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Banana-Nana Pecan Bread

It’s banana bread with a bunch more crunch in every bite. Decadent pecans complement a melt‑in‑your mouth texture and subtle sweetness. Serve slices warm, or wrap up as the perfect hostess gift.
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  • 1 cup Large Flake Quaker® Oats or Quick Quaker® Oats (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons stick margarine or butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (14 oz.) banana bread quick bread mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

How to make it

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease and flour bottom only of a 9 x 5‑inch loaf pan.
  3. In small bowl, combine oats, pecans, margarine and brown sugar; mix well. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture, set aside.
  4. In large bowl, combine remaining oat mixture, quick bread mix, water, banana, eggs and oil.
  5. Mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into pan. Sprinkle top of loaf with reserved oat mixture.
  6. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre of loaf comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes in pan; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

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