Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

Bread · March 17, 2014

Cream Cheese filled Banana Bread recipe – no yeast involved, delicious, simple and topped with cinnamon and sugar.

Cream Cheese filled Banana Bread recipe

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

I’ve talked about my love for non-yeast bread recipes before. They’re usually super easy, and we are always on the hunt for the yummiest recipes. My mom was able to find one – yet again! This next recipe comes from Just a Pinch. She made only a few modifications, including adding a little more cream cheese, cooking it a little less and also making 1 loaf with nuts, and one without (obviously, if you love nuts – leave them in, if not – leave them out!) πŸ˜‰ The recipe was darn right delicious, as you could only expect with sour cream, cream cheese, cinnamon/sugar on top. It’s definitely a new favorite, and we can’t wait to make it again.

If you love Banana bread, you’ll definitely want to try this Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread. It takes regular Banana Bread to that next great yummy level of goodness!

Here are some process shots to help you make this Banana Bread recipe:

Cream Cheese filled Banana Bread recipe - no yeast involved and SO delicious!! Oh yeah, and it's topped with cinnamon and sugar!

Pour in half the batter plus part of the cream cheese mixture.

Cream Cheese filled Banana Bread recipe - no yeast involved and SO delicious!! Oh yeah, and it's topped with cinnamon and sugar!


Add more batter and top with cinnamon and sugar.

Banana Bread recipe

Best Banana Bread recipe

Cream Cheese Banana Bread recipe

That yummy swirl of cream cheese makes it even more delicious!! Trust me – you’ll love it!

How to make Cream Cheese Banana Bread:

4.8 from 6 reviews
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.

YUMMMMMMY!! Wish I had a whole loaf to myself right now. πŸ˜‰ For our Favorite Banana Bread recipe be sure to check it out HERE.

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Looks delicious….we’re big banana bread fans around here so we’ll have to try this recipe! πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    You’ll love it, Rebecca!! The added cream cheese makes it even more delicious. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

Rachel Rose

this banan bread looks delicious. I will make it this weekend thanks for sharing


Can we leave out the sour cream?

    rah rah

    a commenter below used plain yogurt in lieu of sour cream, but just a gander that you can’t entirely leave it out


Does this have to be stored in the fridge after baking because of the cream cheese?

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, I didn’t note that above because it’s never lasted more than a day in our home! πŸ˜‰


Just wanted to double check that is does yield two loaves?


I’ve been looking for a good recipe for cream cheese filled banana bread and this sounds perfect! I love making banana bread with sour cream, it just tastes better. I’ll try this recipe pretty soon!

    Lil' Luna

    Would love to know if you’ve tried this yet. Making some today – it’s the hubby’s favorite!!


Just made this tonight and it’s delicious! Simple, easy and so freaking good πŸ™‚

Arzu Ayla

Made it today, turned out so good, half of the cake was gone before i had a chance to sprinkle some powder sugar on it. My boys loved them πŸ™‚ here are the changes I made. I used two large bananas instead. I substituted sour cream for plain yogurt. And I totally skipped the sugar topping. It was just yummmyyy. Thank you for sharing.

    Arzu Ayla

    I wish I can send a picture of it, but can’t attache it…

    Arzu Ayla

    Oh I forgot to mention it… I used one bunt cake pan, not the loaf ones :)))))


      Hi! I usually use a bundt pan too bc I don’t have 2 loaf pans. Did u book for double the time? I find that’s usually the case with other bread recipes I’ve tried like this. Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    SO glad you made this and liked it. It’s one of my “go-to” recipes when I have some over-ripe bananas on the counter. πŸ˜‰ Have a great day!


what size loaf pans do you use for 2 loaves?

Ashley Smith

I love your baking tips I am a young baker but i like to get tips for you


Oh this is sooo good. I didn’t realize it was for 2 loafs until I had the cream cheese filling pour on top of the first layer. My fault completely all info was in the recipe. I just read over them.

I knew it was to late to back up or pour into another pan so I just continued with adding all the cream cheese mixture then the rest of the batter.. The 9×5 bread pan was almost filled to the top, lacking about an inch from batter being a the top.

I turned the oven to 345 and checked every few minutes to see if it rose over the edge but it never did.I cooked for about 1 hr. To my delight it turned out okay. Not only okay but delicious!!! Hubby took a few pieces to share at break to work and they all raved about it

It was so good I think I will do it that way again but still might try the two loaf.What size loaf pans did you use?



