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Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

A delicious banana bread with cream cheese in the batter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour 10.1 oz
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana 8 oz
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans toasted and chopped (divided use)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with 1 heaping teaspoon sugar optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. For a taller loaf, use a slightly smaller pan such as an 8x4 or 8 1/2 by 4 1/2.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add bananas, eggs and vanilla and beat until mixed.
  • Add flour mixture and stir until it is almost mixed in. Add the ¾ cup of the pecans and stir pecans mixed and flour has disappeared - -batter should still be pretty lumpy.
  • Pour into pan. Toss remaining 1/4 cup pecans with cinnamon/sugar mixture and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Makes 1 loaf