Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe with Cream Cheese

The key to successful mornings at our house is being able to grab a quick and tasty breakfast that everyone enjoys.  For us that usually means homemade muffins or Banana Bread that I make in large batches on the weekends and then freeze to eat over the next few weeks.  I love my sleep and will hit the snooze button until the very last second, leaving me exactly 10 minutes to make, eat and tidy up after my breakfast.  Having something prepared ahead of time takes a lot of stress out of our morning routine.  And since I am up and gone before Hubs and the boys get out of bed I know he appreciates being able to serve up a quick breakfast of a slice of banana bread and a side of fruit.  This month we decided to test out 2 new Banana Bread Recipes from Kraft Canada:  Banana-Bran Bread and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe.

Banana Bread Recipes

bran banana bread recipe with extra fibre via LittleMissKate.caIt doesn’t take long to make Banana Bread, and it is a great choice to get the kids involved in the kitchen – banana mashing is a perfect job for little ones.  I was interested to try the Banana-Bran Bread is it incorporates a Bran cereal into the bread.   Would the kids like it?  Would the cereal still be crunchy? I used an All-Bran cereal that had cranberries in it and was impressed by the flavours of the Banana-Bran Bread.  The cereal blends in perfectly to the bread, not crunchy at all, and the cranberries offered a sweet surprise.bran banana bread recipe with all-bran via LittleMissKate.caI have to say that the “Favorite” Banana Bread Recipe really lived up to its name.  This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe is so moist even after freezing, I know I will be making it again.  I made a few little adjustments to the recipe to use some whole wheat flour, opted out of the nuts and added in some chocolate chips.  Here is what we created:

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe with Cream Cheese via

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 464kcal


  • 1 pkg (250g) Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup White flour
  • 1-1/4 cups Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flax seed optional
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Magic Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • With an electric mixer beat together cream cheese, butter and sugar in a large bowl until blended.
  • Add in bananas and eggs, mix well
  • Combine dry ingredients, and add to wet mixture. Stir until just moistened.
  • Pour into greased 9x5" loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean
  • Allow to cool before slicing

Do you love Banana Bread as much as the Little Miss Kate household?  Check out some of the delicious Kraft Canada Banana Bread Recipes and celebrate on Banana Bread Day on February 23 by making this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe.  Yes it is so good, it has its own day!

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Disclosure:  I am part of the Kraft’s Whats Cooking ambassador program.  All opinions are strictly my own.

Originally Posted February 2014

12 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe with Cream Cheese”

  1. What a delicious sounding recipe! We were always fans of banana bread and my mom always put chocolate chips in (extra yum) but I love the addition of the cream cheese and healthy fats with flax seed! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. We LOVE Banana bread, it’s such a great way to use up mushy bananas. My recipe is pretty basic though, this one looks super delicious! Kraft always has such great recipes, I love trying them out!

  3. I had no idea banana bread had it’s own day!! I’ll be sure to mark it on the calendar so I don’t miss it next year! I love banana bread!! Mmmm. Your LO looks so cute helping you bake!

  4. This looks and sounds LOVELY! Especially the sleeping in part :). What a great idea to freeze it over the weekend. I have never used All Bran for my banana bread – I would have totally thought it would be crunchy. But it sounds like it would taste amazing! I will be sure to try your recipe out the next time we’re in the mood for banana bread. Um… that would be right about now 🙂

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