Cream Cheese Banana Bread Recipe

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The Bread:
• ¾ cup (170 g) salted butter, softened to room temperature

• 8 ounces (227 g) cream cheese, light or regular, softened to room temperature

• 1 ½ cups (318 g) granulated sugar

• 2 large eggs

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 cup (about 226 g) mashed ripe bananas, about 3 large bananas

• 3 cups (426 g) of all-purpose flour

• 1 teaspoon baking powder

• ½ teaspoon baking soda

• ½ teaspoon salt

• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

• ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg


• 1 tablespoon salted butter
• 1 tablespoon flour
• ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon


• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.

• In a large bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until very light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, vanilla, and bananas.

• In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.

• In a small bowl, mash together the topping ingredients until combined and crumbly.

• Divide the batter evenly among the prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle with the topping.

• Bake for 50-60 minutes until the bread is nicely domed and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

• Remove from the oven and let rest in the pans for 5-10 minutes before turning out on a cooling rack to cool completely.

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