aunt lynda's cream cheese filled banana bread

★★★★★ 24
a recipe by
kim *
Boston, MA

When sliced, this makes a great presentation. A delicious and different banana bread with a cream cheese center. YUM!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Classic recipes are the best! This recipe takes classic banana nut bread and adds a cream cheese filling that elevates this to extraordinary banana bread. The bread is tender and full of flavor. It's a neat surprise when you first cut into this loaf. Perfect for a light dessert or a snack with coffee.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 24
serves Makes 2 loaves
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For aunt lynda's cream cheese filled banana bread

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2
    eggs
  • 3
    mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts
  • CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE:
  • 8 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • OPTIONAL TOPPING
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • chop nuts for sprinkling

How To Make aunt lynda's cream cheese filled banana bread

  • Mixing sugar, butter, and eggs.
    1
    Mix 1 cup sugar, butter, and 2 eggs.
  • Bananas, salt, baking soda, and sour cream added to the bowl.
    2
    Add bananas, salt, and the baking soda dissolved in sour cream.
  • Adding flour.
    3
    Add 2 cups flour and mix well.
  • Folding in nuts.
    4
    Fold in nuts.
  • Cream cheese filling ingredients combined in a bowl.
    5
    In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese mixture ingredients.
  • Half the banana bread batter in the loaf pans.
    6
    Spread half of the banana batter in two greased and floured pans.
  • Cream cheese mixture spread over the banana bread batter.
    7
    Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the banana batter in both pans.
  • Remaining batter, nuts, and cinnamon sugar added to the loaf pan.
    8
    Spread the remaining banana bread batter on top. PS - I like to sprinkle a few extra nuts on top. Or, sprinkle top with 1 Tbsp sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon before baking. Makes a nice crunchy top. But that's totally optional.
  • Baking the banana bread.
    9
    Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Test for doneness.
  • Slices of Aunt Lynda's Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread.
    10
    Cool and slice. Makes a lovely presentation.
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