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Southern Living 'Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread'


Yum! Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread....enough said, enjoy!

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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 medium bananas)
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Servings 2
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Step 1

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans, and vanilla. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8x4 inch loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from pan, shielding with aluminum foil last 15 minutes to prevent browning, if necessary. I found that after one hour, my banana bread wasn't completely cooked through. I ended up baking it for an extra 10-15 minutes.

Cool bread in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.

Remove from pans, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks before slicing.

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