Easy One Bowl Banana Bread Recipe

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Easy One Bowl Banana Bread Recipe – Easy to make and lightened-up delicious banana bread recipe with crunchy pecans and loads of banana flavor.

Sliced banana bread up-close.

This EASY Banana Bread is moist and delicious with loads of banana flavor and crunchy nuts! A quick and delicious recipe that gives perfect results every time.

Truth: I hide bananas. Not because I’m bananas about bananas, but because I’m bananas about banana bread. And nuts about nuts! 

Hey Hey, internetS friends! First things first: It’s Monday! Do you love Mondays?!?  😆

Although, I have to be honest. On Mondays, I have the most energy. On Mondays, I feel like I can tackle every single one of those 1347 emails in my inbox. Of course, I also tell myself that I have until Friday to do that. 

Banana Bread on the counter.

So. Do you ever get something stuck in your head that you just HAVE to have? That you just have to make and inhale?

This banana bread was that thing for me. 


Those bananas I was hiding? I mashed ‘em up, added in some sugar and eggs and threw in some pecans, and Oh. My. Yumminess. Insane! The most perfectly soft-crusted outside, and cakey, moist inside.

Makes for a lovely breakfast, coffee-partner or midnight snack, which happens to be my personal fave.

Slices of banana bread.

While I was at it, I snapped some pics and decided to update this old post. Lord knows those photos needed a makeover. 


The fun news: this is actually a base banana bread recipe that I’ve used for years. It’s quick to prepare because it’s all done in one bowl, and it’s also easy to play around with it. For instance, if you don’t like white whole wheat flour, use all-purpose flour.

Don’t like pecans, throw in some walnuts. Or chocolate chips? Even better!

Looking to replace the sugar with a sweetener? Go right ahead! I’ve done it all, and it all works perfectly.


  • Wrap baked and completely cooled banana bread in plastic wrap and wrap again with aluminum foil. Keep at normal room temperature for 2 days.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.


  • Wrap baked and completely cooled bread in plastic wrap and aluminum foil; keep in the freezer for 2 to 3 months. 

Banana Bread Slices on the counter.

And don’t you want the biggest cup of coffee right now? With the biggest slice of this beauty?! Let’s do it.

P.S. We have never polished off an entire loaf of banana bread within one day. This one didn’t make it to the next hour. 


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Easy One Bowl Banana Bread Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Easy to make, delicious banana bread recipe with crunchy pecans and loads of banana flavor.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 152


  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas , mashed
  • 1/3- cup melted butter
  • 1/2- cup Truvia baking sweetener OR 3/4-cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg , lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-1/2 cup white whole wheat flour OR all-purpose flour
  • 1/2- cup chopped pecans (you can also use walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins, etc...)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a 4×8 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas and butter; using a wooden spoon, mix the melted butter into the mashed bananas until thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in the sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix well.
  • Add in the flour and carefully mix the batter.
  • Fold in the pecans.
  • Pour the mixture into previously prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
  • Cut and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Easy One Bowl Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 136mg6%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: easy banana bread, healthy banana bread, quick bread recipe

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42 Responses
  1. mjskit

    This bread looks fabulous! I love a good banana bread with nuts and this one is no exception. Love the use of the spiced nuts!

  2. Sunny @ http://pantrychef.wordpress.com

    Kate, I have a ton of spiced and sugared pecans left over from Christmas and I was wondering what in the world to do with them. Thanks for the amazing idea! Banana bread with a smear of cream cheese is always such a treat. Now adding pecans? Oh, yea!

  3. Jennifer Eloff

    Looks like a wonderful banana bread. I’ll bookmark this one to low-carb it when I have time. Thank you so much!

  4. Sandra

    Gone in one hour? That sounds like something that would happen in my house. This looks so good and you made me want to make it now.

  5. Roxana GreenGirl

    i love a good banana bread (i too have to hide bananas if I plan making some) and those spiced pecans sound like a great addition!

  6. kita

    Banana bread is magical isn’t it? And with nuts – heavenly. I can’t blame you and the family for polishing it off so quickly either!

  7. Cheryl and Adam @pictureperfectmeals.com

    Aren’t Amelia’s Spicing pecans great? Mike asked us to do some photography for them and when he sent us the product he ended having to send us another jar of the cinnamon ones because Adam ate almost all of them the day we received them. Great use of them in the banana bread, I’m sure it’s fabulous!

  8. tanja@tanjascookingcorner

    I LOVE bananabread, and cinnamon-spiced pecans in combination with bananas sound heavenly to me!!! I am sure that this loaf would not survive a second day! 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Elies_Lie

    Look at the color and the shape of the bread!!
    just by looking at the pic and read the recipe, I’m sure I loves this one kind of banana bread kate 🙂
    I loves banana bread fr breakfast, it’s good with a cup of coffe, don’t u agree?
    tq fr sharing the recipe kate!! 😉

  10. Mike

    Thanks again Katrina for posting your wonderful Banana Bread with my, er, Amelia’s Spicing Pecans. You took one of the most popular ideas for the cinnamon pecans that I have heard people remark; “Hey this would be great with … banana nut bread”, and made it extraordinary. Thanks again.

    Plus, I would like to offer anyone of your readers an opportunity to sample these for themselves. If they’d like to write me at spicingpecans at gmail dot com, I will be glad to send them one of my small business card samples. Of course if they just want to get some for the holidays … they can their choice between (the phantom) Herb, Hot, Cinnamon, or Coffee flavors … and if they mention Diethood I’ll give them $2 off each/every jar.

    Thanks again Kate … You’re awesome!

  11. Carolyn

    oooh, love the pecans in the banana bread! In this house, it’s hard to make anything with bananas, as they get eaten so quickly. I don’t blame you for hiding them!

  12. Megan @ Pip and Ebby

    Spiced pecans, oh my! I love banana-hiding, too. This bread looks fantastic! It’s definitely a polish-off-in-one-day loaf. 🙂

  13. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Oh those spiced pecans sound so good! I’d probably have finished all off mindless snacking too.

  14. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    I’ve been so pumpkin obsessed that I forgot about this comfort food staple and with a twist no less! YUM!

  15. Elyse@ The Cultural Dish

    This banana bread sounds delicious with the spiced pecans! I always use walnuts but I like this version!

  16. Liz

    Oh, yeah!!! I could dive into this bread…and with cinnamon spiced pecans? SO dreamy!!! YUM. You’ve done it again~

  17. Hester aka The Chef Doc

    Major deliciousness, Kate 🙂 I’m a huge fan of banana nut bread and these cinnamon-spiced pecans are definitely a good thing!

  18. Michelle

    I adore banana bread too! I’m hoping some bananas overripen while I’m away this weekend so that I can make peanut butter banana bread when I return!

  19. Kristy

    You know how we feel about our banana bread! We’ve left the nuts out of our loaves on the quest, but I do think that this would be delicious. In fact, you gave me a great idea – I can use my candied pecans after the holidays in a banana bread. Thanks Kate!

  20. Tina@flourtrader

    Ha-I can completely understand how the herb nuts disappeared as well as the bread! Sometimes it is hard to save things for baking, but I am glad you spared the cinnamon pecans for this bread. Banana bread is something I never refuse and I can put away some sweet pecan bread if I am not careful…but this? This maybe the beginning of an addiction…yum!

  21. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar

    Sounds wonderful Kate! Oh, to get my hands on a jar of those hot & spicy pecans. YUM! The things I could do!!! Excuse me while I drool… over the nuts AND the bread.

  22. Steph@stephsbitebybite

    I LOVE banana bread! I can only imagine it with spiced pecans!! I wanna do some mindless snacking on this whole loaf!

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