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Monday, September 15, 2014

Nanner's are the thing ... Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Next on my Banana list is a favorite from growing up.  Banana Bread ... well I couldn't just send it out naked I had to top it!  I made this and out the door it went to my best friend's house and the old tutor got to take one home also.  I went on the search and found 2 recipes and merged them together for this amazing recipe!  Ok so I may have gone a little overboard with the frosting but I can't help it, I'm a frosting girl!

1 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.
Then I went on a search for frosting.  I found an amazing Cream Cheese Frosting on Sally's Baking Addiction. Her bread looks amazing, I would have made it if mine hadn't already been in the oven.


  • 4 ounces cream cheese (112g), softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup (120g) powdered (confectioners') sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or as needed


Make the frosting: beat the softened cream cheese and butter together on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until soft, creamy, and combined thoroughly. Add powdered sugar and beat until thick and combined. Add milk and beat on medium speed for 2 more minutes. Add more powdered sugar until desired thickness is reached. Add salt to taste. I a quick shake of salt to cut the sweetness.
Spread the frosting on the cooled banana bread. There may be some frosting leftover depending how thick you layer it on top. 
*ALEXIS NOTE: See you would have extra frosting but I'm all about the overload of frosting. It was either put it on the bread or I sat down with a spoon  and ate the left over.  I figured my pants along with my instructor at the YMCA would agree I would best if I put it on the bread so I did!

This was an amazing dish that reminded me of my mom. Hope you enjoy!

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  1. OMG, banana bread is one of my favorite things in the whole world.

  2. Looks great! I just pulled out my Betty Crocker recipe for banana bread, because I have about eight overripe bananas to use up. Maybe I'll try your recipe instead.

    BTW, your baking soda canister looks exactly like mine except for the brand name. Ours is Clabber Girl. I guess it's an East/West thing.

    1. My friend said this one was delish!!!

      LOL you so probably called it :)

  3. Replies
    1. Me too, I would eat the whole bowl if no one was looking ... lol

  4. I LOVE banana bread and cream cheese frosting, but have never had them together!! This looks so yummy!!!

  5. Replies
    1. LOL me too that is why it had to leave the house quickly!!!

  6. OMG Alexis! I'm so hungry right now and your recipes are seriously making me want to get up and make something sweet! Stop it!:) Thanks for sharing this with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!


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