Pumpkin-Banana Bread w/Cream Cheese Filling

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 …

Happy Baking!


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 eggs

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.

20 thoughts on “Pumpkin-Banana Bread w/Cream Cheese Filling

  1. Not at all Arl, the combinations are perfect, I’m sure it really tasted yummy! You’re right about the waistline though, I’ve started baking too, and there is no stopping me now, except I’m freezing everything for when our children get home. That way I won’t feel as tempted, just a taste, and then into the freezer 🙂

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