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Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is the best way to use up those brown bananas!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream Cheese Banana Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour

Banana Bread

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Instructions

Filling

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese and sugar. Beat until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat on medium until combined.
  4. Add the flour and beat until incorporated. Set aside.

Banana Bread

  1. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the ripe bananas and beat with a hand mixer until mashed.
  3. Add the melted butter and both sugars. Mix with a hand mixer until combined.
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and sour cream. Beat until incorporated.
  5. In a separate bowl, add the baking soda, baking powder, and flour. Whisk to combine.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until incorporated.
  7. Pour 3/4 of the batter into the loaf pan.
  8. Add dollops of the cream cheese mixture to cover all of the banana bread batter. Using a light hand, spread it to cover any spots with banana bread batter still showing through.

  9. Add the remaining batter on top of the cream cheese filling. I added it in dollops to cover all of the cream cheese.

  10. Place into the oven and bake for 1 hour 25 minutes or until done. Place a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If moist crumbs are stuck on the toothpick, it is done. If it comes out with batter, give it an additional few minutes before testing again.

  11. Let the bread cool completely and turn out onto a serving plate. Cut and serve.

  12. Store in an airtight container.

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