Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Over the years I have made banana bread by many different recipes. (I always have a couple of bananas that ripen too much before we eat them and I hate to toss them). Several months ago my daughter, Amy, told me that she found a recipe that was the best banana bread she had ever tasted. I thought to myself that most banana bread recipes always taste the same. She went on and on about how moist this is the day after you bake it. I happened to be at her house once a couple of days after she baked a loaf and this was one time she absolutely told the truth. Today was the first day that I had over-ripe bananas and the chance to make it myself. Again, she told me that it would be better the next day. However.....my husband asked me if he could cut it right after I dumped it out of the pan. I said, "Sure, AFTER I make a picture." He looked at me kinda strange but then knew exactly why! Here's the recipe. I hope you enjoy it.
1 cup sugar
1 lg. package of cream cheese
1 cup of mashed bananas (I used 2 bananas)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream sugar & cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in Bisquick & nuts until moistened. Pour in sprayed loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Then cover with aluminum foil and cook for another 15 minutes.


This Country Girl said...

That sounds delicious, Sue! I'm definitely trying it! Thanks for sharing!

By the way, I haven't forgotten about the tag! I am hopefully going to post it tomorrow!


Kimberly said...

That looks really good Sue! I love eating banana bread and cakes, but never seem to make them. I can't seem to get past the gross peel and mash the banana stage! Ewww!

April said...

Oh, I can just smell it, Sue! SO YUMMY!

I am definitely going to make a loaf of it for Chris when he gets home from being on the road tomorrow. It's one of his favorites...and mine, too! Thanks a bunch!

Picket said...

Morning Sue...I love Banana Nut Bread...my sister always makes it and she use to bring me one all the time..the little Toot is getting slack! lol Thanks for coming by girl...I do think I am gonna like the table being gone and having more room in the kitchen..I am thinking about putting little curtain panels in the inside of the glass cabinets for a different look...maybe some lace ones so the inside cabinet lights will give off a soft glow...may even try some different curtains in the kitchen & dining room! lol Have a great day sweetie!

Amy said...

..."This was one time she told the truth." As opposed to several times when she out and out lied. :) LOL! Here's my 2 cents. The recipe calls for the banana, 1 cup I believe. It says "about 2 mashed." You even said that you use 2 mashed. I use 3...ALWAYS. That's what it takes for me to get a cup. I guess I am mashing the literal life out of mine. Isn't it the best, though! I had a piece for breakfast today. I love it. AND I love you.

TJ said...

I'm a new reader of your blog.

I love banana bread, thanks for the recipe!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Sue...here's the measurements....48" W 7"D x18" H I'll be posting later and I took a pic of the page for you!
By the way that bread looks wonderful:0

Sharon said...

Thanks a bunch for this one, Sue! Banana nut bread is one of Charlie's favorites and it's always too dry for me. This should do the job for us both.

Zaroga said...

That looks and sounds so good!

Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Keeping The Home Fires Burning said...

What is biswick i am in ENGLAND so dont think we have itI would love to make it !!!

Raggedy Angel said...

That looks really good...might have to try that one! beth

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Thanks for the recipe, I love banana bread and can't wait to try your recipe. How is the dress coming along?

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That recipe sounds great...and not too hard!Thanks for sharing,

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Yummy! By the way, I get the same strange looks from my family when I pull out the camera in the kitchen! LOL

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I just came across your blog from Tammy and love it. We are in the same season of life and that's always fun. I love the smocking but it looks so hard; I don't think I'd ever try it. I'll stick to quilting. Also want to try your recipe.

codie lee said...

that looks yummy!

miss you!

p.s. i tagged you. see my blog for details :)

Lorrie said...

Oh Sue, this banana bread is making my mouth water. The cream cheese must make it so moist! I'm adding this to my recipe list!

Nancy said...

HMMMM! Sounds so good! I have never seen one like this and I am going to try it! Thanks! Blessings, nancy

SoLovelyCreations said...

oh my.. ive been craving banana nut bread for a while.. i think i will try this recipe! Thanks!