My mom made banana nut bread quite frequently when I was a kid. Because I have never cared for nuts in my banana bread, she always made one mini loaf without pecans. I’ve not once made banana bread because when I buy bananas, my family consumes them quickly. This week, though, that changed. I had four very ripe bananas so I decided to try my hand at a batch of cream cheese banana bread. And now, I’m hooked.
If you don’t like cream cheese or bananas, try this Poppyseed Bread from Finding Debra!
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Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips –
For the Bread:
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
For the Cream Cheese:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 ounces softened cream cheese
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease and flour two loaf pans, set aside.
- Combine eggs, brown sugar, vegetable oil, sour cream and vanilla together in a stand mixer.
- Mix in mashed bananas.
- Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined.
- Pour about a fourth of the batter into each loaf pan.
- Make the cream cheese mixture by whipping the eggs, sugar, cream cheese and flour together until smooth.
- Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over the banana bread batter in each pan. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips over the cream cheese in each loaf pan.
- Cover the cream cheese and chocolate chips with the rest of the bread batter.
- If you have any extra cream cheese batter, spread it over the tops of each loaf pan. Top with a few extra chocolate chips.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes to start. If a toothpick doesn’t come out clean, continue cooking in 6 minute increments until the toothpick is clean.
- Serve and enjoy!
I flopped one loaf of cream cheese banana bread out on a cutting board about 10 minutes after I pulled it from the oven. My husband and I ate over half of it for lunch. But warm bread really is the best kind, isn’t it?!
Do you make banana bread often?
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