Lightened-Up Banana Bread

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Lainey39

This cream cheese banana bread has lots of banana flavor and a nutty texture.

Top Review by diner524

What a wonderful lower calorie bread. I made 1/2 of the recipe or 1 loaf. I had a slightly warm slice with a little butter and it was nice and moist with a medium density. I liked that the bread was just the banana and nut flavors, no nutmeg, cinnamon etc. This really didn't taste like a low calorie bread!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for PRMR Tag Game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Beat in bananas and vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
  5. Fold in 1/2 cup pecans.
  6. Transfer to two 8-inch x 4-inch loaf pans, coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

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