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Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl

Sweet, moist banana bread swirled with a layer of cookie butter cheesecake.

Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl

Your heart just skipped a beat, didn’t it? Mine did the same thing when the idea for this banana bread popped into my head.

Here’s the thing about owning a website dedicated to food–it’s all food, all the time. My thoughts are a perpetual stream of recipe ideas, ingredient pairings, and I-better-write-that-down moments.

Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl

I try my best to create an editorial calendar and stick with it, but then this banana bread with cookie butter cheesecake swirl recipe popped into my head. A few minutes later I’m standing over my editorial calendar erasing today’s original recipe and penciling in this recipe to take its place.

It’s a constant battle of the recipes around here.

Today’s winning recipe is–if I do say so myself–pretty epic. Banana bread is great on its own, but it’s even better stuffed with a cookie butter-spiked cheesecake mixture.

Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl

If you’re still a cookie butter virgin, I highly suggest you rectify the situation immediately. I also recommend buying two jars–one for snacking spoon-to-mouth style and one for baking. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sneaking down to the kitchen in the wee hours of the night for a nibble. It goes with the territory.

Not only did I swirl it up with cookie butter cheesecake. I also loaded the batter with sweet cinnamon chip morsels.

I like to save the swirl for last, so I begin by eating the banana bread that surrounds the sweet, creamy center.

Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl

This bread will blow your mind.

Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl

Sweet, moist banana bread swirled with a layer of cookie butter cheesecake.

Yield: 1 (10-inch) Loaf

Total Time: 90 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 80 minutes

Ingredients:

Bread:

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup cinnamon chips

Cookie Butter Swirl:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup cookie butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Bread:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch-by-5-inch or 9-inch-by-5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork or potato masher.
  3. Add melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the bowl with the banana mixture. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir until flour is no longer visible.
  5. Add half the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Spread the prepared cookie butter cheesecake mixture evenly over the batter. Top with remaining batter. Spread evenly with a rubber spatula.
  6. Bake for 70-80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Start checking your bread at the 70-minute mark every 5 minutes to prevent over baking.
  7. Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan. Run a butter knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the loaf. Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or slice and freeze for up to 3 months.

Cookie Butter Swirl:

  1. Add cream cheese, cookie butter, and sugar to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Mix until smooth and the egg is thoroughly combined. Set aside.

 

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Baking tools I used to make this recipe:

• Hand mixer
• Mixing bowls
• Whisk
• Measuring cups
• Measuring spoons
• 10-inch loaf pan
• Biscoff Spread

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Recipes from my peeps:

Averie Cooks- Softbatch Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Cookies
Crazy for Crust- Cookie Butter Pretzels
Hungry Couple- Banana Bread Donuts with Banana Glaze
Minimalist Baker- One Bowl Gluten Free Banana Bread

18 Responses to “Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl”

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    movita beaucoup — February 26, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Well, that sounds delightful! And we just happen to have some ripe bananas on the counter. Though, no cookie butter. So… I’ll just look at these pictures for now, and pray that something falls out of the sky.

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    Megan — February 26, 2015 at 6:48 am

    OMG! I would devour this before it got out of the pan! This looks amazing!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — February 26, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Yup, this definitely WINS top spot on the editorial calendar! Um and I really like how the bread seems to be smiling at me with that amazing filling. Because I’m smiling right back at that bread! XO

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    Laura Dembowski — February 26, 2015 at 8:25 am

    As if a cookie butter swirl wasn’t enough, you made it a cheesecake one. OMG! Plus cinnamon chips. I’m in love <3

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — February 26, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Soooo this is totally genius! I love the idea of the cinnamon-y cookie butter with banana bread. Pinning!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — February 26, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Oh yum! I have actually made pumpkin bread with cookie butter cream cheese swirl. Definitely would be good in banana too!

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    DessertForTwo — February 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I’m pretty sure this is heaven on a plate! I would eat the cheesecake part out first and then the banana bread :)

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    Ashley — February 26, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    haha oh the constant stream of recipe ideas! The worst is when I have an idea when I’m in bed about to go to sleep … and then I jump out to write it down :)

    This bread looks soooo good!

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    Meghan — February 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Oh man! I make cream cheese banana bread, but cookie butter is a whole new level!!! This is heaven on a plate!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — February 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I’m glad I picked up a jar of cookie butter last night, because this bread needs to happen asap!

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    Nicole - Coking for Keeps — February 27, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Yes yes yes!!!!!! Banana bread on steroids.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — February 27, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    For real girl? You just made the best banana bread ever!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Yes to this gorgeous loaf! Loving the cheesecake swirl (swoon!!!) and the cinnamon chips! Pinned!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — February 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful banana bread, Jennie! We have been fans of TJ’s Cookie Butter for about 4 years now. This is truly one wicked banana loaf! Pure genius. :) Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend. Pinning!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — February 28, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    You had me at COOKIE BUTTER CHEESECAKE. Holy cow.

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    shannon — March 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    i am *ahem* no cookie butter virgin.

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — March 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Seriously, my mind is blown! I can’t get over that gorgeous thick creamy swirl of cream cheesy cookie butter in the centre! And brilliant move on putting it in the middle so that it’s the last delicious thing you eat. I love the way your mind works, Jennie!

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    Anna — October 6, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    It is very delicious and superb recipe.
    keep sharing such mouthwatering recipes.

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