Create a delicious and tender banana bread without baking soda using this easy homemade recipe that relies on baking powder for its leavening power.


– bananas – pecans – all-purpose flour – baking powder – cinnamon – fine sea salt – eggs – granulated sugar – canola oil – vanilla extract – powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C). Butter and flour the loaf pan. Turn it over the sink and pat it gently to remove the excess flour.


Bananas: Peel, mash them with a fork, and set them aside. Click the "Recipe page" below for the full recipe!


Pecans: Chop the nuts and set them aside. On the recipe page, there are many tips, notes, and recommendations!


Dry ingredients: Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set them aside.


Wet ingredients: Beat the eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes. Add the mashed bananas.


Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and fold in gently using a spatula until just combined. Don’t overmix! Fold in the pecans in just 2 or 3 movements.

How to bake

Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake the banana bread for 55  to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

How to make

Cool: Let the bread cool in the tin for about 30 minutes. Transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

How to serve

Serve: Sprinkle the bread with powdered sugar or ice it with a mix of powdered sugar and lemon juice.

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