Pecan Banana Bread
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix first four ingredients with a fork. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until mixture has a crumbly texture. Stir bananas, pecans, lemon peel, and eggs into flour mixture, until flour is just moistened. Do not overmix.
- Spoon batter into a lightly greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes before slicing.
Note: Lightly toasting the chopped pecans will make a big flavor difference in this or most any other dish. Spread them out on a baking sheet and toast at 350°F for 4 or 5 minutes, or until you begin to smell them.
Prep time: 20 Min; Cooking time: 50 Min; Total time: 1 Hr 10 Min
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell