Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

Banana bread
I have been making the same banana bread for the last 12 years. This past Friday I tried my friend, Linda's Cream Cheese Banana Bread and it is now my new favorite recipe!

Banana bread
The recipe makes two loaves which is nice because one is never enough! I actually made one regular loaf and three mini loaves.

Banana bread
We had unexpected company Friday night and this was a perfect snack. Thank you for sharing the recipe with me, Linda!

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

3/4 cup butter softened
1- 8oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups self rising flour
3-4 medium sized mashed bananas
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 tea. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time beating until just blended. Gradually add the flour to the mixture, beating at low speed until just blended. Stir in bananas, nuts and vanilla. Spoon batter into two greased and floured 8x4 loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes. (if it starts getting too brown, put some aluminum foil over the top. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
Makes 2 loaves. Recipe reprinted with permission.

Breakfast
The leftovers made a wonderful Saturday morning breakfast. Let me know if you make some too!

52 comments:

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom said...

You had me at "cream cheese". YUMMY! Thank you for sharing, Kelli! :-)

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

Oh Kelli! This looks so delicious. I love the way you've presented the photographs too! Wish I were there to share a slice of that yummy banana bread and a cup of lovely tea! I'm going to file this recipe away as I often have one or two bananas left over at the end of the week. 'Cream cheese banana nut bread' it sounds heavenly!
~Kalianne

Craft Fairy said...

This looks absolutely scrummy. I think that I'll give it a go too. Thanks for sharing.

Schotzy said...

Wow, now that looks good enough to eat! Your photos are fabulous!!

Missy said...

Oh how I love Banana Nut Bread and this looks so yummy. With a cup of coffee or tea... I must try this recipe. Thanks Kelli (and Linda) for sharing!

Kelly said...

You had me at cream cheee, too, LOL! I'll definitely be making this this week...probably tomorrow, LOL! Thanks for sharing Kelli (and Linda!).

Marfa said...

Scrumptiousness...why do so many women have a weakness for cheesecake-like things? I totally agree this sounds heavenly!

Judy said...

Oh Yum! I'm with everyone else on the cream cheese. :)
I'm going to have to try this one. Like you I have made the same recipe for years.
Have a wonderful day,
Judy

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Beautiful pictures! My mouth is watering----we will have to print this one out for my daughters to try out!

Many blessings...

Michelle said...

Sounds delicious, looks delicious - yep, DEFINITELY gonna try that recipe this week! Thanks for sharing and hope you're having a great week so far, Kelli!

Jen said...

I may make this soon...it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing so many of your recipes with us.

Lady Laurie said...

This bread looks very moist, you know how some banana breads are too heavy? This is one I will try, my hubby loves banana bread!!

Tori said...

Oh that looks so yummy. I love sweet breads.
That cup of coffee looks so good, I'm craving some java right about now.

Thanks for the recipe!

Jodi said...

Mmm - Yummy! Banana Bread is always a hit at our house. This recipe looks scrumptiously moist.

Stephanie said...

This is all fat free right ?! LOL

I swear I can smell it over here!

Thanks for another great recipe :)
Stephanie

Roses and Lilacs said...

I wandered onto your blog quite by accident and am so glad I found it.

I was inspired by the post on making your own cards. I plan to try that this weekend. The cream cheese banana bread looks wonderful. I'll try that soon.

Planning to look at everything while I'm here. Great site. Thanks
Marnie

Barbara H. said...

Kelli, I have an award for you at my blog today. :-)

Love to decorate said...

These breads sound great I love cream cheese. My favorite is the banana bread.
Marge:0

Charlotte said...

Wow! I think I just gained 5 pounds just looking at this delicious bread. Looks like a wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Pattie said...

I'm with Karla: you had me at cream cheese!! YUM!

I use my Mom’s recipe, and I have another one I make that's lighter in calories, for those times when I'm eating healthy.

Somehow I just know that this recipe doesn’t fit that category - darn it!

Kindra said...

What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! I will have to make this for friends of ours that are getting back to "normal" after the husband's train accident. It would be the perfect treat!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh yumm, I love the cream cheese in this. Clarice

Momma Roar said...

