Banana Pecan Bread

 

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: I hr 15 minutes

Serves: 4-6

2 cups plain flour

2 tspn baking powder

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup whole pecans extra for decoration

3 bananas, 2 chopped

2 eggs, lightly beaten

300 ml milk

60 g butter, melted

Sift flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Add caster sugar, coconut and chopped pecans. Stir to combine. Combine chopped bananas, eggs, milk and butter in another bowl. Fold this mixture into dry ingredients, a little at a time, until mixture is smooth. Pour into a lightly greased loaf tin. Decorate top with sliced banana and whole pecans. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes in 180C oven, or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack.