Cream Cheese Banana Bread

I got this recipe from one of my friends at school. This is the most incredible banana bread I've ever eaten. The fact that it is moist is enough to make you try this recipe, but the streusel topping puts it over the top. Yum!


3/4 cup butter, softened
8 oz. 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 very ripe bananas)
1/2 t vanilla

For the topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 Tbsp flour
1 T melted butter
(Mix all together to put on bread right before baking)


Beat butter and cream cheese and medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, betaing until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just blended after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until just blended. Stir in bananas and vanilla.

Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8" x 4" loaf pans. Sprinkle each loaf the with topping mixture. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool 30 minutes on wire rack before slicing.

Recipe source - Juli Stutesman