Banana Bread

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This past Sunday I spent a lot of time in my kitchen baking.  I got to go to church in my pjs and the oven was put to good use.  One of the things that I made was Banana Bread

This recipe is moist and delicious! It might have something to do with the cream cheese in the batter…..hmmmm……I made mine with pecans and a yummy nut topping but that is optional.


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Banana Bread
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Moist and delicious banana bread with optional nuts & topping.
Recipe type: Quick Bread
Serves: 2 loaves
  • ¾ c. butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 c. flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 medium over ripe bananas
  • 1 c. chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • Cinnamon Crisp Topping
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. chopped, toasted pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed until creamy.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at time, just until blended. Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt) in a separate bowl. Then gradually add to the butter/cream cheese mix at a low speed until just blended.
  3. Mash bananas and stir into mix.
  4. Add pecans (optional) and vanilla.
  5. Spoon batter into 2 greased into loaf pans.
  6. Bake for 1 hour at 350.
  7. Watch the bread, if it starts to brown, add tin foil for the last 15 mins to avoid too much browning.
  8. Cool for 10 mins, remove from the pans onto wire racks and cool for 30 mins before slicing.
  9. Optional topping:
  10. Stir ingredients together.
  11. Prepare the batter above.
  12. Spoon into pans.
  13. Sprinkle mix evenly over batter.
  14. Bake and cool as directed above.


If you make this bread- awesome! But if you want to share it, please link back here instead of posting the recipe and/or directions. Thanks so much- enjoy!
I linked this post up to WhipperBerry’s Friday Flair!


  1. Meg says

    Made the bread last night and took it to work….WOW!!!! It was a hit. By 11 am it was almost gone so I had to ser a slice aside for the Voss so he could try it. Thanks for the recipe. Also love the crumb topping.

  2. Penny says

    My 4 year old and I made this today. We did 1 loaf and muffins. They were delicious. Thank you for the great recipe.

  3. says

    Mique – I ran across this recipe and tried it right away. Can I tell you – EVERYONE that tried it, LOVED it?! This Banana Bread recipe ranks right up there with the Banana Bread my mom made for us as kids growing up!

    You can bet I’m sending folks your way so they can enjoy this recipe as much as we did!
    Just FABULOUS!!
    Thanks again – keep up the fabulous work!

  4. says

    yep. it’s really good.
    {it’s hard to ruin anything with cream cheese in it, though. right?}
    i hope you don’t mind that i linked from my blog to yours.
    i pinned this recipe, too.

  5. Amy says

    I wanted to follow up that I made this last week and it was AMAZING. The only variation for me was putting it in a 9×13 (couldn’t find my loaf pans!) I love this recipe and have already shared your link with my friends!

  6. Amy says

    I already have a favorite banana bread recipe that uses cream cheese but your picture looks so good that I now have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sherlene says

    Sorry, what measurement is c and how much does that translate to in grams or ounces?

  8. says

    OMG ~ cream cheese. in the bread. that is amazing. and since I have 20 bananas in my freezer (YES ~ i hoard bananas in my freezer, and you should too.) I think my neighbors might be getting banana bread on their door step Easter morning. xoxo

  9. Marie says

    What is the optional topping recipe? Or maybe my pregnant brain is just missing it!!

    • Mique says

      Hi Marie- it says on the recipe “Cinnamon Crisp Topping”- from that part on it’s the topping. And then in the directions it says #9, optional topping. It’s a little hard to see the way the recipe is formatted. I just couldn’t figure out another way to do it. ;) xo