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The bestest moistest banana bread

By: liz minx
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This is my families favorite banana bread recipe. The glaze and streusel just make this bread so yummy. You can try other types of pans too. We like using a Christmas cake pan over the holidays.

2 Votes

The bestest moistest banana bread

By: liz minx
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, creamed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup butter (plus 2 additional tablespoons)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (3 or 4 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional but highly recommended)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For Streusel
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional but highly recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Directions
  1. In a small frying pan heat the pecans with a tablespoon of butter and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon for a few moments. You want them warmed, not burned. Stir gently. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before roughly chopping.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º.
  3. Cream the cream cheese with an electric beater.
  4. Add the 34/ cup of butter and cream together until smooth
  5. Add sugar 1/2 cup at a time, and beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until blended.
  7. Add the baking soda, baking powder, and vanilla. Beat well
  8. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time beating at low until just blended, or use a wooden spoon
  9. Stir in bananas and pecans
  10. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8x4 loaf pans , or 4 small mini loaf pans
  11. Batter should be no more than 3/4 of the way up or it may overflow in the oven
  12. Batter will be thick
  13. Now make the streusel
  14. In a small bowl add the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and stir together
  15. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and pour over the flour/sugar mixture. Stir together.
  16. Sprinkle mixture over the bread and press down slightly. Run a knife gently through to incorporate some streusel into the bread
  17. Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. For smaller pans, start at 40 minutes, then check every 5 minutes until done.
  18. These can burn, so you can add an aluminum foil tent when there's around 15 minutes bake time left.
  19. When done, place these on a wire rack or trivet to cool for 10 minutes.
  20. While cooling make the glaze
  21. Add 1/2 powdered sugar to a small mixing bowl or large measuring cup. Start by adding 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix with a fork or whisk. Add very small quantities of remaining milk until you have a medium thick smooth glaze.
  22. Remove the bread from the pans and place on a plate or on more aluminum foil. Using the fork or whisk, drizzle glaze over the still slightly warm bread.
  23. allow read to cool another 20-30 minutes before serving.
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