Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread is a delightful twist on the classic banana bread recipe. With a luscious cream cheese filling, this bread is tender, flavorful, and perfect for any occasion. Whether enjoyed as a light dessert or paired with a cup of coffee, it promises to impress your taste buds. The recipe yields two loaves, making it ideal for sharing or freezing for later enjoyment.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
3 mashed ripe bananas
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped nuts
Cream Cheese Mixture:
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Chopped nuts for sprinkling
In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar, softened butter, and 2 eggs.
Add mashed bananas, salt, and baking soda dissolved in sour cream to the bowl. Mix well.
Gradually add 2 cups of flour to the mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
Fold in the chopped nuts.
In a separate bowl, prepare the cream cheese mixture by combining softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of flour. Mix until smooth.
Grease and flour two pans, then spread half of the banana batter evenly into the pans.
Pour the cream cheese mixture over the banana batter in both pans, spreading it evenly.
Top with the remaining banana bread batter. For an optional crunchy topping, sprinkle chopped nuts on top or mix 1 tablespoon of sugar with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle it before baking.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow the bread to cool, then slice and serve. The presentation will be lovely and inviting.
Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread is a delightful treat that combines the flavors of classic banana bread with a creamy, sweet cream cheese filling. This recipe is easy to make and yields two loaves, making it perfect for sharing with loved ones or enjoying as a delicious snack throughout the week. Whether you’re a fan of traditional banana bread or looking for a unique twist, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings.