Monday, October 12, 2009

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Since I started this blog, some of my friends have been interested in being guest bloggers. I am happy to say that this is the first guest blog post for The Cosmic Cook. My cubemate Grady and his wife Kassie put together this wonderful banana bread recipe. It looks very tasty, I can’t wait to try it myself.

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1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese (optional for layering)
1 C. chopped nuts (optional)
1 C. granulated sugar
1 C. mashed bananas
1 stick butter
2 eggs
2 ¼ C. flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp vanilla extract


1.Butter and flour a 9x5” baking pan


2.Mix together softened cream cheese, butter and sugar. (Note: I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese)

3.Add the eggs and vanilla extract.

4.Mash bananas in a small bowl with a fork.

Note: 3 small or 2 large bananas equals approx 1 Cup.


5.Stir in mashed bananas into mixture. At this step, you may add chopped walnuts.


6.Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

7.Gradually add dry mixture to the wet mixture.


8.Scoop mixture into bread pan.I added extra chunks of cream cheese for some yummy goodness.


9.Finish scooping remaining batter into pan and smooth out.


10.Bake for 1 hour and 10 mins. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.


Note: If you added the extra cream cheese, the consistency will be more dense and the bread will require refrigeration.


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