If you love cheesecake…this bread is going to rock your world!
This is probably one of the best recipes that you will ever make! Once you make this cheesecake stuffed banana bread, you will never bake a regular banana bread again!
Here is how you make it!
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. All purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk, divided
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
Preheat oven to 350° and butter and flour a 9″-x-5″ loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, baking soda, and salt.
In another large bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar, melted butter, buttermilk, vanilla, 1 egg and egg yolk and mix until smooth. Pour wet ingredients over dry and stir until combined, then fold in mashed bananas.
Make cream cheese filling: In a small bowl, stir together remaining egg, cream cheese, and remaining 2 tablespoons each flour and sugar.
Transfer half the batter to prepared pan. Dollop cream cheese filling on top and smooth in an even layer with a spatula. Top with remaining batter.
Bake until deeply golden and a toothpick comes out clean, 1 hour. Let cool at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.