CREAM CHEESE BANANA BREAD

Fabulous recipe! hyatttm included every step to prepare this cheesecake, making it easier for anyone who has never before tried to make a cheesecake.

It came out perfect, the best consistency of any I’ve made! I was a bit intimidated by the topping recipe, but I’m glad I tried it. It was easier than I expected, came out perfect, and completely changed the experience of eating this delicious dessert.

The cheesecake itself is very rich and dense, but the topping adds a light creaminess that allows you to come up for air and then dive back into that intoxicating richness. Banana flavor was not overpowering, but definitely present. Everyone loves it! I will make this again and again.


CREAM CHEESE BANANA BREAD

INGREDIENTS

For bread:
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ cup sour cream
2 mashed ripe bananas
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

For Cream Cheese mixture:
1 egg
½ cup granulated sugar
4 ounce cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray one 8.5 x 4.5 x 3 inches loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the egg, brown sugar, vegetable oil, sour cream, vanilla, and whisk to combine. Add the mashed bananas and mix together
  • Add 1 cup all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, pinch of salt, and stir gently with a spoon until just combined
  • Spread half of the banana batter into the prepared loaf pan with a spatula
  • In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese ingredients and spread over mixture on top. Top with remaining banana batter and smooth very lightly with a spatula as to not disturb cream cheese layer and pushing batter into corners and sides as necessary.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the top is domed, golden, and the center is set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Cool and serve.