I was gifted the most lovely cookbook for my birthday and I’ve already made several recipes including the one I am sharing with you today – Brown Sugar Banana Bread.  I love a moist slice of breakfast bread with coffee in the morning, but sometimes banana bread can be, well, boring. I love the twist on this recipe.  Faith, Family and the Feast is written by Kent and Shannon Rollins. You may know Kent from his wildly popular Cowboy Cooking show on his YouTube channel.

So here is the recipe:


2 very ripe bananas (I used three in my recipe and it was fine)

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 stick butter, melted

1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 TBL light brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 with a rack in the middle. Butter a 9×5 inch baking pan. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the bananas, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Mix in the butter.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low, slowly mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture. Whisk in the vanilla. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter.

Bake for about 45 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool to warm, then run a knife around the sides and turn the bread out of the pan. Invert and serve.