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

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • 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.

  • Pour into greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  • 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

248 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 31.4g 10% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 43.9mg 15% DV; sodium 169.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2014
Very moist... Excellent taste... A must do over recipe...family loved it:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/07/2014
I was very disappointed. I expected it to be moist but it was pretty dry. I won't be using this recipe again. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2014
Very moist... Excellent taste... A must do over recipe...family loved it:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
03/06/2014
I was very disappointed. I expected it to be moist but it was pretty dry. I won't be using this recipe again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2019
Very moist. Lots of flavor. Used the chocolate chips and low fat cream cheese too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2017
I would probably add more banana and add some vanilla and cinnamon the next time I make it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2016
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2016
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 only is this recipe fantastic tasting but it looks really good too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2016
Yummy! Read More