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Category: Breakfast

(Updated 1/2/2013)
Banana Pecan Coffee Cake


½ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup sour cream
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup 10-grain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a spring form pan and set aside. Combine the chopped pecans, ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside. Cream together the shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, bananas and vanilla. Add the sour cream and mix until blended. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add this to the batter and beat until just blended. Sprinkle half the sugar/nut mixture into the greased pan. Top with half of the cake batter. Follow with the second half of the sugar/nut mixture and end with the rest of the cake batter. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then remove springform rim to finish cooling.