Cream Cheese Pecan Banana Bread By Freda

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FREDA GABLE

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@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 8 votes
Comments:
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)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven @ 350. Grease and flour two 8" x 4" pans.
2Cream together butter and cream cheese 'til fluffy; gradually adding in the sugar.
Add eggs, beating after each egg.
3Stir in mashed bananas; add vanilla and stir.
4Add measured flour, baking powder and soda. Mix ONLY 'til moistened. (DO NOT over stir or beat.)
5In a small cup mix together pecans and brown sugar along with cinnamon, if desired; set aside.
6Divide 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.
7Bake @ 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!

About Cream Cheese Pecan Banana Bread By Freda