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Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

January 16, 2023  Chef Austin Avatar
Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Crumb Topping is easy homemade bread perfect for breakfast or snack, but also a very satisfying dessert. This banana bread stuffed with cream cheese filling, chocolate chips, and pecans with irresistible cinnamon streusel is more like delicious banana coffee cake, just baked in a loaf pan.

If you want just a simple version of homemade banana bread, then must check my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe, too. For that recipe you don’t even need a mixer.

Couple of slices of Cream Cheese Banana Bread with banana and pecan decoration.

Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

This moist banana bread with chocolate chips and pecans is very tasty, but cream cheese filling takes it to the next level for sure.  

However, I love the combo of sweet banana flavour and tangy cream cheese. If you like it as well, then check my Banana Bread Cheesecake and Banana Cream Cheese Muffins.

This banana bread stuffed with cream cheese filling, chocolate chips, and pecans with irresistible cinnamon streusel is more like delicious banana coffee cake, just baked in a loaf pan.

What You’ll Need For This Bread Recipe?

The list of ingredients seems intimidating at first glance, but that are all simple ingredients. These are all basic ingredients and are repeated several times in each part of the recipe.

  • You will need:
  • All-purpose flour- for the banana bread part, but for the filling and topping as well
  • Granulated sugar and brown sugar, and a powdered sugar, too if you want to add the glaze to your bread
  • Eggs-for stability, and tender texture as well.
  • Baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • Dairy- butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and milk for the glaze
  • Vanilla extract and cinnamon-for the flavour
  • Bananas- you will need 2 large bananas for this recipe to make 1 cup mashed bananas
  • Pecans and chocolate chips are totally optional. If you don’t like the crunch in your bread, just skip these two. Also you can add more than it said in the recipe, it’s totally up to your taste.
This banana bread stuffed with cream cheese filling - slices on white paper.

How to Make Homemade Banana Bread?

To make pecan cinnamon streusel topping, in a bowl combine ½ cup all-purpose flour, 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 2 Teaspoons chopped pecans, whisk with a fork. Next, add 3 Tablespoons melted butter and whisk until everything is evenly moistened and coarse crumbs are formed. If the mixture looks sandy, squeeze it with your hand to make larger clumps, then crumble with your fingers into a pea size crumbs. Set aside.

To make the banana bread batter, in a small bowl whisk together dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, set aside.

Banana bread ingredients.

In a large mixing bowl combine softened butter, sugar and vanilla extract and mix for 2 minutes. Next, add egg, egg white (reserve egg yolk for the cream cheese), mashed bananas and sour cream and mix well.

Add flour mixture and mix to combine. Scrape the bottom with the spatula to make sure everything is evenly incorporated. Finally add chopped pecans and chocolate chips and mix to combine. Set aside.

To make the cream cheese filling, in a medium bowl beat softened cream cheese, 3 Tablespoons sugar, vanilla extract and 2 Tablespoons flour and egg yolk. Set aside.

Cream cheese ingredients.

To assemble the bread, line the bottom and sides with parchment paper. Leave large overhang of paper on the sides so you can easily lift the bread from the pan later.

Spread about half of the banana bread batter in prepared pan and smooth the top. Spoon cream cheese mixture on top but don’t go all the way to the edges. Spoon remaining banana bread batter over the cream cheese. Gently smooth using the back of the spoon. Sprinkle with streusel crumbs and bake for about 55-65 minutes at 350 F, until the center has set. If it starts browning too much tent the top with aluminium foil.

Streustel topping ingredients.

To make the glaze, whisk powdered sugar with vanilla extract and milk. Start with 1 tablespoon of milk and add a teaspoon at the time until get desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled bread.

Enjoy!

Four steps of baking banana bread.

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Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Crumb Topping


  • Author: Vera Z.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55-65 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert/breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Crumb Topping is easy homemade bread perfect for breakfast or snack, but also a very satisfying dessert.


Ingredients

Cinnamon Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped pecans (optional)

Banana Bread Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter-room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese-room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 45 teaspoons milk (or more if needed)

 


Instructions

To Make the Streusel Topping:

  1. In a bowl combine ½ cup all-purpose flour, 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 2 Teaspoons chopped pecans, whisk with a fork. Add 3 Tablespoons melted butter and whisk until everything is evenly moistened and coarse crumbs are formed. If the mixture looks sandy, squeeze it with your hand to make larger clumps, then crumble with your fingers into a pea size crumbs. Set aside.

To Make the Banana Bread Batter:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F, grease 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with baking spray. Line the bottom and sides with parchment paper. Leave large overhang of paper on the sides so you can easily lift the bread from the pan later.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine softened butter, sugar and vanilla extract and mix for 2 minutes.
  4. Add egg, egg white, mashed bananas and sour cream and mix well.
  5. Next add flour mixture and mix to combine. Scrape the bottom with the spatula to make sure everything is evenly incorporated. Do not over mix!
  6. Finally add chopped pecans and chocolate chips and mix to combine. Set aside.

To Make the Cream Cheese Filling:

  1. In a medium bowl beat softened cream cheese, 3 Tablespoons sugar, vanilla extract and 2 Tablespoons flour and egg yolk. Set aside.

Assembling the bread:

  1. Spread about half of the banana bread batter in prepared pan and smooth the top. Spoon cream cheese mixture on top but don’t go all the way to the edges. Spoon remaining banana bread batter over the cream cheese. Gently smooth using the back of the spoon. Sprinkle with streusel crumbs and bake for about 55-65 minutes, until the center has set. If it starts browning too much tent the top with aluminium foil.

To make the glaze:

  1. Whisk powdered sugar with vanilla extract and milk. Start with 1 tablespoon of milk and add a teaspoon at the time until get desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle over cooled bread.

 

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