This is a wonderfully moist bread that brings two old favorites together. A tasty pumpkin-banana bread with a cream cheese filling perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Are you ready for holiday baking? I am! Although I don’t think my waistline is prepared for what comes next…at all! I went to the grocery store today and stocked up on a lot of the things I will need to bake all the wonderful holiday cookies, pies and cakes that we love so much at this time of the year.
I was so excited when I got home, I could not make up my mind what I wanted to bake first. I knew I needed to use up some bananas that were very ripe, but I also wanted to make something with pumpkin …and then there is cream cheese …I want to put that stuff in everything!!
So what did I do? I joined two of my favorite breads, pumpkin and banana with a wonderful cream cheese filling. I also decided to throw a few chocolate chips in the mix, I mean hey, it couldn’t hurt. 😉
The result turned out to be a very moist, tasty bread that I can have for breakfast, brunch or dessert. This bread goes perfect with a good cup of coffee or a nice tall glass of milk. Yummm …
Now some of you might be thinking that this is way to many ingredients in one loaf of bread, if so, I would suggest taking out the chocolate chips. Maybe you just want one flavor, banana or pumpkin, which is okay …either would go good with cream cheese. You didn’t think I would suggest leaving out the cream cheese did you? 😉
This recipe is great because not only is it filled with all out favorite ingredients …but, it is one that you can adapt to you preference.
I thought this would be a great choice to bring for my favorite link up party, Fiesta Friday. I am a little late this week …oops! I am hoping when I show up with this delicious bread no one will notice 😉
Come on over and join the fun! Wishing everyone a happy weekend! And, as always …
Pumpkin-Banana Chocolate Chip Bread w/Cream Cheese Filling
By Arl’s World
This is a wonderfully moist bread that brings two old favorites together. A tasty pumpkin-banana bread with a cream cheese filling perfect for breakfast or dessert with the addition of yummy chocolate chips.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup pumpkin (canned)
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter and flour a loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and the butter. One at a time, add the eggs. Add the bananas, pumpkin, chocolate chips and mix. Add baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice and flour; mix all together. Set aside.
Next prepare the filling – In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and the cream cheese. Add the egg and then the flour; mix all together. Set aside. Pour half of bread mixture in loaf pan, cream cheese filling and remaining bread mixture.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.