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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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

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


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