Cream Cheese Pecan Banana Bread By Freda

FREDA GABLE

By
@cookin4me

I have found this recipe to be very moist. It makes ordinary banana bread a special treat.

Hint: Create layers. Pour 1/4 of the batter in the pan, add the pecans & brown sugar, then top with a little more batter, and more topping for a layered effect. You layer it in the pan, and it becomes a wonderful surprise to the ordinary banana bread we have all come to know.

The photo is not layered... my oops. I forgot about it until I got to the pecans, but it sure didn't hurt the flavor.


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Serves:

makes 2 Loaves

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

SOUR CREAM BANANA BREAD

1/2 c
butter or margarine @ room temp
1 pkg
cream cheese @ room temp (8 oz.)
1 1/4 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
1 c
mashed very ripe bananas ( about 4 med bananas)
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda

PECAN TOPPING (OPTIONAL)

3/4 c
chopped pecans
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 tsp
cinnamon or apple pie spice (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven @ 350. Grease and flour two 8" x 4" pans.
2
Cream together butter and cream cheese 'til fluffy; gradually adding in the sugar.
Add eggs, beating after each egg.
3
Stir in mashed bananas; add vanilla and stir.
4
Add measured flour, baking powder and soda. Mix ONLY 'til moistened. (DO NOT over stir or beat.)
5
In a small cup mix together pecans and brown sugar along with cinnamon, if desired; set aside.
6
Divide batter into fourths. Pour 1/4 of the batter into each of 2 prepared pans.
Sprinkle 1/4 of pecans and brown sugar mixture over batter. Top with remaining batter and sprinkle on remaining pecans and sugar. Note: You have just layered batter, pecans and sugar twice.
7
Bake @ 350 for 1 hr 10 min. or 'til toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pans and serve hot from the oven or cold.

Wrap in plastic wrap to keep moist. Enjoy!