Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread

Recipe by Miss Annie
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 2 Loaves




  • Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350º for 1 hour, or until tests clean. (Shield with foil the 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.
  • Orange Pecan Topping:
  • Sprinkle pecans over batter before baking.
  • Cool bread 10 minutes, remove from pans.
  • Stir together sugar, orange juice and orange rind.
  • Drizzle evenly over warm bread.
  • Cinnamon-Crisp Topping.
  • Stir together brown sugar, toasted pecans, flour, melted butter and cinnamon.
  • Sprinle mixture evenly over batter.
  • Bake and cool bread.