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Thursday, October 23 2014
Tropical Banana Bread Recipe
  • 2    cups   all-purpose flour
  • 1    teaspoon   baking powder
  • 1/2   teaspoon   baking soda
  • 1/4   teaspoon   salt
  • 1 1/2   teaspoons   ground cinnamon
  • 1/2   cup   butter, softened
  • 3/4   cup   packed brown sugar
  • 2      slightly beaten eggs
  • 1    teaspoon   vanilla
  • 1    cup   mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/2   cup   chopped pecans
  • 1    8 ounce package  reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
  • 1      egg
  • 1/2   cup   coconut
Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of two 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, the 2 eggs, and vanilla; beat until combined. Add dry mixture and mashed banana alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Stir in pecans. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese, remaining egg, and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar on medium speed until almost smooth. Stir in coconut.
Pour one-fourth of the banana batter into each loaf pan. Spoon one-fourth of the cream cheese mixture over each loaf. Using a spatula, cut through the batter to marble. Repeat the two layers as above, but do not marble. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pans. Cool completely. Makes 2 loaves (20 slices).

nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 191, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 53, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 21, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (RE) 93, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 180, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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