This easy chocolate cream cheese banana bread - with its swirls of cream cheese - is the perfect excuse to have chocolate for breakfast.
1 cup flour
½ cup sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
4 oz cream cheese, softened
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine cream cheese, 1 egg, ½ cup flour, and brown sugar in a small bowl. The batter will be thin. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine 1 egg, mashed bananas, oil and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. The batter will be very thick.
Spoon cream cheese mixture on top of the batter.
Using a butter knife or small spatula, make a few big swirls in the bread to combine the cream cheese mixture with the batter. Don’t over swirl or the cream cheese will disappear into the batter.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Tips on Chocolate Cream Cheese Banana Bread
- Low fat cream cheese works well in this recipe.
- The riper your bananas, the sweeter the bread will be.
- Chocolate cream cheese banana bread freezes great! You can slice it before freezing or freeze the full loaf. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
Enjoy it with...
Pour some honey and cinnamon Miel Milk in your coffee for the perfect weekend breakfast treat!