Friday, January 16, 2009

Banana Bread with Orange Glaze

This is one of my new favorite recipes. It has a little more sugar than your standard banana bread, but it has whole wheat flour, so it must be good for you. For a dessert, serve warm with vanilla ice cream.... or that is good as a mid-morning snack too :o)

3/4 cup soft butter
8 oz. soft cream cheese
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 medium mashed bananas
1/2 tea vanilla
1 1/2 cups white flour
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/2 tea baking powder
1/2 tea baking soda
1/2 tea salt

Juice and zest of one orange
1 cup powdered sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese together until fluffy, add sugar and beat again. Add eggs, vanilla and banana's and mix until combined, then add the rest of the ingredients. Bake in 2 8"x4" loaf pans at 325 degrees for 60 minutes. Pour the glaze over hot bread before removing from pans, let cool 10 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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