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It must be that I can start feeling fall in the air or something, because it always makes me want to bake bread! I had originally wanted to make pumpkin bread but didn’t have any pumpkins so I decided to make some banana bread! Yum, I am so glad I did because this turned out delicious!
Banana Chocolate Chip and Cream Cheese Swirl Bread with Brown Sugar Crumble Recipe
1 1/4 C sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/2 C milk
4 mashed bananas
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 C flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 – 1/2 C chocolate chips
Cream Cheese Swirl Ingredients
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 C brown sugar
Brown Sugar Crumble Ingredients
1/4 c flour
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 bread pans.
2. Mix together sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs one by one and milk. Stir in mashed bananas and vanilla.
3. Slowly stir in dry ingredients. Do not overmix batter. Batter will not be smooth.
4. Stir in chocolate chips if desired.
5. Add mix to prepared bread pan, filling no more than 2/3 (preferably half way)
Since this makes enough for 2 loaf pans, I made one with chocolate chips and the other with the cream cheese swirl and brown sugar crumble.
With the chocolate chip loaf I mixed in chocolate chips and sprinkled chocolate chips on the top of the banana bread mix.
Next, prepare the cream cheese swirl mixture by mixing cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth and add three dollops (or to your own taste) to the top of your banana bread batter.
Use a knife and swirl the Cream Cheese Swirl around the top and cut through to mix into bread.
Cook for 40 minutes. Prepare Brown Sugar crumble by mixing flour, butter and brown sugar. Do not overmix or mixture will get smooth. You want mixture to be crumbly. Add crumble to the top of your bread. Then continue to cook for approx. 20 minutes.
You can check if it is finished cooking by sticking a toothpick or fork in your bread. Toothpick should come out clean. Let bread cool and enjoy!