If you love banana bread, beware this dip is addicting! Serve with graham crackers, nilla wafers, apple slices or just with a spoon.
Many kids have already headed back to school. I am holding on to the last few years before my kids head to school. It already gives me a lump in my throat just thinking about them leaving the nest. Even with them not in school yet, it is still important to find afternoon snacks that they can enjoy. This Banana Bread Dip is one of them. It makes a great afternoon snack, or if you are just in the mood for the flavor of banana bread without all the work. Beware, once you whip up a tasty batch of this dip, not only will it be gone in seconds but you will be craving more.
If you follow me on Instagram, I have been on a muffin kick lately. Every morning I have been making a fresh batch of muffins for Mr. Mother Thyme to grab heading off to work and for the kids and I to enjoy. I actually have been having fun trying some of the muffin recipes I have pinned on Pinterest. After making a delicious batch of Banana Bread Muffins I had this idea to make this dip. This creamy dip combines cream cheese with a cup of banana quick bread mix that you can easily pick up in the baking aisle. Add to it some softened butter, vanilla extract, a splash of milk and a some finely chopped nuts for a dip that is delicious to eat just with a spoon.
Serve with apples, graham crackers, pita chips, nilla wafers, or even spread on a tortilla and roll it up and cut for cute little pinwheels.
If you love these kind of dips, I have an Apple Pie Dip coming up too. Both are perfect for anytime snacks. I even like the idea to serve this at a football party along with other dips for everyone to enjoy. You just may want to double the recipe, because it won’t last long!
What you need
Banana quick bread mix
Chopped walnuts, options
Step one: Place all the ingredients except nuts in a large bowl
Step two: Beat using an electric mixer until nice and creamy.
Step three: Stir in optional nuts. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
All the yummy flavors of banana bread whipped into a creamy dip. Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, nilla wafers or roll them in tortilla and cut into pinwheels. Try this also spread on toast, bagels and english muffins!
- 8 ounce cream cheese, regular or light
- 1 cup banana quick bread mix
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts, optional
- Place all the ingredients except nuts in a large bowl.
- Using an electric mixer, beat until creamy.
- Stir in nuts.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
If you want a creamier dip, gradually add a little more milk, about a teaspoon at a time until its your desired consistency. You can find banana quick bread mix at many local grocery stores in the baking aisle near the box cake mixes. Since you only need 1 cup of the mix, store the leftover quick bread mix in a mason jar to use for another batch of this dip or use to make truffles.