Nuts For Banana Bread

We wanted something extra nice with our morning coffee. Patti noticed we had some really ripe bananas and had an “aha” moment. While Ken slept in Patti whipped up a quick banana bread filled and topped with lots of pecans. To make it a little lighter she used applesauce instead of the usual oil. To keep the house cool she used our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven. Excellent texture and just the right amount of sweetness and crunch.

Nuts For Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 350 degrees (177c) for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
Grill: Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Pellets: Lumberjack Pecan

Ingredients: Nuts For Banana Bread

  • 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup brown sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup low fat milk
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 2/3 cups baking mix, like Bisquick
  • ¾ cups chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups pecan halves

Nuts For Banana Bread

Directions: Nuts For Banana Bread

In a large bowl well mix bananas, ¾ cup sugar, milk, applesauce, vanilla and eggs. Stir in baking mix, chopped pecans and cinnamon. Pour into greased metal loaf pan. In small bowl mix pecan halves and remaining sugar. Sprinkle on top of batter.

Mix Batter and Pour into Greased Metal Loaf Pan

Top With Pecan Halves and Remaining Sugar

In the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cooking Directions: Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cooking in the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven is a snap. If you are going to use the smoke box fill it up first with either wood chips or pellets. I like Lumberjack pellets because there are so many different kinds and low ash. (Easy clean up.)

Turn on the propane tank. Open the oven door so you can see and hear when the burner lights. Turn the control knob to the high position and hold it in. At this time press the igniter button. You’ll be able to hear and see the burner light. Continue to hold the control knob for about 10 seconds for the burner to get hot.

Close the door and preheat the oven to your desired temp. You may have to adjust it up or down until you reach your temperature. But, once you hit it the oven will hold it. 350 degrees (177c) for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

Nuts For Banana Bread


The bottom stone and it gets “HOT” so you need to stay right with it or you will burn what your are cooking. I only use heavy cast iron or baking dishes here. For most things I have found that it is better to use the middle shelf. You can use a stone here or not depending on your cook.

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About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti
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