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Banana Coffee Cake Recipe

You're sure to go bananas over this yummy coffee cake topped with cinnamon, sugar and pecans. "This recipe is so delicious that a local pecan grower asked permission to use it in one of his brochures," recalls Georgia Courtney from Las Cruces, New Mexico.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the bananas and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Combine topping ingredients; add half to batter.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with the remaining topping. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 325 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.