Thursday, December 4, 2008

Toasted Coconut Topped Cream Cheese Banana-Nut Bread

*all photos taken by my lovely daughter, Tori*



Toasted Coconut Topped Cream Cheese Banana-Nut Bread

BREAD INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar 2 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt
5 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat butter & cream cheese at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add in sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs, one at a time just until blended.


Combine flour and next 3 ingredients and sift together. Add to butter mixture until well blended. Stir in bananas, pecans & vanilla.
Spoon into loaf pans that have been coated with cake release. If you haven't used Wilton's Cake release and you bake you are missing out! It is the best!! It's in the wedding section at Wal-Mart.
Bake at 350* for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. If it starts to brown to fast cover with foil. The last 5 minutes make topping.


TOPPING INGREDIENTS:
Bring 1/4 cup each of butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and milk to a boil in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stir constantly! Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup chopped pecans and 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Spread on warm loaves. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat for 3 minutes or until nicely browned and toasted. Cool in pans 20 minutes....than another 30 on a wire rack.
Oh YUM!
Enjoy!

29 comments:

heathersister said...

I don't like bananas but that sounds freakin' awesome. Maybe Heather will see this and make some for Christmas (wink-wink Heather). I don't think I could get passed mashing the bananas but I could eat this. YUM

April said...

Can you say SINFUL??? Oh, I'd have to run on the treadmill for hours to burn that calorie overload off! I love coconut AND banana bread, so this would be a huge hit in my book!!! I'm definitely going to have to give it a try! Have a good one, Betty!

Sandy Toes said...

Now this is first..wow!! I want to try this...looks simply delicious!
-sandy toes

Kaye said...

Betty, you know I love ya, but SHUT UP!!!! This sounds and looks too incredible!!!!!! And here I am trying to lose the 3 lbs. I gained over Thanksgiving! (OK, maybe not lose, but hopefully not gain any more BEFORE Christmas!!! Who am I kidding???)
Everyone who reads Betty's blog: I have to tell you, I work with Betty and she is just as gorgeous and wonderful as you think she is -no, on second thought, she's probably even better than you think!

Susie said...

Those look really yummy! I would have to opt out of the topping though. I am allergic to coconut.

Heather said...

Um, hello, that sounds like it would go great with the coffee Michelle won! I think I'll try it.

I left an award for you on my blog.

And of course I'll make it for Christmas, Michelle (wink-wink back atcha).

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, that looks and sounds soooooo good!! I'm going to have to try this recipe!!!!! Yum!

Denise said...

Girl, I don't usually like Banana Bread but that cream cheese temptress is making me want some. I may have an afternoon project...

Dropping by from SITS! Have a great day!

natalie said...

Tori gave me a piece & it was AMAZING!!!

Melissa Lester said...

I think I can smell that wonderful bread from here! The recipe sounds great, and your daughter did a great job with the photos.

Becky said...

Sounds so Yummy!

Aubrey said...

Ok. You had me at "Toasted Coconut Topped Cream Cheese Banana-Nut Bread".

Lynette said...

That looks great - I may have to try that over the holidays - and that is saying a LOT for me!! I'm not much of a cook at all! Those pics were fab, I'm just gonna drool over them a little longer ~

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It seriously looks like it came out perfect!
YUMMMY!!!!!
Robin~♥

Melody said...

Oooooooh! I'll have to try this sometime soon!

Tori said...

mmm those were delicious!

Nia, Lia, Tia said...

Wow, that looks so yummy. Your blog is one of my favorite. Got to make that.... Oh, my hubbies Doc is going to bring the "broad-spectrum" meds here to try, so I'm staying put. They are bring a nurse to teach me to administer... so blogging I'm be and you site is one of my first stops... If the meds don't work, next step is brain biopsy, but right now we are very hopeful.... this blogging truly is my escape. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Veggie Mom said...

Looks delish, and love the snaps! Hey, I'm returning visits from the FanTAbulous Merry SITSmas Event the other day. Thanks so much for visiting, and please...come by my place to see how to Pay It Forward during this Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Ummmm...why am I on a diet at Christmas!?!

That sounds amazing!

mrsbear said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That sounds incredible. I mean like...I need some now. Can you get me some over, stat. lol. I'm printing this out now. Just the batter sounds killer.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, that photo makes it look so amazing! I have to try it now!
Carrie

Rachael said...

Over visiting from SITS...that recipe looks delish! I am going to try that for sure. I am a huge fan of coconut and will take it anyway I can get it!! Beautiful blog too :-)

Christie said...

That looks AMAZING. Now that's a recipe I absolutely have to try!

Nessa said...

Oh my, but that does look yummy! Too bad none in the house other than me will eat coconut! Guess I'll have to make some just for mom! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Rene said...

Betty -- that sounds so awesome!! When should I expect a care package in my mail box. I want to make sure and meet the mailman so it doesn't freeze in my box. I'm willing to wait all day for him to show up even!! ;-)

Rachael said...

Holy cow, that looks so incredibly good. I might have to break out a pan - I have some bananas in the freezer!

Rick said...

My wife just made some banana net bread tonight. I wish I had some cream to put on top.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

This is SO going on my CHristmast yummy dishes list! Sounds SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

~melody~

Island Girl said...

This looked so yummy that I just had to bake me some! I cannot believe how fast it was devoured by my family! Simply Divine!! Much like your blog!