Servings: 4
Margarine, softened
1/2 cup
Cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) package
White sugar
1 1/4 cups
Mashed overripe bananas
1 cup
Vanilla extract
1 tsp.
All-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups
Baking powder
1 1/2 tsp.
Baking soda
1/2 tsp.
Chopped pecans
3/4 cup
Brown sugar
2 tbsp.
Ground cinnamon
2 tsp.
Ever So Creamy Banana Bread
20 m
45 m
Ready in:
65 m
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F/175° C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans.
  2. Beat together the margarine and cream cheese. Gradually sift the white sugar, and continue creaming until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Mix in mashed bananas and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda; mix until batter is just moist.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Divide half the batter between the two prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle with pecan mixture over the batter in the pans, and top with remaining batter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out dry, for about 45 minutes.