You’ll love this moist, easy to make banana bread recipe with just the right amount of sweetness and a sprinkle of spices that is topped with a creamy cheesecake layer.

Of course, you can easily leave out the cheesecake layer steps and go right with a a banana bread. However, this creamy, fluffy cheesecake layer is perfectly sweet with a light and delicate texture that just compliments the banana bread perfectly. You definitely don’t want to miss it. Banana Bread Cheesecake is one of the best desserts I’ve ever made. Why? You get two in one. For this unique dessert I combined my favorite one-bowl banana bread recipe and my simple cheesecake recipe.

Banana Bread is simple, quick and easy recipe for super moist and flavorful homemade banana bread with just a few simple ingredients and a five minutes of prep time!!! Classic New York Style Cheesecake is rich and dense, but creamy and smooth at the same time.

But, this combo of banana bread and vanilla cheesecake turned out absolutely divine!!!

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HOW RIPE SHOULD THE BANANAS BE?

Your bananas should be more brown than yellow and look like they’re ready to toss out. Basically they’re starting to liquify inside making them perfect for baking into your banana bread. If your bananas are not there yet don’t worry you can easily “ripen” them in 10 minutes using the steps below.

HOW DO YOU RIPEN BANANAS?

If you need to ripen bananas for a recipe like this just place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350F (177C) for about 10 minutes or until the skin blackens and the bananas are soft. Allow to cool a bit, then remove skin, transfer to bowl and mush up!

If you have some almost ripe bananas and a little time you can store them in a closed paper bag and the ethylene they naturally emit will ripen them at an accelerated rate.

CAN I JUST THE BANANA BREAD?

Sure! If you’d prefer to skip the cheesecake layer, you can make one delicious banana bread with this recipe. Check out these tips below:

HOW TO STORE IT

Wrap your banana bread up so it doesn’t dry out and let it hang out at room temperature for a day or two. If you’re storing for a longer period it can be frozen for a few weeks. When you freeze baked goods make sure to wrap well in plastic then wrap in foil.

WHAT CAN YOU ADD?

  • 1 1/2 cup toasted walnuts chopped. Who could say no to banana nut bread???
  • 1 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • A crumble of banana chips on top

CAN YOU FREEZE IT?

Yes! Banana bread can be frozen and stored for a month to 6 weeks for best results. Allow to cool completely then wrap in plastic and foil. Before serving allow to come thaw and return to room temperature while covered.

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TOP TIPS TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • If your bananas aren’t ripe enough just bake (in the peel) them at 350F for about 10 minutes or until they blacken.
  • For added depth of flavor you can try using 1/2 cup of browned butter for the fat. Just cook the butter on low heat in a pot stirring occasionally. Let is come to room temp and solidify overnight and cream with the sugar.
  • Don’t worry if your mushed bananas have lumps. You will love the texture and pop of taste. You can add an extra half banana lightly mashed for an even more moist, slightly denser bread.

PRO TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST CHEESECAKE RECIPE

  • Start off with really room temperature cream cheese. Leave it out the night before or zap it in the microwave for 20 seconds at 50% power. If the cream cheese is too firm the batter will not be smooth.
  • Beat the cream cheese and sugars until completely smooth.
  • When you wrap the cheesecake up Have a piece of paper towel under the plastic or foil. This will absorb condensation and your surface will be unmarred by water droplets.

If you’ve tried this tasty treat then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

Banana Bread Cheesecake

Banana Bread Cheesecake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs large at room temperature
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 32 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin powder
  • Caramel sauce, for drizzling
  • Walnuts for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 9 x 5 inch pan.

Banana Bread

  1. Mash your bananas in a small bowl. If they aren't ripe enough bake on a sheet at 350f for about 10 minutes or until blackened.
  2. Sift dry ingredients into a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter, vegetable oil and sugar together in stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla then the eggs one at a time. Let each egg incorporate before adding the next.
  5. Mix in mashed bananas. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Add the sifted dry ingredients and beat until combined.
  7. Pour into the prepared pan. Level batter out a bit with a spatula.
  8. Cut a banana into two thin lengthwise slices. Place on top of loaf toward the edges. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  9. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cheesecake

  1. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  2. Microwave the milk until hot, about 2 minutes, then add the gelatin powder. Quickly stir until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese and whisk again until smooth.
  4. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked banana bread crust.
  5. Chill for 3 hours, or overnight.
  6. Unmold the cheesecake, then slice, serve drizzled with caramel sauce and chopped walnuts sprinkled on top.
  7. Enjoy!

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