Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

You can never have too many dessert recipes, whether they are for bake sales, snacks, lunches, dinner parties or guests. If you like banana bread, you will love this "Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread," recipe.

This cream cheese filled banana bread recipe is soft, moist and the cream cheese layer is like having a layer of cheesecake baked into banana bread. You can use ripe bananas for this banana bread recipe. Coconut oil is used in this recipe so there is no butter to cream and no mixer to dirty. The oil keeps the bread softer and springier than butter, and it tastes really good. Coconut oil adds an undertone that’s sweeter and more fragrant than canola or vegetable oil, but substitute with them if you’d like. Some of the ingredients you will need for this banana bread recipe include brown sugar, granulated sugar, liquid state coconut oil (canola or vegetable may be substituted), sour cream (Greek yogurt be substituted), vanilla extract, mashed ripe bananas, all purpose flour and baking powder. Some of the ingredients you will need for the cream cheese filling include softened brick style cream cheese (you can substitute for light if you'd like), granulated sugar and all purpose flour. To start you will need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray one 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan and set aside. For the banana bread recipe, use a large bowl, add the egg, sugars, coconut oil, sour cream, vanilla, and whisk to combine. Add the bananas and stir to incorporate. Add one cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, optional salt, and fold with spatula or stir gently with a spoon until just combined, make sure not to overmix and set aside.

Globally, bananas rank fourth after rice, wheat, and maize in human consumption. They are grown in 130 countries worldwide, more than any other fruit crop. Bananas are native to tropical southeastern Asia but are widely cultivated in many other tropical regions. In popular culture and commerce, a banana usually refers to the soft fruit, the sweet tasting dessert bananas that are usually eaten raw after they finish ripening. Plantains are the bananas from a group of cultivars with a firmer and starchier fruit. Plantains are generally used in cooking rather than eaten raw. Bananas may also be dried and ground into banana flour. Some of the things you will use bananas in include banana bread, banana pudding, banana custard, banana pie, fried bananas, banana ice cream, banana chips, banana smoothies. Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B6 and contain moderate amounts of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. Bananas are often thought to supply a lot of potassium content, but it is actually is low compared to some other common foods such as beans, milk, apricots, carrots and sweet potatoes.

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