of notes on this recipe, first is to be sure to toast the nuts as directed. Untoasted nuts in baked goods are not something I usually suggest.

Toffee Pecan Banana Bread shoen still in pan fresh from the oven

Toffee Pecan Banana Bread

I find they sometimes even soften depending on the type of nut. Toasting helps them keep that great crunch longer and improves their flavour too. There’s just no comparison.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

Another delicious addition could be 1/2 cup chocolate chips!

Don’t worry if this banana bread does not bake in one hour in your pans or oven. It will tolerate more time. Just keep checking it and let the toothpick test be your guide.

If you liked this recipe, you’ll love our Orange Chocolate Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks!

Orange Chocolate Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks image with title text.

Orange Chocolate Banana Bread with white chocolate chunks

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Originally published Jan 2019. 
Toffee Pecan Banana Bread close up photo of cut loaf on a cutting board
Yield: 12 or more servings

Toffee Pecan Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Toffee Pecan Banana Bread. Old fashioned, moist delicious banana bread with the addition of crunchy pecans and toffee chips. Perfect for lunchboxes, coffee breaks or a grab and go breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 medium bananas. mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 3/4 cup toffee chips, like Skor bits

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toast the pecans on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn them after 5 minutes.
  3. Allow them to cool to room temperature while you prepare the rest of the recipe
  4. Beat sugar and oil in a bowl. Add eggs and mashed banana.
  5. Sift together dry ingredients and fold into banana mixture alternately with orange juice.
  6. Give the cooled pecans aa rough chop with a knife and then fold them into the batter along with the toffee chips.
  7. Pour batter into 1 large or two small greased and parchment lined loaf pans.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour depending upon pan size. A toothpick inserted in the centre which comes out clean is the best indicator that the loaf is fully baked.
  9. Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely

Notes

Don't worry if this banana bread does not bake in one hour in your pans or oven. It will tolerate more time. Just keep checking it and let the toothpick test be your guide.

If you want to bump up the flavour pf this recipe even more, try adding 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter when adding the pecans.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

12 or more servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 319Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 46mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 2gSugar 30gProtein 5g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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john o'neil

Friday 19th of February 2021

I made the Toffee Pecan Banana Bread yesterday. Great tasting and a keeper fot sure

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Wednesday 17th of February 2021

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Pat

Friday 17th of April 2020

How long would you bake them in the tiny loaf pans to make more individual loafs?

Peggy

Sunday 17th of February 2019

Your recipes are consistently delicious and I am so proud you are a fellow Canadian. Keep up the great work.

Marsha

Thursday 31st of January 2019

Very excited to make this, but unsure about the size of the pan you used. The large size pan you are referring to is it a 9 x 5 inch pan. Or 13 x 4 inch? Looking forward to your reply

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 28th of March 2019

9x5

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