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Creamy Banana Bread

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 289
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 8x4-inch loaves)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Divide half the batter between the two prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle pecan mixture over the batter in the pans, and top with remaining batter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 289 calories; 15.1 35.5 4.4 39 213 Full nutrition

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Yummy Yummy. What a pleasent taste and so very moist. I've made this so many times and it's a keeper. Hints: I always use 3 good sized banana's, which is a lot more than what the recipe ca...

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I wasn't particularly impressed with this recipe. I found the batter to be somewhat thick, and the bread wasn't as moist as I thought it would be with the addition of the cream cheese. I also a...

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Yummy Yummy. What a pleasent taste and so very moist. I've made this so many times and it's a keeper. Hints: I always use 3 good sized banana's, which is a lot more than what the recipe ca...

This IS a very creamy bread, but i think it lacks flavor. I made it for the first time today, in a large rectangular cake pan, and it took only 30 minutes. I added 1TB vanilla because usually li...

Moist and creamy! But, I guess that's no surprise with banana bread. I've never made banana bread with cream cheese before so this was a nice change plus it was a nice way to use up the last of ...

I used 1/3 cup of applesauce instead of margarine, used an 8 ounce package of fat free cream cheese, mashed 3 bananas, used 1/2 cup of applesauce with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in instea...

This was very good. I left out the nuts and mixed in the cinnamon and brown sugar. However next time I'll cut the cinnamon in half and add an extra banana.

This is the best banana bread recipe I've found. The cream cheese makes the texture wonderful. Plus, the bread freezes really well. So, with the two loaves, I put one in the freezer and leave...

This came out great! I liked that it was more "moist and fluffy" versus "heavy and dense". I like my breads nice and sweet. If you do to, here is what I changed to make it perfect: For the b...

I wasn't particularly impressed with this recipe. I found the batter to be somewhat thick, and the bread wasn't as moist as I thought it would be with the addition of the cream cheese. I also a...

i added some chocolate chips with the filling and it didn't last two hours!..this was an incredible bread that i will make again and again!