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cream cheese pecan banana bread by freda

★★★★★ 9
a recipe by
Vanc. (born in Savannah, Ga), WA

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.

★★★★★ 9
serves makes 2 Loaves
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients For cream cheese pecan banana bread by freda

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine @ room temp
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese @ room temp (8 oz.)
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2 lg
  • 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
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon or apple pie spice (optional)

How To Make cream cheese pecan banana bread by freda

  • 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!