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I have been using this recipe for a few years now, and it remains my family's favorite for banana bread! The combination of bananas and cream cheese make this a very moist bread.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
45 mins
1 hr 15 mins
2 8x4-inch loaves


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans.

  • Cream the margarine and cream cheese together. Gradually add the white sugar, and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda; mix until batter is just moist.

  • In a small bowl, mix together chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and cinnamon.

  • Divide half the batter between the two prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle pecan mixture over the batter in the pans, and top with remaining batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 35.5g; fat 15.1g; cholesterol 38.7mg; sodium 212.8mg. Full Nutrition