Ahhh, I’m finally back after this insanely crazy/event/holiday packed past week. The last week has consisted of Thanksgiving + John’s birthday being on Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, Sesame Place on Saturday – A Very Furry Christmas was SO much fun!! If you have little ones, you absolutely need to go! – and then some Christmas festivities last night. I guess when I type it out like that, it doesn’t sound like a lot ha, but I’m pooped! I had very little time to check in here and I’m so relieved to be back here to chat with you guys. Let’s chat about one of my favorites – banana bread! I absolutely love the stuff. It has to be heavily spiced and extra moist and that is exactly what this perfect little bread is. Perfectly spiced, nice and soft, and super moist. This bread is topped off with a glorious layer of smooth cream cheese frosting because it goes SO perfectly with spiced desserts. Kind of like carrot cake!
I’ve made plain banana bread and chocolate chip banana bread but have always steered clear of most desserts with nuts. I don’t know why? Because I love pretty much any kind of nut but they just don’t scream dessert to me. Also, because Mike would have a minor heart attack if I served him any kind of dessert with nuts in it. BUT, that was until I tried some walnuts in banana bread and now I’m in love! Who cares if Mike won’t eat it, I’ll just keep it all to myself when I make it. Which is basically what I did with this loaf.. I even have another dessert recipe coming soon including pecans. Who am I?
The cream cheese frosting I use in this recipe is my absolute favorite and it’s the only recipe I use, I just scaled it down for this recipe. It turns out ridiculously creamy, slightly sweet and yummy. It’s the best!
This banana walnut bread is perfect for dessert, breakfast or anything in between. I love it in the morning with a cup of coffee!