In 2005, I cut out this recipe from Southern Living...and NEVER made it. I don't know why... Maybe because I already had a wonderful banana bread recipe that I had been baking for years, so I guess that was the reason. Well....I saw the recipe online yesterday, and decided to give it a try.
What was I thinking? Why didn't I make this 5 years ago? It is absolutely delicious...the BEST Banana Nut bread I have ever tasted!!! (MacDaddy agrees!)
You can find the recipe for this Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread by clicking on this link...
I must confess...I did not follow the recipe exactly. When it comes to pecans, I rarely measure. All I can tell you is that I filled my Pampered Chef chopper 3 times with pecan halves and added it to the batter. And...I am embarrassed to tell you that I goofed on the topping... I was making dinner, talking to my sister on the phone, and mixing the topping, and I forgot to add the brown sugar to the streusel topping. ( I also did not toast the pecans for the topping...deliberately). To make up for the lack of brown sugar, I took a couple of lumps and crumbled them on the warm bread...and even put the loaves back into the warm oven for a couple of minutes...and IT WORKED!
The recipe includes several different toppings, including Orange-Pecan, Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter Streusel, and Cinnamon Crisp. And there are instructions for making this recipe into muffins.
Definitely....GIVE THIS RECIPE A TRY!!!!
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