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Banana bread is so yummy. There have been a couple of times in the past where I put cream cheese on my banana bread, so it only make sense to make it with the cream cheese inside. This simple recipe makes 2 loaves.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 medium bananas
- 8oz cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Spray two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas, and vanilla.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.
Bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and place onto plate or serving dish.
Serve as you wish, immediately if you like it slightly warm like I do, or after sitting another 10 minutes for a cooler bread.