Pumpkin Banana Bread - 2 Loaf Recipe
Take cream cheese out of refrigerator 2 hours prior to making recipe.
Set out 4 eggs to warm to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray 2 regular size bread loaf baking pans with vegetable oil spray.
2/3 cup shortening
2-2/3 cups granulated sugar
One 8 oz package cream cheese (softened at least 2 hours at room temperature)
Add, stirring until smooth:
4 ripe bananas (peeled and smashed with a fork)
2 cups pumpkin (the single pie size)
4 beaten eggs
In a separate bowl stir together and then add gradually to the above mixture:
3- 1/3 cups flour
1 ½ tsp. salt
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
Add nuts (optional)
Blend just until all flour mixture is incorporated.
Pour into greased pans. Bake 350 for approximately 1 hour. Test with a toothpick in center of loaves to see if done. Toothpick should come out clean.