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Favorite Banana Bread

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars
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"Cream cheese makes this classic banana bread unbelievably moist. No wonder it's a favorite!"
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 248
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add bananas and eggs; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in nuts.
  3. Pour into greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.

Footnotes

  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Favorite Chocolate-Banana Bread: Prepare as directed, substituting 4 oz. chopped BAKERS Semi-Sweet Chocolate for the nuts.
  • Substitute: Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
  • How to Soften Cream Cheese: Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 248 calories; 12.4 31.4 4.6 44 169 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very moist... Excellent taste... A must do over recipe...family loved it:)

Most helpful critical review

I was very disappointed. I expected it to be moist, but it was pretty dry. I won't be using this recipe again.

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Very moist... Excellent taste... A must do over recipe...family loved it:)

I was very disappointed. I expected it to be moist, but it was pretty dry. I won't be using this recipe again.

I would probably add more banana and add some vanilla and cinnamon the next time I make it.

I found this recipe in a Southern Living cookbook several years ago. It's the ONLY banana bread/muffin recipe I make now! I think the cream cheese keeps the bananas from turning brown. So, not o...

I sprinkle about a 1.5 tablespoons of sugar on the top before putting it in to bake. This gives it a crunchy top. We love it.