Cheesecake-Stuffed Banana Bread


Cheesecake-Stuffed Banana Bread

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    Don't feel guilty after eating this cheesecake and banana bread mash-up. Dietitian Amanda uses her healthier substitutions so you can feel good about indulging.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 12
    Banana Bread
    ½ c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting
    ½ c. Hy-Vee whole wheat flour
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda
    ¼ tsp. kosher salt
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    2 medium bananas, very ripe
    ⅛ c. Hy-Vee vegetable oil
    ⅛ c. Hy-Vee unsweetened applesauce
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    1 Hy-Vee large egg
    Hy-Vee powdered sugar, for garnish
    Cheesecake Swirl
    1 package(s) (8-oz.) Hy-Vee 1/3-less fat Neufchatel cream cheese , softened
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee plain Greek yogurt
    1 Hy-Vee large egg

    Things To Grab

    • 9 x 5-inch loaf pan
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Electric mixer
    • 2 medium bowls
    • Large bowl
    • Fork
    • Spatula
    • Butter knife
    • Wooden toothpick
    • Wire cooling rack


    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour; set aside.

    2. Make Cheesecake Swirl: Beat cream cheese, sugar, Greek yogurt, and egg in a medium bowl; set aside.

    3. Make Banana Bread: Sift together flours, baking soda, and kosher salt in a medium bowl; set aside. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork and stir in granulated sugar. Beat in oil, vanilla extract, and egg. Fold in flour mixture using a spatula.

    4. Remove 3/4 cup of batter and set aside. Pour remaining batter into prepared loaf pan. Spoon cheesecake mixture over batter and smooth with a spatula. Top with remaining 3/4 cup of reserved batter. Drag a butter knife through the batter to create large swirls.

    5. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until the top is cracked and a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire cooling rack for 30 minutes then carefully invert onto a serving platter. Cool completely. If desired, dust with powdered sugar just before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

    Nutrition facts


    170 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 7g
    • Cholesterol: 45mg
    • Sodium: 180mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 22g
    • Protein: 4g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 2%