The Ingredient That Will Change Your Banana Bread Forever
By JESSIE MOLLOY
There are plenty of great common additives to banana bread, like nuts or chocolate chips. However, if you are looking for a way to really take your banana bread to the next level, look no further than one simple kitchen staple — cream cheese.
There are two primary preparation methods for adding cream cheese to your banana bread recipe. The first method is to swirl a cream cheese mixture through the bread batter to create a banana bread-cheese cake fusion, while the second method fully incorporates cream cheese into the batter, resulting in a creamier loaf.
Southern Living's popular Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread recipe and a recipe by Mel's Kitchen Café recommend mixing the cream cheese directly into the bread. Recipes from Simply Recipes and Just a Taste give directions for creating the perfect swirl of cream cheese filling throughout the loaf, making more of a cheesecake brownie.