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    Southern Living's Cream Cheese Banana Bread

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    1 hrs 10 mins

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    Johnsdeere's Note:

    I get so many rave reviews for this banana bread, courtesy of Southern living. My father-in-law will request this every couple of weeks and I can happily oblige due to the over ripe bananas we have in our home. The cream cheese keeps the bread nice and moist and the pecans are a nice added texture. :) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. One thing to point out I prefer to use Nucoa Margarine, it doesn't burn, it doesn't contain milk or whey either) In the makes a prettier loaf of bread)

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    Serves: 12-24



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    1. 1
      Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
    2. 2
      Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans, and vanilla. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8- x 4-inch loafpans.
    3. 3
      Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from pan, shielding with aluminum foil last 15 minutes to prevent browning, if necessary. Cool bread in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks before slicing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 12, 2012


      I had some bananas to use up and boy was this a good way to use them. I followed the recipe as written and everyone enjoyed this. Made for Spring PAC 2012

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    • on March 23, 2014

      I have been looking for a Banana bread recipe for the longest time, without any luck as every single one of them... have been less then memorable UNTIL today lol. I absolutely love this recipe, Its Soooo yummy! All of the flavor and moistness, that I crave In a Great Banana bread Is definitely present and the cream cheese adds a little more depth to It. I did tweak the recipe a tad bit by adding 3 eggs instead of 2, I also put 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla , and in addition to the cinnamon I added finely ground clove,ginger,and nutmeg. Also since i was doing muffins, I baked them @ 350 like the recipe called for, but for only 25 min. I've finally found the Banana bread recipe that is more then memorable, and is now my favorite. I cant wait to pass a few of them to family and friends <3<br/><br/>Thanks so much for sharing !!

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    • on February 26, 2014


      This is hands down the BEST banana bread you will ever make or eat! Every time I make it, I share and am asked for the recipe. I toast my pecans before adding. And since this makes two loaves, I sometimes have one to share!

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Living's Cream Cheese Banana Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (72 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 509.5
    Calories from Fat 231
    Total Fat 25.7 g
    Saturated Fat 11.8 g
    Cholesterol 82.3 mg
    Sodium 339.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 65.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 37.8 g
    Protein 6.6 g

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