Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread

Can you relate to my banana dilem­ma? Seems like I so much as bring them home that they start get­ting speck­led. With­in hours of spot­ting the first speck­le the kids con­sid­er them over­ripe and they won’t touch them “with a 10-foot pole” (as my mom says). We all know where over­ripe bananas go — to banana heav­en aka banana bread. 

There is some­thing about a slice of warm, but­tered banana bread that brings deep com­fort like none oth­er, right? But let’s be hon­est — banana bread isn’t that pret­ty to look at.

I recent­ly need­ed to bring a break­fast-type dish to a potluck brunch and guess what was star­ing me in the eyes? That’s right, speck­led, over-ripened bananas. Rather than mak­ing a clas­sic loaf of banana bread, I decid­ed to make it a lit­tle more deca­dent and that’s how this recipe came to be.

The addi­tion of a gen­er­ous, but­tery streusel top­ping, a thick lay­er of cheese­cake and swap­ping the tra­di­tion­al loaf pan for a 9“x13” bak­ing dish total­ly trans­formed our go-to banana bread — with­out skimp­ing on the com­fort fac­tor!

Here’s what you’ll need for the banana bread:

  • mashed ripened bananas
  • oil
  • eggs
  • sug­ar
  • lemon zest (my secret ingre­di­ent)
  • salt

The cheese­cake fill­ing ingre­di­ents are:

  • cream cheese
  • sug­ar
  • egg
  • sea salt

And the streusel comes togeth­er with:

  • sug­ar
  • flour
  • but­ter 
  • sea salt

This recipe is anoth­er clas­sic “dump and stir” just divid­ed into 3 phas­es. Start by mak­ing the banana bread bat­ter and cheese­cake bat­ter lay­er­ing the cheese­cake between to lay­ers of banana bread bat­ter.

Then top with the streusel top­ping (the best part in my opin­ion) and bake for 50–60 min­utes.

The aro­ma that will fill your home as this bakes is one of my all-time faves. But my favorite part?? I just man­aged to turn “eat­ing cheese­cake for break­fast” into an accept­able — maybe even respectable deci­sion ((thanks to stuff­ing it between two lay­ers of banana bread!

Cheese­cake Stuffed Banana Bread
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
389 calo­ries
47 g
88 g
22 g
4 g
9 g
118 g
289 g
38 g
0 g
11 g
Nutri­tion Facts
Serv­ing Size
Amount Per Serv­ing
Calo­ries 389
Calo­ries from Fat 191
% Dai­ly Val­ue *
Total Fat 22g
Sat­u­rat­ed Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyun­sat­u­rat­ed Fat 2g
Monoun­sat­u­rat­ed Fat 9g
Cho­les­terol 88mg
Sodi­um 289mg
Total Car­bo­hy­drates 47g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sug­ars 38g
Pro­tein 4g
Vit­a­min A
Vit­a­min C
* Per­cent Dai­ly Val­ues are based on a 2,000 calo­rie diet. Your Dai­ly Val­ues may be high­er or low­er depend­ing on your calo­rie needs.
Banana Bread
  1. 3 mashed ripened bananas
  2. 1/3 c oil
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3/4 c sug­ar
  5. 1 T lemon zest
  6. 1/2 t salt
Cheese­cake Fill­ing
  1. 8 oz. cream cheese
  2. 3/4c sug­ar
  3. 1 egg
  4. a pinch of sea salt
Streusel Top­ping
  1. 1/2 c sug­ar
  2. 3/4 c flour
  3. 1 stick but­ter, room temp (I pre­fer salt­ed)
  4. 1/2 t sea salt
  1. Pre­heat your oven to 325°. In a medi­um mix­ing bowl, com­bine all banana bread ingre­di­ents. Stir to thor­ough­ly & even­ly incor­po­rate all ingre­di­ents. Set aside and com­bine the cheese­cake ingre­di­ents in anoth­er medi­um mix­ing bowl. Using a hand-mix­er, mix to com­bine.
  2. Now for the fun part — assem­bly. In a pre­pared 9“x13” bak­ing dish, pour slight­ly more than half of the banana  bread bat­ter. Top with the cheese­cake mix­ture and dol­lop the remain­ing banana bread bat­ter atop the cheese­cake.
  3. In a mix­ing bowl (an unwashed bowl used for the cheese­cake or banana bread will work just fine), com­bine streusel top­ping by hand, being sure to leave some pea-sized bits.
  4. Sprin­kle the streusel even­ly over the top of the banana bread and place into the pre­heat­ed oven.
  5. Bake for 50–60 min­utes, check­ing for done­ness at 50 min­utes.
  6. When cen­ter is set, remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 min­utes before serv­ing.
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