Crispy Cinnamon Streusel Banana Nut Cream Cheese Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Lvs2Cook

This is THE best banana bread that I have ever made! The recipe is from Southern Living.

Top Review by swissms

11/09/08: This is the best banana bread. The streusel topping is a nice contrast to the moist bread. 05/16/09: I have made this recipe several times now and we really enjoy this bread made as muffins. Makes 2 dozen muffins; bake 25 minutes. Thank you for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Beat butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Add sugar, gradually, and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until blended.
  5. Gradually add flour and next three ingredients to butter mixture, beating at low until just blended.
  6. Stir in bananas, pecans, and vanilla.
  7. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8x4 loafpans.
  8. Batter will be thick.
  9. For streusel: Stir together 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.
  10. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter in pans.
  11. Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Bread may be shielded with aluminum foil that last 15 minutes to prevent excessive browning of streusel.
  13. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  14. Remove from pans and cool 30 more minutes before slicing.
  15. For perfect slices, cut with a serrated or electric knife after cooling.

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