Cheesecake-Stuffed Banana Bread

Cheesecake-Stuffed Banana Bread
Banana bread and cream cheese frosting are a winning combination. The cream cheese filling is swirled into the batter just before baking for easy assembly. You get a balanced combination of cream cheese and banana bread in every bite.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the pan
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Cheesecake Swirl:
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  1. For the banana bread: Position an oven rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Generously spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and dust with flour.
  2. For the cheesecake swirl: Combine the cream cheese, granulated sugar, sour cream and egg in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until well combined; set aside.
  3. For the banana bread: Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Mash the granulated sugar and bananas in a large bowl to a paste. Whisk in the oil, vanilla and egg. Whisk in the flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Reserve ¾ cup of the bread batter. Spread the remaining batter in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the batter and put the reserved ¾ cup batter in a line down the center of the pan. Insert the tip of a paring knife into the batter and drag it through and up to swirl 5 to 6 times.
  5. Bake until the top is cracked and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then carefully invert onto a platter or cake stand and then flip upright. Cool completely, at least 1½ hours. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.

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Posted by Food Network on Tuesday, January 29, 2019