Coconut Cream Banana Nut Bread

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 20 slices




  • Thoroughly grease the bottoms and sides of 2 loaf pans; set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  • Beat butter on high speed for about 30 seconds.
  • Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, beaten eggs and vanilla; beat until well mixed.
  • Add flour mixture and banana alternately to beaten mixture; beating on low after each addition.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup brown sugar and the 1 egg until smooth.
  • Stir in coconut.
  • Pour 1/4 of the banana batter into each pan.
  • Spoon 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture over each loaf.
  • Marble each by using a spatula to cut cream cheese into the banana batter.
  • Repeat the 2 layers as above but do not marble them.
  • Bake in a 350°F oven for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • Remove loaves from pans and cool completely.