Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Kimi Gaines


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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15 Min
1 Hr


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


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


1Preheat oven to 350F grease and flour 2-8"x4" loaf pans.
2Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside
3Using 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.
4Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans and vanilla extract.
5Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.
6To make the topping, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over batter in both loaf pans.
7Bake 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.
8Cool breads in pan on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads