Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread

Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Photo by Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups mashed very ripe bananas (1 1/4 lb. unpeeled bananas, about 4 medium)
  • 1 (8-oz.) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups chopped pecans, divided
  • + 14 more ingredients
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ¼ cup butter, softened
    • 1 ¼ cups chopped pecans, divided
    • ¼ cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup sugar
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 large eggs
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 (8-oz.) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened

If you've never worked with whole wheat flour, accurate measuring is everything. Be sure to spoon the flour into a dry measuring cup (do not pack) rather than scooping the cup into the flour, and level it off with a straight edge. Expect a denser bread with this recipe. It won't rise as much as t...

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