This recipe was handed down from my father and is just incredible. I hope you enjoy it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

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  • Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, butter, eggs, and banana in a large bowl until very smooth. Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and walnuts until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 49.3g; fat 25.9g; cholesterol 81.8mg; sodium 281.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (94)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2012
I used 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown sugar, a pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla and instead of nuts 1 cup mini choco chips. Best banana bread ever. Read More
(72)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2012
Although this banana bread has a beautiful appearance i.e. browned very nicely rose perfectly & looks very professional (see my attached photo) it is lacking in taste. It has a rubbery consistency not much taste and surprisingly the cream cheese & butter added nothing to the taste. Read More
(9)
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2012
I used 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown sugar, a pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla and instead of nuts 1 cup mini choco chips. Best banana bread ever. Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2012
This is hands down the BEST banana nut bread recipe I've found online. I've been experimenting with banana bread recipes for years, and I'm so SO glad I found this one!! Sometimes, I add in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, but it's fantastic with or without them. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2012
Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2012
Soooo yummy!! I switched it up a bit and used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp salt and 3 tsp cinnamon. I also sprinkled a little bit of cinnamon on top of the bread before I baked it...the bread comes out beautifully with a great crunchy crust. This is a delicious banana nut bread recipe! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
I made it for work and they loved it!!!!!!! I am going to try adding more bananas and maybe try adding a little brown sugar and vanilla... and adding with the nuts some choc chips.... Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2012
Although this banana bread has a beautiful appearance i.e. browned very nicely rose perfectly & looks very professional (see my attached photo) it is lacking in taste. It has a rubbery consistency not much taste and surprisingly the cream cheese & butter added nothing to the taste. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2012
my fam and bf said it was the moistest most delicious banana bread ever. big hit. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2012
I made this last night and everyone at home loved it .Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
Made this as mini muffins ..added vanilla just a bit and bake time is 10 minutes or less keep eyes open...they turnrd out wonderfully. ..i have also went to 1/2brown sugar 1/2 white sugar, gives a wonderful flavor... Read More
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