Banana Muffins

I have made this recipe a couple of times in the last two years. I just love these muffins. They aren’t too sweet and are perfect for breakfast on the go. I can’t remember where I got this recipe, I just looked so I could give the blogger credit and I couldn’t find the original site I found it on so long ago. Though, I did find several other sites that contained a similar recipe. It seems they have become popular!

These are one of the things I made for breakfast over the last couple weeks while trying to get my husband to quit going through the drive-thru in the morning. This is one of those recipes that I actually got everyone in the house to eat. They are easy to make, but do require a few steps to complete. It is definitely worth the effort you put in to them when you get to sit back and enjoy one with a cup of coffee in the morning. I didn’t put the full amount of sugar called for in the recipe below, just to cut down on the sweetness of them a little.

Banana Cream Cheese Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

For the topping

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Thoroughly grease your muffin cups or you can just use the paper liners like I did.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. I use a whisk and mix it up a little bit.

In another bowl add sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, mash the bananas. I like to use my pastry blender to smash and mix them up.

Then to the bananas add your sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract. Mix well. Combine banana mixture with the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

For the filling, just combine all three ingredients together and mix well. I used a hand mixer to make it smooth.

For the crumb topping, just mix all ingredients together.

I use a medium and a small scoop for this next step. Take a medium scoop of the banana mixture and place inside the muffin cups. It works out to be about a tablespoon.

Then put a small scoop of the cream cheese mixture on top of that. This is about a half a tablespoon.

Then add another medium scoop of the banana mixture to that.

Then top each one with the crumb mixture.

I baked them for exactly 17 minutes in my oven and they came out perfect. Depending on your oven they will take between 17-20 minutes. At about the 17 minute mark, stick a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean, their done! If not, just give them another minute or so.


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4 Responses to Banana Muffins

  1. cravingpdx says:

    It’s the cream cheese that does it for me. I bookmarked this to make for the kids this weekend. Thanks!

  2. the Jilb says:

    Wow. These look great! I love muffins. I’ll have to give these a try.

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