Amish Banana Bread


prep 0:25       total 1:25


1 loaves



8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine, softened
5 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, beaten
2-1/4 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Combine cream cheese,sugar,and margarine. Mix until well blended.Blend in bananas and eggs. Add dry ingredients, mixing until moistened. Fold in nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.

Author's Comments

I've tried many banana bread recipes over the years. This is the best I've ever tasted. The cream cheese adds a great flavor and the texture is perfect, not too crumbly. Also tastes great without the nuts.

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4 Recipe Reviews


l_perejma reviewed Amish Banana Bread on June 1, 2006

It was ok, nothing special. I thought it would have been richer than it was with the cream cheese.


bob642 reviewed Amish Banana Bread on October 31, 2006

This has got to be the absolute best banana bread that I have ever put in my mouth. Five stars ain't enough for this one.


zukolover reviewed Amish Banana Bread on July 24, 2008

This was delicious!! You must try it ☺


thetackman reviewed Amish Banana Bread on October 31, 2014

I used Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese, adjusted to 3 cups flour because i had an extra banana to use and added a bit of water to ease the transfer into muffin complaints from anyone!