8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup mashed bananas
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and butter, blending well. Blend in bananas, vanilla extract and eggs.
Combine dry ingredients and add to banana mixture, mixing just until moistened. Fold in nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.