Favorite Banana Bread


Cream cheese makes this classic banana bread unbelievably moist. No wonder it's a favorite!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
16 servings


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons CALUMET Baking Powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup mashed fully ripe bananas

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts


  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.

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
12g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 78mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.