Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread - 2 Loaf Recipe

(Jeanne Humphrey)


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.

Cream together:

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.

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