Gluten Free Banana Nut Bread

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6 tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 package (4 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups GF all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cups chopped pecans, divided



1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice

1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest



1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, beating well. Beat in bananas and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in 1/2 cup pecans.

2. Transfer to greased loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Bake, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 1 to 1-1/4 hours. Cool 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.

3. While loaf is still slightly warm, whisk glaze ingredients. Drizzle over loaf, using a baking pan or parchment paper under racks to catch excess. Cool completely.