Creamy Banana Bread

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

    1. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!

  8. 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

  9. 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?