Cream Cheese Bread with Honey Recipe

Sick of buying or having regular, bland-tasting bread loaves? Try baking honey cream cheese bread for a change! The combination of honey and cream cheese makes a whole lot of difference to our dough, giving it a mildly tangy and sweet flavor. You’re sure to bake another batch soon after. 

A classic combination, you already know these ingredients are a perfect pair to work with. Our recipe whips up butter along with the cream cheese and sugar to make an extra fluffy mixture. This simple and yummy combo yields a divine honey cheese bread.

You can choose to add more cream cheese or spread some strawberry jam onto your toast. Cream cheese also works well with banana bread, garlic bread, or french toast so make sure to try those delicious combos. 

Cream Cheese Bread with Honey Recipe

How To Make Cream Cheese Bread with Honey

Our recipe combines bread and cream cheese with a drizzle of honey, then baked altogether for a spongy, flavorful cream cheese loaf. This recipe bakes an irresistible treat everyone will enjoy.

Prep: 15 mins
Rise: 2 hrs
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 3 hrs 15 mins


  • tsp active yeast, dry
  • cups water, warm
  • ½ tsp sugar, to activate yeast
  • 4 oz butter, 1 stick
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 oz cream cheese, 1 package Philadelphia cream cheese
  • cups sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder, Calumet
  • cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Dissolve the active yeast with a ½ teaspoon of sugar and warm water. Wait for bubbles to form.

  3. Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until well blended with yeast mixture.

  4. Add eggs one at a time, allowing each to be mixed properly.

  5. Add the honey (as much or as little as you want) by drizzling it in.

  6. Combine dry ingredients one by one into the mixture then stir in the nuts, if desired.

  7. Cover the dough with a cheesecloth and set aside in a warm place. Allow the dough to rise, about 2 hours. This is the proofing step of bread making.

  8. After, knead the dough and place into a loaf pan and bake for roughly an hour.

  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for an hour or so.

  10. Drizzle honey on top afterwards, if desired, as well.


  • Sugar: 197g
  • :
  • Calcium: 178mg
  • Calories: 1842kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 294g
  • Cholesterol: 226mg
  • Fat: 67g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Iron: 8mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g
  • Potassium: 605mg
  • Protein: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 20g
  • Sodium: 2810mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2020IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this bread using a bread machine?

Yes, you can. Using a bread machine actually kneads the dough quite well and it’ll be quicker too.

What can I eat with cream cheese bread?

You can have it with any breakfast food such as a chicken omelette, yogurt parfait or with fresh fruits. It’ll definitely keep you filled and energized until your next meal. 

Bread Dough Recipes


Try changing up your regular breakfast loaf and bake a honey cream cheese bread loaf this time. This is a fairly easy bread recipe and requires minimal kneading!
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