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Sweet Pecan Bread

A Slice of Southern Comfort Imagine the aroma of warm, freshly baked bread wafting through your kitchen, with the rich scent of toasted pecans filling the air. Sweet Pecan Bread is a slice of Southern comfort that invites you to savor the flavors of the American South. This recipe combines the nutty goodness of pecans with a touch of sweetness, creating a loaf that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a cozy afternoon snack.

Pecan Perfection

The star of this bread is undoubtedly the pecans. These buttery, toasted nuts lend a delightful crunch and a deep, nutty flavor that elevates the bread to new heights.

A Touch of Sweetness

While Sweet Pecan Bread showcases the natural sweetness of pecans, a hint of brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness without overpowering the nutty goodness.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Sweet Pecan Bread with these variations:

  1. Cinnamon Twist: Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter for a warm and cozy cinnamon pecan bread.
  2. Fruit Fusion: Mix in chopped dried fruit like cranberries or raisins for a fruity twist.
  3. Chocolate Delight: Fold in chocolate chips for a nutty chocolate pecan bread that’s perfect for dessert.


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Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to Sweet Pecan Bread, it’s time to savor the warmth and comfort of Southern flavors in every slice. Share it with loved ones, enjoy it as a breakfast treat, or indulge in it as a cozy snack. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your creative additions with us. Happy baking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Toast the pecans before adding them to the bread batter to enhance their flavor and crunch. Simply spread them on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-7 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • You can customize the sweetness of the bread by adjusting the amount of brown sugar to your taste.
  • Store leftover Sweet Pecan Bread in an airtight container to keep it fresh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other types of nuts?

Yes, you can experiment with other nuts like walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts for a different flavor profile.

Can I make this bread gluten-free?

Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour to make this bread gluten-free.

Sweet Pecan Bread

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  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 (180g) chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 (190g) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (100g) brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons 2 baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) vegetable oil

  • 1 large 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch (23x13cm) loaf pan.
  • Spread the chopped pecans on a baking sheet and toast them in the preheated oven for about 5-7 minutes, or until fragrant. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix; it’s okay if there are some lumps.
  • Gently fold in the toasted pecans, reserving a few for topping.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it evenly. Sprinkle the reserved pecans on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, slice your Sweet Pecan Bread and enjoy the delightful nutty goodness!

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