Cream Cheese Banana Bread tastes like there is a creamy cheesecake baked right in the middle of a moist loaf of bread. It’s a delicious variation of a classic homemade banana bread.
Keyword: banana, quick bread
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
6tbspsalted butterroom temperature
1½ripened bananas (about ½ cup mashed bananas)
Cream Cheese Filling
Prep a 9x5 inch loaf pan by spraying it with cooking spray or line with parchment paper and setting it aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use a mixer to beat the sugar and butter together until fully combined.
In the same bowl, beat in the bananas, egg, and milk until smooth, about 1 minute.
On low speed, mix in the flour and baking soda. Do not overmix. Set batter aside for now.
In a bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and flour
Take the loaf pan and pour half of the bread batter into the bottom of the pan.
Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the bread batter. Carefully create a top layer with the remaining bread batter. Make sure all these layers are spread evenly but are not mixed into each other.
Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and a tester comes out clean. Let completely cool before cutting and serving.
Because the cream cheese layer is in the middle, it may seem like it should affect your ability to tell if your bread is baked or not. The cream cheese layer will firm up and take on the consistency of bread when baked, so you can use a tester to check the bread for doneness just like you normally would.
The cream cheese layer will cause the bread to flatten slightly when cooled.