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Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

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Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread
2013-01-20 Other
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The cream cheese adds a heaviness and richness that works really, really well and the brown sugar really compliments the banana and gives the bread a sweeter and more intense banana flavor.

  • Servings: 14-16
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


1½ cups Roughly Chopped Walnuts
¾ cup Butter, softened
1× 8 oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened
1½ cup White Sugar
½ cup Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 cups All Purpose Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
4 Medium Bananas, mashed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two bread pans. Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 3-5 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool. Place the butter and cream cheese into a large bowl, then mix until blended and creamy. Add the sugars and beat well to combine. Blend in the vanilla, then add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each one to blend. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients, then add to the wet and mix at a low speed, until just blended. Stir in the bananas and walnuts. Scrape dough evenly into well greased bread pans and bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean. Cool bread on a wire rack for about 15 minutes, then remove from pans and allow to cool an additional 30 minutes before slicing, to avoid excessive crumbling.

Helpful Tips:

If you’re up for a more dense, rich, sweet banana bread then this is the one for you.