Cream Cheese Pecan Banana Bread By Freda



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 votes

makes 2 Loaves
15 Min
1 Hr 10 Min



  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine @ room temp
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese @ room temp (8 oz.)
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2 large
  • 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!

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