Banana Bread with Cheesecake Filling

We had a few overripe bananas on the counter and a block of cream cheese in the fridge, so this was the result of those two things combined. So good!

Ingredients

  1. Banana Bread Batter :
  2. 2 large overripe bananas mashed
  3. 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  4. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 large egg at room temperature
  6. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  9. 1/8 tsp salt
  10. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  11. Cheesecake Layer :
  12. 8 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  13. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  14. 1 large egg at room temperature
  15. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  16. 3 tbsp all purpose flour

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray then line the bottom with parchment paper letting it overhang on the sides to make it easier to get the finished bread out of the pan
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the mashed banana butter brown sugar egg vanilla extract cinnamon baking soda and salt Then use a rubber spatula to fold the flour in until just combined Set it aside
  3. In a separate small bowl use a hand held mixer to beat together the cream cheese and sugar Then beat the egg and vanilla in Lastly beat in the flour until everything is well combined
  4. Spread half the banana bread batter into the prepared load pan Then spread the cheesecake batter evenly over the batter Lastly spread the remaining bread batter over the top of the cheesecake batter
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean Around the 25-30 minute mark place a piece of foil loosely over the load so it doesnt burn across the top
  6. Allow it to cool in the pan for an hour or so then transfer the finished loaf onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving
  7. Store bread in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in cling wrap in the fridge

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