Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

By the time I get to catch up posting again...I will be going back to Cleveland for another visit to check on my sister; who is not improving with her mental and physical health...sad to say! In the meantime, I have not spent any time on my blog for one month. I do have several photos of things I have made that I would love to share with you and this amazing Banana Bread with Cream Cheese filling is one of them!
Now that I have joined Weight Watchers again, for the 'upteenth time' my opinion, this time is the best time joining and still losing the desired weight is beyond my 'wild' expectation. It is so easy to track the points and stay within the 'portion control' is so important. The extra point allowance of (49) is used at your own convenience, which I chose for Saturday and Sunday. That's when I can bake and cook to my 'heart's content' and I love it.
We all love a good homemade banana bread and my daughter and I make a loaf every week makes a loaf with the leftover ripe bananas. Actually I just make the special ones every now-and-then when a new recipe catches my eye! Since I'm a Pinterest addict, I save quite a few interesting and new recipes...although this may not be so new, but 'new to me'!

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 TB sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 TB Sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
Cream Cheese Mixture :
  • 8-10 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TB flour
  1. Mix sugar, butter & eggs. Dissolve baking soda in sour cream, add bananas, salt and 2 cups flour. Mix all together.
  2. Divide ½ of this mixture into 2 floured loaf pans.
  3. Combine cream cheese ingredients and spread over mixture in pans. Spread remaining banana batter on top.
  4. Sprinkle top with 1 TB sugar mixed w. ½ teaspoon cinnamon before baking.
  5. Bake at 350 for 50 min. Cool and serve. 

Been having much needed rain here in Palm Beach...just wanted to share this beautiful photo with you that I snapped at the 'spare of the moment' with my Smart Phone...also, all the previous photos have been taken with my cell phone since most of the time I'm not prepared to take photos and do not have my camera 'on hand'.
Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday...although in most parts of the globe Sunday has ended, so have a beautiful and pleasant week, to all my friends!


    Angie Schneider said...

    What a beautiful and moist banana bread! I totally love that creamy cheese filling, which makes this bread extra flavourful and moist.

    Emma said...

    Your banana bread looks so soft and fluffy, I'd love a piece right now! I've never thought to put cream cheese fillings into cakes and things, I really should give it a go.

    I hope your visit with your sister goes ok, it must be really hard to see her like that. Take care Elisabeth.

    Amelia said...

    Hi my dear Elisabeth, your this banana bread with cheese filling look like to die for kind. Excellent combo, look so soft and fluffy, Would love to have 2 slices and a cup of nice coffee.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
    And .....I love the beach photo.

    Have a lovely day ahead,warmest regards. With lots of love and a hugs to you.

    mia xara said...

    Hi Elisabeth, so good to see your post and what a delicious cake you have made!!! I'm sorry to hear about your sister's deterioration...Hope you have a safe trip, I will enjoy a virtual slice of your cake along with your beach photo! Have a great week, XOXO

    Phong Hong said...

    Elisabeth, there is no way anyone could watch their weight with this scrumptious cream cheese filled banana bread!

    Zsuzsa said...

    Hello Elisabeth. Hope to catch up one of these days. Hugs

    Zsuzsa said...

    Can I come over?

    Daiana Molineris said...

    Delicious darling!!! :-))
    Good evening,strong hug and kisses <3