How To Make Banana Bread With Cream Cheese

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golden brown banana bread plated and slice with pat of butter

Here is our delicious banana bread recipe with cream cheese.  There are making ways to make this bread and this is one of our favorites.

Whether you’re kickstarting your day or treating yourself to a little pick-me-up, this combo of banana goodness and creamy decadence hits all the right notes. It’s like a warm hug for your taste buds, and you’ll be hooked from the first bite. 

creamed cheese and creamed butter

What Ingredients Go Into This Bread?

You will need:

  • cream cheese
  • soft butter
  • sugar
  • ripe bananas
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • flour
  • walnuts (optional)
mixing bread dough with bananas

How Do You Make Moist Banana Bread?

This bread needs to have ripe bananas. Don’t add too much flour to the dough. You want the bread to be mixed, light and fluffy, but not thick like paste. Adding room temperature cream cheese will also add a slight tang and moisture to the dough.

non-stick spray mini loaf pans

Can You Add Toppings To The Bread?

Yes. You can add walnuts, pecans (or your favorite nuts) to this. You can add chocolate chips (mini work well).

4 mini loaves of bread with walnuts on top

Can You Make Mini Loaves?

Mini loaves for bread is my favorite. You are able to freeze extra loaves for later and gift them to friends and family (best gifts ever!).

banana bread mini loaves in oven, partially cooked

How Do I Know When The Bread Is Done?

You can do the toothpick test. Place a toothpick into the middle of the bread and pull it back out. If the toothpick has dough on it, the baking process is not complete. There are also cake testers you can use to do the same thing, I’ve just lost mine.

banana bread with clean toothpick

Like this, you may love our other banana bread recipes.

banana bread with clean toothpick
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Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Join the flavor party you don't want to miss with our banana bread with cream cheese! A perfect balance of bananas into bread.
Course: Baking, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • 1 8 oz brick of cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 3-4 bananas peeled and smashed
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, cream the cream cheese (this will make it fluffy), then add in the butter and cream it some more.
  • Add in the sugar until blended, then add in the eggs and vanilla until incorporated.
  • Add in the bananas and walnuts and mix again.
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda and flour and mix.
  • Place batter into a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean for mini loaves.
  • Single Loaf, bake for 60 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.
Join the flavor party you don't want to miss with our banana bread with cream cheese! A perfect balance of bananas into bread.

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  1. I love banana bread, and these loaves look delicious! I haven’t added cream cheese to banana bread before, but it does sound like a nice addition that I’ll have to try! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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