Monday, November 7, 2011

banana bread with cream cheese frosting

Banana bread is dang good. Banana bread with cream cheese frosting is DANG good! In my never to be humble opinion, banana bread should never be poisoned with nuts. However, if you must, you must. This recipe makes two loaves, because if you are going to make it, why just make one?

Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees convection (375 conventional)

1 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar

Cream together in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer. Add;

1 c buttermilk
6 ripe bananas
4 eggs

Mix together till bananas are well incorporated. In a separate bowl, combine;

2 cups whole wheat flour (preferably fresh ground)
2 cups white flour
1 t salt
2 t baking soda

Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, until just combined. Divide into two large, greased bread pans. Bake at 350 degrees convection for 45-50 minutes (375 regular). Be sure a toothpick comes out clean, all stoves are different!

Serve with Cream Cheese Frosting 

With the cream cheese frosting this bread is like crack, just to warn you. The whole wheat flour gives the bread a fantastic texture and a nutty taste, and you can pretend you are eating something healthy. Go fiber!

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