Prep Time
15 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour
Cool Time
40 Mins
Makes 2 loaves

Warm bread is yummy, but to get perfect slices, let bread cool 30 minutes, and cut with a serrated or electric knife.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Stir together brown sugar, 1/2 cup pecans, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

#1 BNB

October 29, 2017
My family can't get enough. They say "so much butter", Its the cream cheese ,!My pecans come from Englewood pecan store in Alexandra LA .I live central TX & they are"mighty good". I have 2 batches that's 4 loaves, & I will take with me & Share, share ?My mom was a HE teacher& she had " the best recipes ever . Thank you for helping me keep the torch a glow!,

lminhsv's Review

October 14, 2010
wonderful stuff. I followed the recipe exactly and I think I had 8x4 pans but it did take a longer to bake and over spilled. Still tasted yummy! Everyone asked for the recipe

Smooty's Review

December 29, 2011
I LOVE THIS!!!. I have always turned my nose down to banana nut bread. Do not like the taste of the bananas but I gave this one a try for the family and IT WAS A HIT!!. Made again for co-workers, who know that I'm not a good cook; but they come back for more. What a wonderful twist to this bread.

JaimeMac's Review

January 21, 2013
Omg so good. I hope I don't eat the whole thing.

Tanyay24's Review

February 04, 2013
Awesome! I didn't have cream cheese so I used 2 extra eggs. This was amazing with the brown sugar cinnamon mix. It made it sooo moist!

leahbnavy's Review

May 02, 2011

cupcake27's Review

October 23, 2011
This was a really wonderful take on banana bread. The topping was great. I used chocolate chips instead of nuts because thats what i had on hand. Was wonderful. Will absoutly make again.

Made it and it's amazing

October 30, 2015
It's so moist and yummy. Great with coffee or as a late night snack.

Best Banana Bread Ever

December 06, 2015
Omg. Since I made this for the first time 4 weeks ago, my family has made me make it every week since. It really is the best banana bread I have ever tasted. Amazing.

Good bread, made some changes

October 23, 2016
I adapted this recipe as follows. I took out the white sugar, and only used 1 cup of dark brown sugar in the batter. I also added nutmeg and cinnamon to the batter. The salty pistachios with the deep flavor of the brown sugar really make this something. I also added 2 tbsp of vanilla to the batter, and cut the sugar in the topping in half. It still makes a lot of topping.3⁄4 cup butter softened1 package cream cheese1 cup Dark Brown Sugar2 large eggs3 cups all-purpose flour sifted1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder sifted1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda sifted1⁄2 teaspoon salt4 mashed bananas1 cup chopped pistachios2 tbsp vanilla extractTopping1⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar1⁄4 cup chopped pistachios1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1 tablespoon melted butter1⁄8 teaspoon ground cinnamon1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg1⁄2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extracteat butter and cream cheese at medium speed until creamy, scrape down the bowl. Add eggs, beat, scrape bowl. Add brown sugar, beat, scrape bowl. Add bananas, beat, scrape bowl.Combine dry ingredients and gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Add pistachios and vanilla. mix until incorporated Spoon batter into muffin pans. These don't rise a lot, so feel free to fill the tin.Stir together the topping ingredients and Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.Bake at 350° for 35-45 min depending on your oven. I like mine a little under done, so I went with 35 min. They were done, but a little wet.