Orange-Pecan-Topped Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread

January 8, 2014 by 2 Comments

Chilly days make me want to bake…I found this Orange-Pecan-Topped Cream Cheese- Banana- Nut Bread recipe and decided to make it. I love it when I have all of the ingredients on hand. This recipe makes two loaves or 24 muffins. I made 1 loaf and 12 muffins.  We enjoyed the muffins right away and the loaf went into the freezer for now.

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Muffins


3/4  cup butter, softened

1  (8-oz.) package 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 bananas)

1  cup chopped pecans, toasted

1/2  tsp. vanilla extract


Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended.  Stir in bananas, pecans, and vanilla.  Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool bread in pans on wire racks  10 minutes.  Remove from pans, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks before slicing.  Makes 2 loaves.

To bake muffins, spoon batter evenly into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pans 10 minutes.  Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Orange-Pecan-Topped Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread:

Prepare bread batter as directed, and spoon into desired pans. Sprinkle 1 cup coarsely chopped, toasted pecans evenly over batter in pans.  Bake as directed.  Cool bread or muffins in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.  Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice, and 1 tsp. grated orange rind until blended.  Drizzle evenly over warm bread or muffins, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks.



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2 Responses to “Orange-Pecan-Topped Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread”
  1. fatty says:

    QUE RICOS!!!

  2. Linda LaNell says:

    Just made these muffins for the second time this week – they are my new favorite! Love the cream cheese – left off the glaze. Thank you.

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