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Easy Banana Bread

Banana Bread

What do you do when your bananas turn brown?  Make banana bread of course.  Definitely, don’t want bananas to go to waste.  I mean it is Sunday right?  My sweet tooth is always the strongest on Sundays.  Therefore, I am killing two birds with one stone.

easy banana bread

I love banana bread.  In fact, my whole family loves banana bread.  This was a very simple recipe and took no time at all to put together.  I definitely want to share a little tip with you that I myself just learned about not too long ago.  We love chocolate chips in our banana bread and pumpkin bread.  But, I hated that the chips all sunk to the bottom of the loaf.  Did you know that if you mix your chocolate chips in flour, the chocolate chips will stay at the top of the loaf?  I had no clue.  Wow! How awesome is that?!

easy banana bread

Look, there they are and there they’ll stay! Hey, that sounds familiar doesn’t it.  It’s a quote from the Wizard of Oz.  Fancy that!

easy banana bread

Surely, I’m no rocket scientist and I have no clue why or how flour keeps the chocolate chips from sinking, but it works and to me, that’s all that matters.

Easy Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 (8oz.) package of cream cheese
  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 bananas, ripe
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Cream together the sugar, cream cheese and butter. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. In a separate bowl, add the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Slowly add that into the creamed mix. Spray pans with pam and lightly coat with flour. If you are adding in chocolate chips, roll them around in flour before adding to the top of the banana bread. Bake at 350* for approximately 50 min. I used several different sizes of bread pans. Of course, the smaller ones were done before the larger pans.
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easy banana bread

Do you want me to hand you a warm slice through the computer?  I would if I could.  These loaves will definitely not last very long in our home.  Banana Bread is great for breakfast or as a dessert.  It does have bananas in it, so that makes it a little healthy, right?  It’s amazing how many recipes there are for banana bread.  I’ve seen recipes that call for sour cream, cream cheese or just butter.  What is your favorite banana bread recipe?  Don’t have one?  Then try this recipe.  You will be pleased with how moist, tasty and simple this recipe is.  My husband said this is by far the best tasting banana bread.  By and large, I think this is my favorite recipe too.

After all, you know October isn’t too far away.  Obviously, that means it will be time for pumpkin everything.  Oh, I can’t wait.   Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year. Is it your favorite time of the year, too?

easy banana bread

 

12 thoughts on “Easy Banana Bread

  1. Mmmm my family loves banana bread. In all forms. I’ve never made one with cream cheese before! And we happen to have a bunch of banana going brown. I may need to make an after school snack! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I have never been a big banana eater, so I only made my first banana bread last year for my babies… I am so sorry that I waited so long to try it! I love your recipe, easy and it sounds super tasty!

  3. Oh, yum! This sounds so tasty. I love bananas. We use a ton of them (in smoothies). You can freeze them if they are starting to get overripe as well (for use in smoothies or banana bread). I just froze a bunch the other evening. I left the peels on, cut them in half and froze them on a cookie sheet before putting them in freezer bags. Just a fun, easy tip. 🙂 Thanks for this recipe. I will try it soon for sure, especially since our 2-year-old does love bananas!

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