Sunday, July 5, 2009

Banana Pecan Bread/"Pound Cake"

This is supposed to be like those nut-loaves sold in the baked goods section at Whole Foods. It turned out better than expected. My whole family, who used to be skeptical that anyone can make baked goods without eggs, milk, sugar, and honey, always demand that I make more.

So, I think this is a good recipe to start off the blog with...

It's a good way to get rid of those overly ripe bananas. :)

3 bananas
1/3 cup oil
5 tsp agave nectar (or your choice of sweetener)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Put peeled bananas in a large bowl. Drizzle oil and sweetener over it. Mash until smooth.
3. Add water and vanilla extract.
4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt.
5. Mix until smooth. Add desired amount of pecans.
6. Pour in loaf pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
(Stick a skewer (or knife or chopstick) into the cake to see if it's done.
If batter sticks, bake for 5 more minutes until done.)
7. Use a knife to wedge the cake out of the pan and onto a plate. Drizzle top with sweetener.

Happy eating!


  1. Looks good! I'm going to try that this week. :)

  2. Yeah, it does look good!! I'd try it, but I don't think there is stuff like 'agave nectar' or pecan over here. :(

  3. You can substitute agave nectar with a syrup of your choice. You can skip on the pecans if you'd like or substitute it with another nut.

  4. Oh that's great, then. I'm gonna try it!


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