Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Kimi Gaines

By
@kimijo

I love banana bread recipes...the different the better. This is adapted from a Southern Living magazine. Gonna make it today...sounds so yummy with the cream cheese and topping!!


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
butter, softened
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
1-1 1/2 c
mashed bananas (about 4 medium)
1 c
chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

TOPPING

1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
chopped pecans, toasted
1 Tbsp
flour
1 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/8 tsp
ground cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350F grease and flour 2-8"x4" loaf pans.
2
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside
3
Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add sugar mixing until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing just until blended.
4
Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans and vanilla extract.
5
Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.
6
To make the topping, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over batter in both loaf pans.
7
Bake 1 hr, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover pans loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes to prevent excess browning.
8
Cool breads in pan on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads