I love banana bread. I don’t care what kind it is, but when I came home and Shannon had made this I thought it was the BEST banana bread I had. The addition of cream cheese sure makes this a moist cake and with the brown sugar crumble on top, I think it will become your favorite too.
makes: 1 loafprep time: 5 minutestotal time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
2 large bananas4 oz. cream cheese, softened1 cup sugar1 stick butter, melted1⁄2 teaspoon salt1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F with a rack in the middle. Butter a loaf pan.In a large bowl, cream together the bananas, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the butter.Mix in the salt, baking powder and vanilla. Slowly mix in the flour until combined.Pour the mixture into the loaf pan.In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the dough.Bake for about 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool before removing from the pan.