Can u use margarine instead of butter?… I know butter is better.. But I forgot it at the g-store… I have margarine… If so how much

    Lil' Luna

    You can use margarine and it should be the same amount, but I definitely recommend using butter. πŸ˜‰


Love banana bread , made this today, was getting tired of just plain bread, don’t care for nuts. Can it be frozen?

    Lil' Luna

    We love banana bread too! I haven’t tried freezing it…it’s gone before I have that option:) If you do, I’d love to know how it is, after it’s been frozen. Thank you!


This looks delicious! Am I reading the recipe correctly? 80 oz. of cream cheese?

    Lil' Luna

    It’s 8 to 10 ounces, depending on how much cream cheese you like:) Let me know if you try this recipe!! It’s super good!


This looks so good and sounds so easy! I might just have to give it a go today if time allows. Just wondering, you said divide into two pans. What size loaf pans did you use?

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, you will divide the batter into two regular size loaf pans. This is an easy recipe and it is so yummy!! Hope you like it and let me know what you think! Thanks!!


Made this recipe as written with the exception of using whole wheat flour. It turned out great! The cinnasugar topping adds just the right amount of sweetness. I was going to give the 2nd loaf to some friends, but my hubby wants it all to himself, lol!

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!! You’ll just have to make more:) Thanks for letting me know!


I’ve made this recipe twice before the last time, my husband took the second loaf to work to share with his coworkers. Seems to have been a huge hit- he’s been bombarded with requests to bring it in again almost every day in the two weeks since then. I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a touch of butter and brown sugar to the top about 5 min before I pulled it it out of the oven. It’s perfection either way!

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, that sounds like a great addition to the top!! That’s the thing, when you find a great recipe…you get asked to make it a lot:) It’s better than it being a flop, right?!:) Thanks so much for sharing!!


My bread came out exactly like yours is pictured. It was delicious and we had no left overs. Thank you for this recipe, I will be making this for years to come!!


    sorry I meant to click five stars not four lol

    Lil' Luna

    So glad to hear that!! I’m glad you found a recipe to make for a long time! Thank you for sharing!!

Cher Russell

Made this cinnamon covered banana bread recipe and found the directions to be incomplete. What size loaf pans, how is half of the batter divided into four ” as in put 1/2 of the batter into two loaf pans add cream cheese mix and cover with the other half.

    Lil' Luna

    They are just regular size loaf pans. You divide the batter in half and pour it between 2 loaf pans, add your cream cheese mixture, then pour the remaining batter on top of the two loafs. So, in a way it’s divided into four. Hope that helps and makes sense πŸ™‚


I have the small loaf pans. If I use them instead, do I turn the temperature down? Or bake for less time?

Or, if I use a bundt pan, do I adjust the time and temperature?

Valerie Pohlman

Ok, going to try to do some muffins! Have you tried this and did it work?
Perfect recipe, by the way! I’ve been looking for a cream cheese filled banana bread recipe for a while now, and this is awesome!

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t done them as muffins yet, but I’d love to know how they turn out!! Thank you so much!

Patyy klein

In the oven now used to smaller pans hope it doesn’t run over

    Lil' Luna

    How did it turn out? I hope they were ok and that you liked them!! Thanks for giving them a try!


I made this for my BFF and hubby when they visited. They loved it and so did we!!! Making them their own loaf for their anniversary so they don’t have to share!!!


Saw this on Pinterest and had to try it. Turned out exactly as pictured. Tastes amazing, soft texture, and the house smells like goodness! Thanks! Will definitely have to try another one of your recipes.


Made this a few weeks ago and LOVED it, so I have made it several times since. My family can’t get enough of it! I think they are purposely NOT eating bananas so I make it πŸ™‚ Wondering if you have tried any other types of breads with this? Has anyone tried a pumpkin cream cheese bread?

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t. I have other pumpkin bread recipes, but I haven’t tried this same one, with pumpkin. I bet it would be delicious though!


I made this and it was wonderful we put caramel sauce over our slice and it was banging
Thank you for the recipe


My banana bread is in the oven right now. I have no loaf pans so baked bread in a bundt pan. My question to you is: do I cool in the bundt pan or ??

    Lil' Luna

    Nothing wrong with that πŸ™‚ I would let it cool for a few minutes in the pan, then I like to cool mine on the counter πŸ™‚ Hope you liked it!

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