Island Style Banana Bread

Recipe by Anita Harris
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease the bottom and half way up the sides of 2 loaf pans; set aside.
  • Combine the next 5 ingredients; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter with mixer on high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, the 2 eggs and the vanilla; beat until well combined.
  • Add dry mixture and mashed bananas alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition, until well combined.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • In a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese, the 1 egg and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar on medium speed until almot smooth.
  • Stir in coconut.
  • Pour 1/4 of the banana mixture into each loaf pan.
  • Spoon 1/4th of the cream cheese mixture over each banana mixture.
  • Using a spatula, cut through the batter to marble.
  • Repeat the 2 layers as above but don't marble this time.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 50 mins or until they test done.
  • Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool completely.
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