I have loved Banana Nut Bread since I was a little kid. I remember when I was about 6 to my mom surprise eating an entire loft of it all by myself. This recipe is an adaptation of the one my mom has made for the past 30 years. It's perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat with a cup of hot cocoa or tea. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Best Banana Nut Bread Recipe
makes 1 loaf
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1/4 cup softened cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 2 cups all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas. In a large mixing bowl add bananas, butter, cream cheese and brown sugar. Cream together. Add eggs, baking soda and nuts. Mix until blended. Slowly mix in flour. Do not over mix.
Fold a piece of parchment paper and place in loaf pan. Pour mixture into pan. Sprinkle top with chopped nut and white sugar. This gives a nice presentation and a lovely streusel like crunch to the top of the bread.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until toothpick test comes out clean.
Allow to set for 5- 10 minutes then slice and serve warm. Keep in an airtight bag or container if it lasts that long! Banana Nut Bread is a great gift to give to neighbors and friends. We make it every time we have some bananas that are getting too ripe. It's a great reminder to think of someone in need even if it is a little I'm thinking of you gift.
Do you see that steam rising. It's so good when it's warm with fresh creamy butter!