Cream Cheese Banana Bread Recipe

This Cream Cheese Banana Bread combines the rich flavor of ripe bananas with a creamy, tangy cream cheese layer, creating a moist and delicious loaf that’s perfect for breakfast, snacks, or dessert.

Ingredients:

For the Banana Bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat and Prepare Pan:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  4. Incorporate Bananas and Sour Cream:
    Mix in the mashed bananas and sour cream until fully combined.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Prepare Cream Cheese Filling:
    In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  7. Layer the Batter:
    Pour half of the banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the batter. Pour the remaining banana bread batter on top, spreading it to cover the cream cheese layer.
  8. Bake:
    Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top begins to brown too quickly, cover the loaf with aluminum foil during the last 15-20 minutes of baking.
  9. Cool and Serve:
    Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and enjoy!

This Cream Cheese Banana Bread is a delightful twist on the classic recipe, adding a creamy surprise in every bite.

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