Monday, September 6, 2010

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

Welcome to my corner of the world. Here’s a comfy seat. Be comfortable.

The cream cheese banana nut bread has about three more minutes in the oven. I’m so glad you stopped by.

Would you like honey or sugar in your tea? This is a favorite tea of mine, Honey Bush by TAZO. It’s an African tea, dark, robust and without caffeine. Friends who are giving up coffee or caffeine after 2 p.m. fined the Honey Bush a good flavorful transition. I like it any time because it tastes good.

I hope you like being adventurous with trying different teas. Down sizing my tea cabinet has been a challenge. However, there are plenty of green teas, black teas and oolong teas besides herbal drinks to share.

There’s the ding. The quick bread is ready. I’ll slip her on a cutting board and we’ll enjoy her while she’s nice and warm.

This recipe has been a reliable friend. She’s easy to make. I’ve served her at teas and at breakfast with over night house guests. I’ve packed her up to take to office meetings that needed a friendly touch and wrapped her with a tea towel for new neighbors as a welcoming gift.

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

1 cup sugar 2 eggs
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese 2 cups Bisquick mix
2 to 3 ripe bananas ½ cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan or spray with PAM vegetable spray.
In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in bananas and eggs. Add Bisquick mix and nuts. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Bake for 60 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out of the loaf clean.
If browning to fast, cover with foil the last 15 minutes.
• The loaf freezes well and can be made the day ahead with the same moist goodness the second day.

Enjoy and stop by again. The tea kettle is always on the back burner to serve you.
Comments are always welcome, too.

12 comments:

  1. You did it, Carolyn! You have reached your goal. I'm so proud of you! :-)

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  2. Thank you so much . . . all thanks to you my friend!

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  3. Hello Carolyn, I'm not fond of the kitchen but I do admit, your comfy post has me tempted!

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  4. Oh Carolyn. This will definitely be a place I stop by often to "visit" with you. Can't wait to experience all that you have planned for your friends in the future.

    I'm already having an "ahhhhh" moment with my first visit!

    Blessings,
    Beth Fortune

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  5. Carolyn,
    Reading your blog makes me want to find the biggest, most comfortable chair in my home, steep my favorite tea, and simply relax in His presence. You've done a wonderful job with your blog. I look forward to "sipping" with you often. It's a blessing getting to know you more via the Writer's Den. Congrats!

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  6. Ladies, you are such kindhearted guests. Your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated as much as having you stop by for an informal visit. May you each be filled with Christ’s uplifting blessings.

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  7. I LOVE this blog, Carolyn! What a blessing! Thank you for doing this.

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  8. PS
    I've got all the ingredients on hand for your banana bread, so I'm going to make it right now and share some with some of my neighbors! Thanks!

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  9. Oh my! That is the BEST banana bread I've ever eaten! It made my house smell yummy even outside!

    It was delectable! Thanks, Carolyn.

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  10. I just LOVE your Blog and the pictures! I am so glad we grew up together, cousin and we're also sisters in the Lord.
    You are so talented and I'm very proud of you! I am also going to make that delicious-sounding bread!

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  11. What an accomplishment for you. I am so glad that you have moved your tea kettle to the front burner and made it whistle. I remember having this banana bread!!! It is scrumptious. I am cheering from Texas (can you hear me) for your continued success.

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  12. Carolyn, you did a great job! I look forward to all your posts to come. You're such a sweet blessing in my life!

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