Cream Cheese filled Banana Bread

Yummy! The filling in this banana bread is a really neat surprise when you first cut into this loaf. I did put some nuts, sugar and cinnamon on the top of the loaf before baking. I enjoyed it while it was still just a little warm and then again when it was entirely cool. Both were tasty, but I must say I liked it a little warm. The flavors are just right!

Cook time: 1 Hr   Serves: Makes 2 loaves

Cream Cheese filled Banana Bread

Cream Cheese filled Banana Bread

Ingredients:

1 c sugar

1/2 c butter, softened

2 eggs

3 mashed ripe bananas

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

3 Tbsp sour cream

2 c flour

1 c chopped nuts

CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE:

8 oz softened cream cheese

1/3 c sugar

1 egg

1 Tbsp flour

Directions:

1. Mix 1 cup sugar, butter & 2 eggs. Add bananas, salt, the soda dissolved in sour cream, & 2 cups flour. Mix well and add nuts. Divide 1/2 of this mixture into 2 greased & floured loaf pans. Combine cream cheese mixture ingredients and spread over mixture in pans. Spread remaining banana bread batter on top. PS ~ I like to sprinkle a few extra nuts on top or sprinkle top with 1 T. sugar mixed w. 1/2 T. cinnamon before baking. Makes a nice crunchy top. But that’s totally optional.

2. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Test for doneness. Cool and slice. Makes a lovely presentation.