For Banana Bread:
- Cooking spray
- 3 medium-size ripe bananas
- 2/3 c. packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 large egg
- 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 1/4 c. melted chocolate, for drizzling (optional)
1Make banana bread: Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 10″ skillet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mash bananas until smooth. Add sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla and whisk to combine.
2Add flour, baking soda, and salt and stir until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
3Make cheesecake: In a medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese, egg, sugar, flour, and salt.
4Add banana bread batter to skillet. Dollop cream cheese mixture all over the top of banana bread batter, then use a butter knife to swirl the two batters together.
5Smooth top and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. If using, drizzle with chocolate before serving.
Skillet Cheesecake Banana Bread: A guaranteed crowd pleaser is this two-in-one dessert. Sure, banana bread is fine, but it’s brought to a whole new place by a swirl of cheesecake. Don’t you have an oven-proof skillet? Here, a 10″ cake pan will fit well.