Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

It seems that I always have overripe bananas that I need to use.  I turned the most recent ones into this bread.  Do you let your baked things cool on your windowsill?  I always do.
Here is the recipe:


  • 3/4 cup  butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups mashed medium very ripe bananas (about 6)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts 
Mix the batter and pour it into a greased loaf pan.  I made a triple recipe.  Follow the above recipe for 1 loaf. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. If it browns too much cover it with foil towards the end.  Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove and sit on a rack to cool.

I decided to split these and fill with cream cheese frosting.

And of course I forgot to take a pic of that step.  Make a cream cheese frosting by mixing 1 block of cream cheese with 2 T. of butter, 4 cups of confectioners sugar and a tablespoon or two of milk.  Make it rather stiff so it doesn't ooze out the sides of the loaf.  Spread it on one side of the cooled loaf and top it with the other half.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

I'm assuming this was good.  I don't know because I gave it all away.  It traveled off with the lasagna. You can see the frosting a bit in the loaf on the right.

I did get some feedback saying it was good!
If you cool it on your windowsill, watch out for the birds and squirrels!


Guillaume said…
Funny, I made banana bread recently, and I rarely ever bake. I love banana bread, which I eat with lots of butter on every slice.
Anonymous said…
I've never baked or eaten banana bread in my life, perhaps it's time to try it :-)

Have a great day!

Anonymous said…
They look so good. It's been years since I baked one but am now encouraged to try again, with that delicious cream frosting too!
Magic Love Crow said…
You are an amazing cook! You can tell you love what you do! You are right, watch out for the birds and squirrels! LOL!
Tikkun said…
You couldn't blame the birds or squirrels for trying! 😛