Cream Cheese - Banana-Nut Bread

Cream Cheese - Banana-nut Bread Recipe

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Jeane Hafley


Even people who say they don't like Banana-Nut Bread LOVE this one. Makes a great gift for friends and family

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3/4 c
softened butter
8 oz
package softened cream cheese
1 c
granulated sugar
2 large
3 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 c
mashed bananas (approx. 4 medium)
1 c
chopped pecans, mixed into batter
1 c
chopped pecans, for top of batter
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Cream Cheese - Banana-Nut Bread


  • 1BEAT butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  • 2COMBINE flour and next 3 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans and vanilla. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8x14 inch loaf pans. Sprinkle 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts evenly over batter in pans.
  • 3BAKE at 350° for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from pan, shielding with aluminum foil last 15 minutes to prevent browning, if necessary. Cool bread or muffins in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks.
  • 4STIR together 2 cups powdered sugar, 6 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice, and 2 tsp. grated orange peel until blended. Drizzle evenly over warm bread or muffins, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks.

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About Cream Cheese - Banana-Nut Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads