Banana Nut Bread Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped pecans, divided ORANGE GLAZE: 1 cup confectioners' sugar 3 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon grated orange peel Directions In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in 1 cup pecans. Transfer to two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. In a small bowl, whisk the glaze ingredients; drizzle over loaves. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).