Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

12 Jan

1 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

2 cups sugar

2 large eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 cups mashed bananas * about 4 medium

1/2 tsp vanilla

 

Preheat oven to 350

Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow baking pan for 6 to 8 minutes; stirring occasionally. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low-speed just until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans, and vanilla. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8×4 loaf pans.

Bake 1 hour, shield with aluminum foil the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pans 10 minutes.Transfer to cooling racks; Cool completely.

Drizzle with glaze

 

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp orange zest

3 TBSP orange juice

Mix all together until smooth.

 

 

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