Thursday, June 4, 2009

Crispy Cinnamon Streusel Banana Nut Cream Cheese Bread

Long Name...Amazing Bread! Thee ULTIMATE yummy of banana nut recipes! Try is for yourself!

Yields 2 loaves

3/4 cup butter, softened & unsalted
1 (8 ounce) package fat free cream cheese
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
2 Beat butter and cream cheese together until creamy.
3Add sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
4Add eggs, beat until blended.
5Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, & salt to butter mixture, beating until just blended.
6Stir in bananas, walnuts, and vanilla.
7Spoon batter into 2 greased loafpans.
8Streusel: Stir together 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.
9Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter in pans.
10Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
11Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes.
12Remove from pans and cool 30 more minutes before slicing.

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