~ banana born & bred ~

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

My mom shared this lovely recipe with me. It's certainly a keeper. Makes two moist, delicious loaves! Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1
serves Two loaves
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ~ banana born & bred ~

  • 1-8 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 3/4 c
    softened unsalted butter
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 md
    ripe bananas, smashed
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    each - baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon
  • 2 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • GLAZE
  • 3 Tbsp
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest

How To Make ~ banana born & bred ~

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray two 8 Inch x 4 Inch loaf pans with bakers secret or grease and flour. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sugar and butter, until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add bananas and vanilla and thoroughly beat.
  • 2
    In a med bowl, toss together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Add a little at a time to the wet mixture. Stir in 1 cup of nuts.
  • 3
    Measure batter evenly into the bread pans. Sprinkle the tops with remaining nuts.
  • 4
    Bake for 1 hour and 10 - 15 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Mix glaze ingredients, making sure of no lumps.
  • 5
    After about 10 minutes remove loaves from pans and sit upright on cooling rack. Pour glaze evenly over top of bread while lukewarm.
  • 6
    Cool, cut and enjoy!
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