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Favorite Banana Bread

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield 16 servings
Thanks to the addition of cream cheese, this classic bread is unbelievably moist. And while it won't be easy, you should wait until it is completely cooled before slicing to enjoy.


  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon CALUMET Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cup mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 260
  • cholesterol 50 mg
  • fiber 1 g
  • fat 13 g
  • sodium 170 mg
  • sugars 15 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • protein 5 g

How to Make It

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.

  2. MIX flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add bananas and eggs; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in nuts.

  3. POUR into greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  4. BAKE 1 hour 10 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.


  6. KRAFT kitchens tips:


  8. Prepare as directed, substituting 4 oz. chopped BAKERS Semi-Sweet Chocolate for the nuts.


  10. Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.


  12. Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.