Coconut Cream Banana Nut Bread

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“A pleasant banana bread hiding a sweet surprise inside. It brings back memories of home. Leave the nuts out if you must.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
YIELD:
20 slices
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Thoroughly grease the bottoms and sides of 2 loaf pans; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat butter on high speed for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, beaten eggs and vanilla; beat until well mixed.
  5. Add flour mixture and banana alternately to beaten mixture; beating on low after each addition.
  6. Stir in nuts.
  7. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup brown sugar and the 1 egg until smooth.
  8. Stir in coconut.
  9. Pour 1/4 of the banana batter into each pan.
  10. Spoon 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture over each loaf.
  11. Marble each by using a spatula to cut cream cheese into the banana batter.
  12. Repeat the 2 layers as above but do not marble them.
  13. Bake in a 350°F oven for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove loaves from pans and cool completely.

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