Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Filling


For the bread:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup liquid-state coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt, to taste

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. To make the bread: In a large bowl, combine egg, brown sugar coconut oil, sour cream, brown sugar, bananas, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gently stir until just combined — don’t overmix.
  3. Pour 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan, filling it into the corners as needed.
  4. To make the cream cheese filling: In a bowl, beat together all cream cheese ingredients.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture over the bread mixture, pushing it into the corners. Top with the remaining bread batter. Smooth the surface with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until the top is golden and the center is set. (The cream cheese portion won’t be completely set; that’s ok. Watch the bread carefully — baking times can vary.)
  7. Allow bread to cool. Remove from pan. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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