Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread sounds great. Take a great banana bread recipe and kick it up a notch with a layer of cream cheese for extra taste and moisture.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort Food, Delicious, Tasty
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 2431
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Ingredients

  • 2-3 bananas over ripe
  • 2 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour

Instructions

  • Allow 8 oz cream cheese to rest at room temperature until softened. Preheat the oven to 350, not convection.
  • Grease and flour two four by eight loaf pans with a tablespoon of butter and a little flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl mash 2-3 over ripe bananas. Add 2½ cup AP flour, 1 cup sugar, four teaspoons baking powder, one teaspoon salt, three tablespoons oil, ¾ cup milk, one egg, 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional).
  • Beat at medium speed with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes occasionally stopping to scrape sides to be sure to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • Mix the cream cheese filling. Combine 8 oz of softened cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and one egg. Mix until almost smooth.
  • Transfer 1 3/4 cup of the banana mixture into each floured pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over each pan. Then top with the remaining banana mixture.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes until edge is browning well. The toothpick method may not work well due to the cream cheese.
  • Remove from pan and cool on a rack.

Notes

Several have complained of not much banana taste. The bananas must be over ripe. If you bananas are yellow, you won't be happy.

Nutrition

Calories: 2431kcal | Carbohydrates: 336g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 32g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 262mg | Sodium: 2759mg | Potassium: 1294mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 183g | Vitamin A: 1800IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 900mg | Iron: 11.7mg