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yummy banana nut bread

★★★★★ 13
a recipe by
Genny Miller

This is my family's all-time favorite banana nut bread. I've been making it for years. The addition of cream cheese makes it so nice and moist. Of course, I'm a cream cheese lover. I admit it! :) It also tastes wonderful with a nice cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy!

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Sweet, moist, and dense, this really is a yummy banana nut bread recipe. It has the perfect amount of banana to make the bread moist and not gummy. Mixing cream cheese into the batter makes is a unique ingredient but helps with the bread's texture too. Enjoy a slice for breakfast or a snack. You can enjoy it the way it is, smear a bit of cream cheese onto a slice or spread some butter on the warm bread. Yum!

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★★★★★ 13
serves 6-8 Servings, 1 loaf
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For yummy banana nut bread

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (8-ounce), softened
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    bananas, ripe and mashed
  • 2
  • 2 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    nuts, chopped (walnuts, pecan, etc.)

How To Make yummy banana nut bread

  • Cream cheese, sugar, and butter combined in a bowl.
    Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and butter, mixing until well blended.
  • Blending in banana and eggs.
    Blend in banana and eggs.
  • Dry ingredients and nuts added to the bowl.
    Add combined remaining ingredients mixing until moistened.
  • Batter poured into a greased loaf pan.
    Pour into a greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Banana nut bread baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees, for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Yummy Banana Nut Bread smeared with cream cheese.
    Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Glaze if desired when the bread is cooled. NOTE: I just make a glaze with powdered sugar, a little milk, and either vanilla or lemon extract. It's GREAT without glaze too. I personally like it best spreading... you guessed it, cream cheese on each slice. Yum!!