Loaded with seasonal spices and a full block of cream cheese mixed into the batter, Homestead Banana Bread is a blue ribbon worthy recipe!
Keyword: banana, bread
3/4cupbutterat room temp
8ouncescream cheeseat room temp
3cupsself rising flour
1 1/2cupschopped pecans
1/2cupbrown sugardark or light, your preference
2tablespoonsflourplain or self rising is fine
In small bowl, stir together topping ingredients and set aside.
Place butter and cream cheese in mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until well blended and fluffy. Add eggs and sugar and beat again until mixed. Add in flour, bananas, 1 cup of chopped pecans, and spices. Mix until fully incorporated. Bananas will still have some chunks and batter will be thick.
Spray two 9x5 loaf pans liberally with baking spray. Divide mixture evenly among loaf pans. Sprinkle with topping mixture and remaining pecans.
Bake 350 at one hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, covering with foil after 30 minutes to prevent pecans from burning. Allow to cool in pan for ten minutes before turning out. Enjoy!