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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Is banana bread a favorite at your house? Is it your go-to recipe to use up ripe bananas? Then you will love this Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread! Not just delicious, but a step up from everyday banana bread. Don't shy away from the whole wheat part, this bread is tender and delicious. 


This is a very friendly recipe! And so easy to customize. As it turns out some folks are purists when it comes to their banana bread! Some love walnuts in it or on top, some don't. Some love chocolate chips in their banana bread, and some don't! Our own family has these same struggles preferences! 

But this Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread makes it easy to please everyone. Because this recipe makes two loaves at the same time making it easy to customize one or both loaves. Just to clarify, Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread is just as delicious without nuts or chocolate chips. 

And since it is so easy to make, those bananas that are a little too ripe for fresh eating don't stand a chance of being wasted. Actually, you just might wish you had a few more to bake with...


In our house, we try and follow the "let it rest overnight" rule before cutting into a loaf of quick bread. As a young wife and mother, I thought that that the whole rule was silly. But honestly, I have noticed that the rest period seems to set the moisture in the bread, keeping the loaf is tender and moist until the end. But sometimes when this bread comes out of the oven, we simply don't can't wait... 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour, our recipe found here. 
  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • brown sugar, you can make your own!
  • oil
  • eggs
  • bananas
You will also need the following: 
  • medium-sized mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • liquid measuring cup
  • stirring spoon
  • 2 loaf pans
Now we are ready to begin!




Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

1 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 8oz block of cream cheese, cut into small squares 
1/4 c oil
3 eggs
3 medium (or 2 large) sweet ripe bananas, mashed
2 1/2 c Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour, you may find our recipe here.

3/4 c chocolate chips, if desired
1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts, if desired 

In a medium-sized bowl, cream together the sugar, brown sugar, and cream cheese. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, with no chunks of cream cheese remaining.  

Beat in oil and eggs, then bananas. slowly mix in the whole wheat self-rising flour.

If you choose to flavor your loaves of banana bread, here is a suggestion:

Spoon half of the batter into a prepared loaf pan, top with walnut pieces. 

Stir the chocolate chips into the batter remaining in the mixing bowl, then spoon the chocolate chip batter into a prepared loaf pan.



Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until done in your oven. Let rest in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out to cool.  Cool completely (overnight if possible!) before slicing.


Storage options for Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread. You may store this bread at room temperature for up to two days, for longer storage wrap tightly and refrigerate. I have not frozen this bread, but there is no reason it should not freeze satisfactorily. Let thaw in the refrigerator. 


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UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

1 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 8oz block of cream cheese, cut into small squares 
1/4 c oil
3 eggs
3 medium (or 2 large) sweet ripe bananas, mashed
2 1/2 c Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour, you may find our recipe here.

3/4 c chocolate chips, if desired
1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts, if desired 

In a medium-sized bowl, cream together the sugar, brown sugar, and cream cheese. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, with no chunks of cream cheese remaining.  

Beat in oil and eggs, then bananas. slowly mix in the whole wheat self-rising flour.

If you choose to flavor your loaves of banana bread, here is a suggestion:

Spoon half of the batter into a prepared loaf pan, top with walnut pieces. 

Stir the chocolate chips into the batter remaining in the mixing bowl, then spoon the chocolate chip batter into a prepared loaf pan.

Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until done in your oven. Let rest in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out to cool.  Cool completely (overnight if possible!) before slicing.

Storage options for Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread. You may store this bread at room temperature for up to two days, for longer storage wrap tightly and refrigerate. I have not frozen this bread, but there is no reason it should not freeze satisfactorily. Let thaw in the refrigerator. 


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  1. This sounds wonderful, Pinned and we'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Yum. I'll have to put cream cheese on my grocery list.

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    1. I love that stuff, I have to be careful not to use it everywhere!

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  3. We like chocolate chips in our banana bread!

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  4. We buy a very similar sounding cream cheese banana bread from a local bakery and I heat slices and top them with peanut butter (protein to add to the fruit for a TOTALLY nutritional treat, LOL). I didn't even think about making it myself though. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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  5. This looks amazing! I can’t have cream cheese or eggs right now due to my nursing baby’s food intolerances but I’ll have to save this for when I don’t nurse anymore! For now, I enjoy these three-ingredient cookies! https://elle-alice.blogspot.com/2020/05/three-ingredient-oatmeal-cookie.html

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    1. I remember those days, for me it was chocolate! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Yum!! This sounds so smooth and rich. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a wonderful week.

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  7. I love the idea of using whole wheat flour and adding cream cheese, Melynda. What a wonderful banana bread recipe! Thank you for sharing it, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Take care and have a lovely week ahead.

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  8. Love it! I'll be featuring you on Instagram, my blog and on Facebook - thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

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  9. Yum! I have never put cream cheese in banana bread! You have me intrigued!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop!
    Congrats! Your bread is one of my features this week, be sure to stop by and check out your feature!

    Melissa| Little Frugal Homestead

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