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Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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Best Banana Nut Bread Recipe

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 medium-size ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Vegetable cooking spray
Whipped cream cheese spread (optional)

1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

2. Stir together bananas and next 4 ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in walnuts.

3. Pour batter into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

4. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Serve with light whipped cream cheese, if desired.









Cinnamon Crisp Banana-Nut Bread Recipe

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (1 1/4 pounds unpeeled bananas, about 4 medium)
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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 8- x 4-inch loafpans.
Stir together brown sugar, 1/2 cup pecans, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from pan, shielding with aluminum foil last 15 minutes to prevent browning, if necessary. Cool bread in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks before slicing.