Blueberry Cream Cheese Banana Bread
- 3 sticks butter, softened
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups blueberries
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a large loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside. (Note, my loaf pan is 14 inches long. Use two smaller loaf pans if you have them.)
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until creamed. Add the sugars, beating until fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Add vanilla, beat for 2 minutes. Finally, add in smashed bananas and beat for 1-2 minutes, until well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in 3 additions on low speed. Mix until just combined. Add the blueberries and stir in with a spoon.
Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick registers done. Serve warm with butter or whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!