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This southern classic comes straight out of my kitchen and directly into my mouth LOL

Okay, its more like a cake than a bread but if you love banana bread- taken to a whole other level of awesome , with some added ingredients, you will LOVE this!

Easy to throw together and its always a family favorite!

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This recipe makes two loaves of deliciousness!

INGREDIENTS  

MAKES 2 REGULAR SIZE LOAFS

  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 1 C sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 C chopped pecans

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 C chopped pecans

INSTRUCTIONS

CAKE DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and grease your loaf pans with pam spray
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and whisk until combined
  • Using a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugars until creamy and fluffy
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Batter will start to look really dry and crumbly
  • Add in the pineapple, coconut and pecans and mix until combined
  • Add in the mashed bananas
  • Pour batter into loaf pans and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick or a knife comes out clean
  • Let sit on a wire rack to cool completely

FROSTING DIRECTIONS

  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the pecans and mix until smooth and fluffy
  • Using a rubber spatula, scoop some of the cream cheese frosting onto a cooled loaf and frost
  • Sprinkle with some chopped pecans
  • Enjoy!
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