I got this recipe in email from a friend. She found it on the Blue Ribbon Recipes emails she receives from them. The lady who made it is Amy Borne, of Cilo, Alabama. She says her family “really likes this bread”.

It sounds heavenly to me and I cannot wait to bake it for my family. We come from a long line of bread lovers, so I’m sure it will be a hit.

If you make this bread before I do, please let me know at news@therecordlive.com. I’d be interested to know how you liked it and if you found it necessary to make changes to fit your own tastes.

How do you pronounce the word pecan? Is it peecan or pah cahn? I’m a pah can kind of girl – always have been. It’s just the way we say it in Texas, isn’t it? I know my family in the New Orleans area says it that way too. so maybe it’s just a matter of personal preference. Either way, I’m positive this bread will be wonderful with whichever kind of pecans you use, Southern or otherwise.

Sweet Alabama Pecan Bread


1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup oil

1 1/2 cup self rising flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups pecans, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 350

Lightly grease and flour a 9×13 baking dish. Using a wooden spoon, stir together sugar, brown sugar, eggs and oil in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in flour and vanilla. Add pecans, then stir until evenly mixed.  Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Bon appétit!

**The photo is the one that was posted with Amy’s recipe.