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Special Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Connie Roark from Grandma Loretta
Added: Saturday, October 4, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 C Butter
1 pkg (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
2 C Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 C Mashed Ripe Bananas (about 4 medium)
1/2 t Vanilla Extract
3 C Unbleached Flour
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Salt
2 C Chopped Walnuts or Pecans, divided

Orange Glaze:
1 C Confectioners' Sugar
3 T Orange Juice
1 t Grated Orange Peel

Directions:
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add bananas and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture. Fold in 1 C of nuts. Transfer to 2 greased loaf pans. Sprinkle with the remaining nuts. Bake at 350 for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. In a small bowl, whisk the glaze ingredients; drizzle over the loaves. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 Loaves
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This extra-special banana bread makes a wonderful gift for friends and neighbors. The recipe makes 2 loaves, I can serve one and keep the other one in the freezer so I have a last-minute gift on hand

 

 

 

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