Luscious Banana Nut Bread

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Rich and creamy banana bread - no topping required! I had been playing around with ingredients from different recipes and this is the result.

★★★★★ 3 votes
About 12
10 Min
1 Hr


1/2 stick
unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
white sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
2 large
3 Tbsp
half n' half
About 2 c
very ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 c
unbleached all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
chopped nuts, pecans or walnuts

How to Make Luscious Banana Nut Bread


  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place softened butter and cream cheese in large mixing bowl; add sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2Add eggs, one at a time, and beat together. Pour in mashed bananas, half 'n half and vanilla; mix just until blended.
  • 3In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, soda and salt. Add to banana mixture, 1/2 at a time, and mix until combined. Add the chopped nuts and stir into banana batter.
  • 4Pour batter into a large, greased bread pan; put into preheated oven and bake approximately 1 hour, or until knife comes out clean and loaf is golden brown. WATCH and do not overcook.

    TIP: It isn't necessary (in my opinion), but bread slices may be topped with softened butter or cream cheese.

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About Luscious Banana Nut Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Recipe For: The Best Banana Bread
Hashtags: #nuts, #bananas