Smoked Bacon Banana Bread
Smoked Bacon Banana Bread

Bacon Banana Bread

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August 27, 2016


Bacon makes everything better, especially this moist bacon banana bread baked with a touch of cinnamon and peanut butter.


  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Yields: 1 loaf


1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1/3 cup canola oil

2 tablespoons bacon grease

3 very ripe bananas

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

3/4 cup chopped pecans


1Heat your pellet grill to 325F degrees using pecan wood pellets. Grease an aluminum loaf pan.

2Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat together the sugar and eggs at medium speed for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.

3Reduce the mixer speed to low. Pour in the oil and bacon grease and beat until combined.

4Add in the bananas, peanut butter and vanilla and mix thoroughly.

5In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, bacon and pecans.

6With a rubber spatula, mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture. Don't over mix. You just want the flour blended in.

7Pour into prepared loaf pan.

8Place in the center of the pre-heated grill. Close the lid and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.


This was baked on a FireCraft Pellet-Q450™ Pellet Grill. All you have to do is set the grill to 325 degrees, close the lid and wait for the pecan pellets to infuse a sweet, subtle smokiness into the bread.

If you don’t have a pellet grill, you can bake this on a gas or charcoal grill over indirect heat with wood chips, but you'll need to monitor the temp to keep it at 325. You can also bake it in the oven, but you won’t have the added touch of pecan smoke.


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