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cream cheese banana bread

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Kimi Gaines
orlando, FL

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!!

(5 ratings)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For cream cheese banana bread

  • 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 lg
  • 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

How To Make cream cheese banana bread

  • 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.

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