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Special Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Special Banana Nut Bread, by , is from Pfeiffer Pfamily Cookbook 2011, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Diane Lockyer


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 pkg. (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups chopped pecans, divided

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 Tbsp. orange juice
1 tsp. grated orange peel

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. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Fold in 1 cup pecans.
Transfer to two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Bake at 350º for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
GLAZE: In a small bowl, whisk the glaze ingredients. Drizzle over loaves. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

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Number Of Servings:
2 loaves, 12 slices each




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