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Friday, November 12, 2010

The BEST Banana Bread I Have Ever Tasted!

SERIOUSLY!!!


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...
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=printerFriendly&recipe_id=10000001017307

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!

This bread is dense, lightly sweet, and moist. It would be great for breakfast, dessert, and snacking. And it would make a wonderful holiday gift!!!
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!!!!

Tastefully yours,
Jane

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10 comments:

Donnie said...

That looks so yummy. Don & I are hoping to make the trip to Mt Dora today so I'll report back. He said it looks like Yahala only had girlie food...what??...he meant quiche so we may just get a goodie there. Have a great day.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hmmmm...and here I thought the banana bread I tasated at your house was THE BEST! Now you have something better? Maybe I'll get a taste at your next sale...?

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I have to make this!!! Love banana bread..., and I never follow the recipe exactly! Yummmmmmm....

Linda said...

Wow...I just saw that recipe on another post a few minutes ago...it must be a very good one...I'm going to have to try it!I found you through Outdoor Wednesdays...have a great day!

Shellbelle said...

Jane, this looks delicious and you photographed it beautifully! I love banana bread, so this has already found its way to my recipe file. My son has the dreaded peanut allergy, which means no nuts of any kind, so I think I'll make him one with the coconut topping without the pecans, sounds yummy to me!

jmac said...

only have one thing to say.........YUM!

Pattie@ Olla-Podrida said...

What a diverse recipe! I don't think I've ever run across one that offers so many different topping options. I like it! Thanks, I've printed it out, and despite what you did or did not do, your loaf looks picture perfect.

jvw home said...

thanks Jane for stopping by my blog today...now i'm glad i've found yours! i'll have to try this bread over the holidays....
one day i hope to live at the beach too...i used to write a blog called "jvw beach" cuz I'm such a beach fanatic...but now just write the "jvw home"....
have a wonderful day!

Drawn to The Sea said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I lost what I believe was a very similar recipe, indeed the best I ever tasted. I'm eager to try this... my substitution will be walnuts.

The Inspired Nest said...

Jane,
I have made this bread since the recipe came out in 2005. I don't think I could eat regular banana bread again. Friends ask me to make this anytime there is a get together! So Yummy!
Lacy