Banana Bread Recipe with Cream Cheese

I don't know about you, but I've always enjoyed banana bread, but I wasn't passionate about it. This past summer that changed; I couldn't stop thinking about banana bread. Weird. I know. 
A unique banana bread recipe. Cream cheese adds a smooth texture.
My husband and I had a one-night getaway this past summer. We stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast in Delaware, just a couple hours from home. The breakfast was fabulous. This banana bread was just one of many items served. It was unlike any banana bread I had had before; it was incredible. But we drove away without asking for the recipe.

A delicious and unique banana bread. Traditional, but different enough to make you remember this bread.
Every time I had ripe bananas to use after that, I wanted to make THE banana bread. Not my peanut butter, banana, chocolate chip muffins or my standard banana bread recipe. I wanted the rich banana bread which the Causey Mansion had served to us that August morning.

Finally, I emailed the owners who graciously shared the recipe which has been with the BnB for years. I hope you'll try it. It's traditional, yet different. And memorable.

Please note, I typically avoid nuts in breads, but I like the original recipe so much, that I add them whenever I have the pecans.

Banana Bread

A delicious and unique banana bread. Traditional, but different enough to make you remember this bread.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients (2 Loaves)
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup roasted pecans 
  • 1 +/- tablespoon sugar
Easy Banana Bread Instructions
Mix everything together in a bowl except the 2 tablespoons of sugar. Pour into two buttered and floured 9x5x3 pans. Sprinkle the additional sugar for a crusty glaze. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes.

Or you can mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in bananas. Add the flour mixture and then stir in pecans. Pour in a buttered and floured pan and top with sugar. 

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So there you have it. A delicious and easy banana bread recipe. Visit Delaware and the historic Causey Mansion for a taste...or make your own. (If you are in Delaware, we're not far away...And I sometimes take requests for desserts.)

~ Annette 


  1. This sounds really good, now I want some banana bread.

  2. DH ate the last of the bananas today. THEN I see this recipe. Ooooh!

  3. I have had banana bread only when my mom makes it. I had some AMAZING banana cupcakes last summer. I didn't even know that was a!


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