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Cream Cheese Banana Bread

The week I have breakfast on my mind, and the breakfast casserole I made earlier this week was a touch more work than I normally put into my morning meal. My go-to breakfast foods require minimal work like remove from refrigerator, microwave, eat. This banana bread recipe will be perfect for me since I can make it ahead of time and grab slices as needed, whether for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.

Cream Cheese Banana Bread – one of the best breads you will ever make! Perfect for breakfast, snack and dessert!

Recipe Author: Lidia at Yummiest Recipes
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The Ingredients

I really liked the fact that this recipe uses a lot of pantry staples. I had many of the ingredients on hand like flour, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, the sugars, baking powder and soda, and salt. That left me with a short grocery list of dairy products (cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs) and bananas. And when is a short grocery list ever a bad thing?

Cream Cheese Banana Bread Ingredients
Bananas, egg, vanilla extract, sugar, vegetable oil, cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar, and flour

The Process

The directions for this recipe were clear and easy to follow. The prep work did take me a little longer than the time given (15 minutes instead of 10). Banana bread is a new thing for me, so that may have been the cause.

I’ll save you some guesswork and let you know that this recipe makes about 2 cups of batter for the bread. So for Step 4, you will need to add 1 cup of batter to your loaf pan. The consistency wasn’t too thick, and I didn’t need to smooth it with a spatula. It leveled out on its own as did the cream cheese filling and the second layer of bread batter.

My banana bread seemed to be done after 40 minutes of baking, as promised, but it turns out that wasn’t exactly the case. After cooling, the first 2 slices looked fine, but I noticed the bread got mushy as I moved toward the center of the loaf. The bananas I used were pretty large, so I’m thinking I ended up using too much.

I tested the theory by re-making this recipe using 1 banana from the same bunch, and it turned out beautifully. So either use 1 large or 2 small bananas unless you prefer mushy banana bread.

Adding the cream cheese filling
Just after adding the cream cheese filling to the banana bread batter

So how was it?

Clear & Accurate Directions
Accurate Time(s)
Banana bread is undoubtedly the best way ever to use leftover bananas, and I thought it couldn't be improved on until I tried this recipe. A sweet cream cheese filling takes this banana bread from good to great, and it's not difficult to make at all. Plus most of the ingredients are pantry staples you probably already have. So go ahead and give this recipe a try. Whether you prefer banana bread as a breakfast or dessert, you won't be sorry you did.
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