Monday, January 26, 2009

Cinnamon Crisp-Topped Cream Cheese Banana Bread

I got this recipe about a year or so ago off of Good Things Utah- a morning show on one of our television stations. ( It is easy to make and so delicious!

3/4 Cup of Butter or Margerine Softened
1 (8oz) pkg Cream Cheese softened
2 cups of sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon each of baking powder, baking soda and salt
1 1/2 Cups mashed Bananas
1/2 Vanilla extract

1/2 Cup brown sugar packed firmly
1/2 chopped and toasted pecans
1 Tablespoon flour
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans and vanilla. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8X4 inch loaf pans; sprinkle with the topping.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and sides pulls away from the pan, shielding with aluminum foil last 15 minutes to prevent browing if neccessary. Cool bread in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove pans and cool 30 minutes on wire racks before slicing.

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