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What do you do when you have those ripened bananas getting ugly in your kitchen counter? You mash them and bake this delicious Jamaican banana bread!

What can be better than this?

Ingredients to make banana bread by enrilemoine

How to elevate your banana bread

This is simply elevating your banana bread and taking it to the next level, by adding some nutmeg, chopped pecans, and lots of raisins to the dough.

Raisins by enrilemoine

Then, you’ll have a dense, moist, not so sweet full of flavor, aromatic banana bread with contrasting textures in every single bite!

mashed bananas by enrilemoine

I must warn you: this banana bread is no regular banana bread. Not that the “regular” is not delicious, but this one with all those goodies inside is simply scrumptious!

Baking banana bread by enrilemoine

It’s called Jamaican banana bread and I found the recipe in Breads, a cooking book that I bought when I was 19. Since then, I have been baking it.

Banana bread by enrilemoine

Serve it with a glass of milk, or a good cappuccino, and you’ll be in breakfast heaven. As a snack at home or on the go, you’ll love this banana bread. Give it a try and I promise you will never put in the trash a ripened banana again.

How to make the best banana bread

To make this banana bread you will need some basic kitchen tools and ingredientes that you can easily get online through my Amazon Affiliate Program:

Banana bread with raisins and pecans by enrilemoine

Here is the recipe, slightly adapted from the one I found in Breads. I hope you like it as much as a I do.

5 from 28 votes

Jamaican Banana Bread

This is the most delicious, dense, aromatic banana bread ever. Serve it for breakfast or as nutritious snack. Give it a try and you’ll never waste a ripen banana again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling down30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 247kcal


  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar dark
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas ripe, mashed
  • 2/3 cup raisins tossed with 1 tsp. of flour
  • 1/3 cup pecans coarsely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350˚.
  • Spray an 8 ½ by 4 ½ inch loaf pan with baking spray.
  • In a bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and beat the mixture thoroughly.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and nutmeg and mix well.
  • Add the bananas and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Fold the pecans and raisins into the batter and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for one hour or until a skewer inserted into the loaf comes out clean.
  • Let cool down completely before slicing.



Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 266IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: banana bread, banana bread recipe, banana bread with pecans and raisins, banana bread with pecans and raisins recipe, how to make Jamaican banana bread, Jamaican banana bread, jamaican banana bread recipe
Author: Enri

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