Try this delicious twist on classic banana bread!
Banana bread reminds me of visiting grandma and helping her in the kitchen. I can almost smell the sweet bread now and taste the warm spiced bread with a hint of that banana goodness. I didn’t think grandma’s tried and true recipe could be beat, but this cheesecake version… well, it takes the cake. (Please don’t tell my grandma I said that). Let’s take a look at how to make this fun twist on a classic recipe!
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1 hour inactive
Banana bread batter:
3 ripe bananas
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs, plus one egg yolk; divided
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x5in bread loaf pan.
Mash bananas up in a bowl and set aside.
Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine sugar, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, one egg plus one egg yolk. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then fold in mashed bananas.
To make the cheesecake filling, mix together the remaining egg, cream cheese, flour, and sugar in a small bowl.
Pour half of the banana bread batter into the pan, and then place dollops of the cheesecake filling on top, spreading into an even layer. Top with the other half of the banana bread batter and bake for one hour.
Let cool before slicing and serving!