Ingredients

How to make it

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place 3/4 cup pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 6 minutes.
  • 2. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  • 3. Combine whole wheat flour and next 4 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in bananas, 3/4 cup toasted pecans, and vanilla. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8- x 4-inch loaf pans. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides of bread pull away from pan, shielding with aluminum foil during last 15 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Cool bread in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks. Let cool 30 minutes.
  • Note: To make ahead, proceed with recipe as directed through Step 4. Cool loaves completely, and tightly wrap with plastic wrap. Wrap again with aluminum foil. Freeze up to 1 month.

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    " It was excellent "
    gindot ate it and said...
    I thought I had a perfect banana bread recipe, but I never thought of cream cheese. Great idea!!

    Ginger
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    DELICOUS
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  • silentwriter 6 years ago
    This sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it out for my church group or heck for me too. Thanks for sharing it. Phyllis
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    " It was good "
    tannzzi ate it and said...
    Excellent!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    loving this one...thanks for sharing.
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  • pat2me 6 years ago
    Oh, my! Can you guarantee this will keep me from slathering cream cheese on my banana bread? It sounds wonderful! thanks for posting!
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    " It was good "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds good, thanks for posting.
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  • pleclare 6 years ago
    This looks great!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    I'm always trying new Banana nut cake recipes, this sounds like a winner!! yummmmmm got my 5
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Love it.....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Mmmmm.... delicious!!! lovely combination!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    I'm in a cream cheese state of mind lately and I adore this recipe!! I know it will be good!
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