Banana Bread Dip
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.
Banana Bread Dip
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!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- 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.
More banana favorites
Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting
Banana Zucchini Muffins
Baked Banana Oatmeal
I love this SO much Jennifer! And I can’t wait for your apple pie version!
Yes please, this would be perfect on cinnamon grahams!
How yummy does this sound?! I would be afraid of how much I would eat.
What a great idea–Looks delicious too!
What a fabulous dessert dip!
This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try it. I love banana bread!
Um….leftovers for truffles? Can I have that recipe too??
Thanks Lori! I actually have that recipe coming up in a few weeks. Stay tuned! 🙂
Would you have any idea how to make this dip without the pre packaged mix? We can’t use mixes in our home, but I love this idea!
Hi Rebecca, Although I have not tried it this way yet I would suggest mashing 1-2 ripe bananas and adding that in place of the mix along with confectioners sugar, pinch of cinnamon and some chopped walnuts. I am not sure on the ratio yet. I’ll have to play around with it but now I’m intrigued on trying something like this so I’ll give it a try once I have some ripe bananas on hand and let you know what I come up with. 🙂
Have you tried to incorporate actual bananas in this? I wonder if you could use them as a sub for the butter? I have seen the post of using bananas instead of the mix but I would be using the bread mix. It may be worth the try! A couple of drops of banana extract maybe?
I think this would be yummy wrapped in crepes and drizzled with chocolate sauce. A great dessert.
Hi Dolores, LOVE the idea of this wrapped in crepes and drizzled with chocolate sauce, yum!
I tried this recipe today but it wasn’t sweet at all and a little too thick. I used Pillsbury Banana quick bread mix. I ended up adding some powdered sugar to sweeten it and extra milk like you suggested. It was delicious! Especially with cut up green apples which was a nice balance of tart with the sweet dip. Everyone liked it, even my picky 4 year old (although she only ate a couple of bites). I will definitely make again.
So glad to hear you tried this recipe and with a few little adjustments that everyone ended up liking it. I like your idea of adding a little powdered sugar to sweeten it if desired. Try this with other quick bread mixes and its really yummy too! 🙂
I like the idea, but I’m so hesitant to try it… Isn’t the quick bread mix just raw uncooked flour, baking powder & things like that? Just mixing it into cream cheese & butter doesn’t cook it – so you’d be eating a bowl of raw flour?
Hi Sara, this recipe doesn’t need to be cooked. It surely doesn’t taste like just flour when mixed with the cream cheese and there is not any ingredients in this that require any cooking, similar to many no bake bars, cookies etc… out there that don’t require baking either. It’s rather delicious. Let me know if you give it a try! 🙂
Made this (exactly as written) yesterday for a shower and heard nothing but raves from everyone! I was thrilled but also sad since that meant no leftovers for me. Oh we’ll, good thing I still have 1/2 a box of quick bread mix- hooray!
Thanks for such a fab treat- its going into my rotation.
Hi Carolyn! So happy everyone enjoyed this at the shower. I have some yummy Banana Bread Truffles coming up later this week you can make with the leftover mix. This recipe also works with any of your favorite quick bread mixes. Enjoy! 🙂
Oh my goodness – this looks like pure evil… in the BEST possible way! Wow!!
Still waiting for that truffle recipe!!! ;-0
Hi Brenda, here is the truffle recipe: https://www.motherthyme.com/2013/09/chocolate-covered-banana-bread-truffles.html
The mix includes raw flour which is a BIG no-no. Shame on you.
It is no different then making cake batter truffles and other similar desserts which also include cake mix that are no bake. This dip is incorporated with other ingredients, not just like eating a spoonful of flour.
I made this for a dip competition at a party and it won the dessert category! I added a couple bananas to sweeten it up and add some texture, and I used Nilla wafers as the dipping tool. Thanks for the delicious inspiration!
Congrats Kelsey! That is so awesome to hear you won the dessert category with this yummy dip! 🙂
I’m loving the idea of this dip. and I’m totally thinking that the quick pumpkin bread mix may be next on my “to do” list 🙂
Has anyone tried this with Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese?
I have not used Greek yogurt, but I definitely think it would be a good substitute!
Can’t wait to make this for a family gathering! Could it be made a couple of days in advance or is it best made day of?
Thanks for the fab recipe!
I followed this recipe exactly and it was not very flavorful. So, I made some additions and it was much better! After following the recipe above, I added:
– 2 mashed bananas
– Mini chocolate chips
– A healthy sprinkling of cinnamon
– A few sprinkles of pumpkin pie spice
And it was delicious! It just needed some more flavor.
Unfortunately the website would not allow me to rate this recipe lower than 3 stars. I was going to give it 2.