Creamy Banana Bread
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Creamy Banana Bread
Creamy Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1 (8- oz.) package cream cheese softened
1 cups sugar
2 Large eggs
1 cups ripe bananas (about 4 medium) mashed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cups finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar packed
4 tsp. cinnamon

Courtesy of CAL FIRE Rincon Station Firefighter Becki Benson.

Prep time: 20 minutes, Cook time: about 1 hour 15 minutes

Preheat oven to 325°F and spray two 8½x4½x2½-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray. Cream butter and cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Gradually add sugar; continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in mashed bananas and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda, stirring just until moistened. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour half of batter into prepared pans; sprinkle with half of nut mixture. Repeat layers and bake for 45 minutes. Tent loosely with foil and bake for 15 minutes more or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 2 loaves.

Nutritional Information:
Nutrition per serving (140 g, based on 12 slices): 460 calories, 7 g protein, 24 g total fat (10 g sat., 0 g trans), 55 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g sugar, 80 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 10 points