Heat Oven to 350. Non stick spray 2 9x5 or 4-5 small loaf pans. Melt butter and cool.Toast chopped pecans 5 min or until fragrant, set aside.
Mix the wet ingredients together, add mashed bananas. Mix dry ingredients together. Add the wet to the dry and 1 cup of the toasted pecans(or more if not using on top), just enough to moisten, do not overmix!
Divide into the pans and sprinkle with extra pecans and 1/2 cup sugar( sometimes I use raw sugar on top it makes a little crust!)
Bake for 45-55 mins. Test with toothpick, should be little crumb. Cool on racks for 5 min and then remove to racks to cool. Wrap in foli. This freezes very well, so double it and have it for drop in guests!