I love pecans so I invented this recipe with left over very soft and mushy bananas and some pecans. It was quite delicious! And lovely for the cold autumn nights with a cup of cocoa, while you Netflix and chill.

Banana Bread Loaf in Tin
Banana Bread Loaf in Tin

Banana Bread with Pecans

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
This is my banana bread recipe in which I have added pecans instead of walnuts.


  • 1 Loaf Tin Size 2 pounds
  • 1 Parchment paper


  • 140 grama Self-raising flour
  • 140 grams Butter (softened )
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 2 Very ripe bananas (mashed )
  • 140 gms Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 50 grams Pecans (roughly chopped)


  • Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  • Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line it with baking parchment.
  • Add sugar and butter together and mix throughly till creamy.
  • Add eggs and flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the baking powder, pecans and mix in the mashed bananas.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes or till cooked through.


Keep checking every 5 minutes after it has cooked for around 35 minutes. Test with skewer or knife by sticking it in the middle. If it comes out clean it is done!
Remove from oven and let it cool. Slice into 8 to 10 pieces.
Author: Saima Baig
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: baking
Keyword: bakery goods, baking, banana, bread, cake, loaf, pecans
Banana Bread Loaf
Banana Bread Loaf
Banana Bread Loaf with a slice cut off
Banana Bread Loaf with a slice cut off

This is the most simple recipe of home-made Gajar Ka Halwa. Very quick to make and delicious to have warm. And it is not even very heavy!

Gajar Ka Halwa


  • 500 gms carrots (grated)
  • 6 tbsp sugar (brown sugar gives the caramalised taste)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp ghee ((clarified butter))
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 green cardamom cloves


  • Put a non-stick pan on low heat and add ghee.
  • Add cloves and cardamoms to the melted ghee and fry until the cardamoms start getting dark.
  • Add the grated carrots and fry till the water from carrots evaporates.
  • Add sugar and milk.
  • Keep frying on high heat till the milk evaporates and the carrots are really soft.
  • Once all liquid disappears lower the heat and continue to fry until the ghee rises to the top.


And voila! Gajar ka halwa is ready to eat. You can sprinkle khoya on top or have it with a bit of clotted cream on the side. Delicious!
Author: Nadeem Ansari
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Pakistani, South Asian
Keyword: carrots, gajar, halwa, sweet

This is an amazing Brazilian sweet that can be enjoyed by children as well as adults.


Unsweetened cocoa: 3 tbsp

Butter: 1 tbsp

Condensed milk: 1 can (14 ounces or 400 grams)


Combine cocoa, butter and condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep stirring until the mixture has thickened (this usually takes about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and cool. Form into small balls and they are ready to eat immediately or can be refrigerated for later.

South Asian touch:

Add in crushed cardamom to your condensed milk when you add the cocoa powder.

Hispanic touch:

Add cinnamon and a little cayenne pepper when you add the cocoa powder.

70 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; fat 2.4g 4% DV; cholesterol 8.2mg 3% DV; sodium 29.2mg 1% DV.
This recipe has been adapted from a recipe by ROMINA_BR on allrecipes.com
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