Slow Cooker Banana and Pecan Bread

20 Sep 2023

Have you thought of using your slow cooker to make bread? Diana, a volunteer from the UKHarvest training kitchen has worked on this recipe with us to make banana and pecan bread in the slow cooker! Although a slow cooker takes a long time to cook food compared to an oven, it costs a lot less to power. Read our 'Slow Cooker Top Tips' here.

Serves: 8 - 10

Prep Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 - 2½ hours


120g Butter

100g Golden Caster Sugar

3 Ripe Bananas, mashed

2 Eggs

225g Self-Raising Flour

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

60g Pecans, finely chopped



Slow Cooker

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Spoon

Baking Parchment Paper

Wire Rack (optional)


Place a cloth under the slow cooker lid when baking to absorb any condensation as the cake cooks.


You can cook the cake in a loaf tin, if you prefer, just make sure the tin fits in the slow cooker pot.


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in the bananas and eggs.
  3. Stir in the flour, cinnamon, and vanilla. Fold in the pecans.
  4. Line the slow cooker pot with baking parchment and tip in the mixture. Cover with the lid.
  5. Cook on HIGH for two to two and a half hours or until the cake is firm in the center and an inserted knife comes out clean.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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