Meet the Sullivans: Creamy Banana Bread

March 14, 2011

Creamy Banana Bread

Yes, another banana bread recipe is coming your way courtesy of me! We love bananas and so, I always have them on hand and end up making them into something else. Like this, and this.


Creamy Banana Bread
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Ingredients
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (I used 2 large bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
 Directions 
  1. Cream the butter or 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 soda; mix until batter is just moist.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and cinnamon. 
  3. Divide 1/2 batter into two greased and floured 8x4 inch loaf pans. Sprinkle pecan mixture over batter in pans, and top with remaining batter. 
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 
A little more bread beauty shots for your viewing pleasure...

 This bread was really great! It is definitely creamy and has great banana flavor. We really liked the cinnamon / sugar / pecan layer in the middle. See it in there? It looks lovely, doesn't it? Next time I would double the mixture for the middle. Mmmm. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I LOVE banana bread and this recipe looks delicious :)