Make Ahead

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

May  4, 2015
6 Ratings
  • Serves 12
Author Notes

Deliciously moist banana bread with a layer of gooey cream cheese in the center. —Jessica Chang

What You'll Need
  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • Banana Bread
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9 by 5 loaf pan with melted butter.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix all cream cheese filling ingredients using a hand mixer. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together egg, sugar, oil, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Add bananas to the mixture. Using a hand mixer, mix all ingredients together until well incorporated.
  4. In a small bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  5. Using a wooden spatula, gently incorporate the dry ingredients to the large bowl that has the banana mixture. Stir until well incorporated. Don't over mix.
  6. Put 2/3 of the banana bread mixture into the loaf pan. Shake gently until leveled. Pour filling mixture slowly to cover the banana bread mixture. Then, pour the rest of the banana bread mixture slowly over the filling mixture. Make it as even as you can.
  7. Bake for 55 minutes, until top is golden. To test for readiness, jiggle the loaf pan to make sure the mixture doesn't jiggle too much. Keep in mind that the cream cheese filling layer will remain pretty soft.
  8. Cool bread for 10-15 minutes before turning out on a rack.

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4 Reviews

Liza P. July 18, 2020
Where's the banaba
Theo March 3, 2019
How many bananas, please?
Mason January 11, 2016
Are you able to provide the amounts for the bananas and yogurt? Thank you
Mitchell L. June 22, 2015
looks like a great recipe, but you left out how much yogurt and bananas.