Skillet Banana Bread

Slice of skillet banana walnut bread on a plate.

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Shake up your banana bread recipe with this easy cinnamon walnut version that cooks up in a skillet! This just may be your new favorite banana bread recipe.


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 eight ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 10 inch oven-proof skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Beat butter and cream cheese together in a mixer until well combined. Add brown sugar and then eggs, one by one.
  3. Mix bananas, sour cream and vanilla together, and then add to the butter mixture. Mix to blend.
  4. Whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda together, and then add to banana mixture, mixing slowly until just combined.
  5. Mix walnuts, sugar and cinnamon together.
  6. Transfer banana mixture to skillet. Smooth the top and sprinkle with the walnut mixture. Bake until golden, 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cool for about 15 minutes and then serve warm – right out of the skillet!