Creamy Banana Bread

by Merissa on April 13, 2011

in Recipes

I always have bananas in my freezer and I have a pretty good old standby for banana bread and I like to make banana muffins once in a while too. But today I wanted to use up the cream cheese I had in the fridge before my next co-op order comes in and I always wanted to try a banana bread with a crumbly topping, like the muffins I like. So here it is...I'm guessing there won't be any left by the end of the day.

What you need:

  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 3/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 T flour

Mix together the softened butter and cream cheese. Add in the sugar, egg, flour, banana, powder, and soda. Mix all ingredients together well. Pour into a greased bread pan. In a separate small bowl mix together the 1 T butter, 1 T flour, and the brown sugar. Crumble them together with a fork and sprinkle on top of the bread dough. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Sorry for my lack of pictures for this post but I didn't know it would turn out good enough to post!

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1 holly April 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Thank you. I always have extra bananas, I think I will make this into cup cakes and freeze the extras for when we have last minute guests. The photo looks delicous.


2 Carrie M April 14, 2011 at 8:10 am

I made this last night and it was super yummy. Very moist. I didn’t do the crumb topping (hubby has an aversion to anything that might get stuck in his mustache/beard) and I added 1/2 c chocolate chips. I’ll definitely keep this recipe in our rotation. Thanks for sharing!


3 sharon May 9, 2011 at 8:02 am

I made this bread on Saturday and it was so good. Very moist. I had to make two more loaves on Sunday. Deffinately a keeper. Thanks for sharing.


4 Natalie August 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Sounds wonderful! Will be making it tonight. I usually get bananas (very ripe ones) for free from out local grocer. Another great blessing for living in a small town. I also like the idea of adding chocolate chips and maybe even some coconut…..


5 Heather Jolley Bridenstine October 25, 2012 at 8:11 am

Looks good! I think I will try this today, also!


6 Brooke Dillow October 25, 2012 at 8:11 am

hahaha…must be a banana bread day..I’m doin the same


7 Sondra Touchet Guire October 25, 2012 at 8:18 am

I have been wanting some just haven’t had the time in the evenings after work. Off tomorrow maybe I’ll get some made finally.


8 Todd N Dina Ferguson-Johnson October 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

Making some pumpkin pancakes for breakfast with pecan and caramel sauce… YUM!


9 Michelle Mandrell Flynn October 25, 2012 at 8:30 am

Banana bread big deal in this house too. Looks wonderful!


10 Sharon Phillips October 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

I make this recipe all the time. Thanks for a great recipe.


11 Sara Fontaine October 25, 2012 at 8:37 am

I just made 7 loaves last night!


12 The Backyard Farmwife October 25, 2012 at 10:06 am

I have a fav already but I am always looking for something new!


13 Laureen LaBrash October 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

Tried this last night…yummy!!!


14 Kayla May 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

I want to make this so bad but Im out of eggs! Can the egg be substituted with anything else?


15 Merissa May 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

Do you have flax seeds or ground flax seeds? You can mix those with a little water and use them. Or you might be able to get away with subbing applesauce for the eggs in this recipe.


16 jayme January 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Making this with my daughter now we added a bit of vanilla and cinnamon and a extra banana I defrosted 2..I’m not really sure why but if it tastes half as good as the batter this one’s a keeper!


17 Susan February 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Yum! I have been looking for a new Banana Bread recipe, since my family has grown tired of mine. Hit the jackpot! Thank you! Just made it and it is delicious!!


18 Merissa February 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Woohoo! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


19 L. Wise April 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I pinned this a bit ago and finally made it. Super moist and wonderful. I am picky about my baked goods. This is by far the best bannana bread I have ever tasted


20 Heather April 24, 2014 at 10:34 am

Made it last night and it was a huge hit! We have very differing opinions about banana bread in our house. This one is the perfect compromise. Do you know how this freezes?


21 Merissa April 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

This recipe freezes great!


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