Find out why Our Best Banana Bread recipe is unbelievably moist: cream cheese! Pro tip: Cool completely before digging into our best banana bread.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed fully ripe banana s (about 3)
2 egg s
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add bananas and eggs; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in nuts.
Pour into greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 min. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool completely.
Favorite Chocolate-Banana Bread
Prepare as directed, substituting 1 pkg. (4 oz.) chopped BAKERS Semi-Sweet Chocolate for the nuts.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.