I'm gonna have to try this one! YUMMY! I still have your pizza one saved for sometime soon! :D

Carrie said...

Oh my... I had an impulse to reach into the screen and take a plump slice!

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) Yum and double yum! I've been looking for a really great banana nut bread. We will give this one a go! Love, Q

PEA said...

Now Kelli, do you have to make me drool every time I come visit you??? hehe Gosh, that banana bread looks so yummy and I will definitely try out this recipe because I have a few bananas just waiting to be used! The cream cheese is a surprise ingredient but I bet it makes it very moist.

As for your bird nest display in your previous post...omigosh how gorgeous is that??!!! You always come up with such delightful ideas and I love it that you share them with us:-) xoxo

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kelli, I have to try this recipe. It looks so delicious!!The picture is wonderful. It makes you want to reach out and grab a piece. I think I could eat just one. But, I'm not sure!! lol
Hugs, Terrie

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, that looks so yummy!

Julie said...

Just what I needed. I am giving my niece a bridal shower on Saturday, and I'm serving specialty breads, fruit and slush. This recipe is perfect. Thanks for sharing. Julie

MyJourneyBack said...

I am not a fan of banana's in any form but that just sounds so yummy. I just might have to try it.
BTW don't forget to come over on Thursday and visit. I'll have a surprise for you.
Smiles,
Sherry

Angela said...

Hi Kelli,
My son loves Banana Bread and we will have to try this one.

Thanks,
Angela

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Kelli,
It looks wonderful! Thanks for posting.
Diane

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I have to go shopping in the morning! MMMMMM, thank you for the recipe! :D

Artsy Etc. said...

What a wonderful combination..two of my favorite flavors in one. Kelli, you share so many wonderful things!
Thank you!

Lori said...

This is a must try. I make banana bread all the time, but have never put cream cheese in it. It sounds wonderful.

Angie said...

That looks delicious! Love banana bread, but never thought about cream cheese with it. I'll be trying that one soon.

Thanks for visiting my blog recently and for such sweet comments.

Sandra said...

Oh boy, see, now I want some and I didn't even buy bananas yesterday. You're making me go back to the grocery store Kelli. LOL

This looks amazing.

Hugs,
Sandra

Ronda said...

Kelli, Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. I did make a copy for myself, so that I can make it for my family.
Luv ur blog by the way.

Love & Prayers,
Ronda
Have A Peachy Keen Day!

flmom said...

Looks yummy! I have made the same banana bread recipe for years so this would be nice to try, especially since dh and the kids love cream cheese.

ivoryspring said...

Hi Kelli,

That looks absolutely yummy! I've got to try that recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh!!! That looks so yummy!!!! I cannot wait to try this one too!

Love,
kelly

Julieann said...

Kelli--your bread looks so good--I am printing this recipe off right now. I will post it when I make it:)

Julieann

Jenn said...

Thanks kelli,
I know there will always be something wonderful waiting for us when we come by your blog. ;-)

Dana said...

I made some this afternoon. It was easy to make and so yummy....

I found out how to make self rising flour

1C reg flour
1.5 t baking powder
.5 t salt

I'm glad I added that!! :)

Cabin Creek Farm said...

This sounds so good will have to try it, thank you!

Tanja said...

I have one in the oven right now, cant wait to taste :o) It looks really good. Thank you for sharing.

Jenn said...

Still making his keeper over 2 yrs later!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey!
Thanks so much for the recipe. I love it! :)

Jenny said...

Kelli, this recipe looks and sounds wonderful and I can't wait to try it! Is there anything you DON'T do? :)

Anonymous said...

I tried our this recipe today and followed it exactly. They turned out great! I'll admit I was a bit concerned because the batter was super thick so I thought the loaves might be dense. I made one loaf pan without nuts for hubby and mixed chopped pecans in the rest which I baked as muffins. The texture came out very light and fluffy. The cream cheese gives it just a hint of tang. This will be my new go to recipe when I've got overripe bananas in the house. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

can i substitute the self rising flour to all purpose flour? i really wanna try this out! hope to hear something from you. 😊

Kelli said...

Hello,
You can substitute all purpose flour, if you add either baking soda or baking powder (I can't remember) and maybe salt. I would google recipes for self rising flour. Good luck!