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.

Yummy and addicting Banana Bread Dip | www.motherthyme.com

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!

Yummy and addicting Banana Bread Dip | www.motherthyme.com

What you need
Cream cheese
Banana quick bread mix
Butter
Milk
Vanilla extract
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.

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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

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients except nuts in a large bowl.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat until creamy.
  3. Stir in nuts.
  4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

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.

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31 Comments

  1. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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?

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    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.

    1. 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! 🙂

  4. 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?

    1. 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! 🙂

  5. 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.
    Carolyn

    1. 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! 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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