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Banana Cream Cheese Muffins

banana cream cheese muffin recipeGetting back to reality after a lovely long weekend. It was a crispy, rainy, weekend and I could not have asked for more perfect weather. I spent a lot of time baking in the kitchen, listening to music, and my new obsession – podcasts. Heavenly. My husband celebrated his 36th birthday and we had a little party for him at TopGolf. It is like a cross between a driving range and a bowling alley. With buckets of beers and chicken wings. It was so much fun. I cannot wait to go back.

I am heading to Disneyland this week with Dole Bananas and I could not be more excited. It sort of feels wrong to go to Disneyland without my children, but I will get over it I am sure. I am looking forward to seeing some blogger friends that I have not seen in awhile and spend some time in my beloved California. I am sure that I will learn all sort of interesting things about bananas while I am there, and will be sure to share them when I get back. In the meantime, I made a banana muffin with a cream cheese filling to get myself in the mood. These were delicious and the cream cheese filling sends these over the edge.

banana cream cheese muffin recipe6 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Dole bananas, mashed
1/4 cup walnuts

Cream Cheese Filling:

4 ounces cream cheese
1 Tablespoon flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

banana cream cheese muffin recipeCream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar.

banana cream cheese muffin recipeAdd egg and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until well combined.

banana cream cheese muffin recipeAdd flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

banana cream cheese muffin recipeAdd mashed bananas. Mix until just combined.

banana cream cheese muffin recipeIn a small bowl, mix cream cheese, egg, flour, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.

banana cream cheese muffin recipeDivide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups.

banana cream cheese muffin recipeAdd cream filling to a piping bag.

banana cream cheese muffin recipePipe cream cheese mixture into muffin batter. Top with walnuts.

banana cream cheese muffin recipeBake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

banana cream cheese muffin recipe

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Banana Cream Cheese Muffins


Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Dole bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until well combined. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add mashed bananas. Mix until just combined.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, egg, flour, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Divide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups. Add cream filling to a piping bag. Pipe cream cheese mixture into muffin batter. Top with walnuts.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

 

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  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    October 9th, 2012 at 7:24 am

    These are lovely! The cream cheese center sounds especially appealing πŸ™‚

  2. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Isn’t everything better with some cream cheese in the middle?

  3. Holly Newell

    October 9th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    These look so yummy! My son and I just made the snicker doodle cookies! He loves them…. Thank you for sharing all this great stuff!

  4. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    You are welcome! I love that you are baking in the kitchen with your son!

  5. vanillasugarblog

    October 9th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I love these! I’m a cream cheese junkie in muffins.
    OK to steal a photo for my “friday link” roundup?
    If not just email me and I’ll just include a link.

  6. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Of course! Thanks for asking.

  7. Diane (createdbydiane)

    October 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    these looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!!

  8. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you Diane! They were really great semi-warm.

  9. Loretta

    October 9th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Wow, these look so good! I’m loving the double dose of cream cheese…

  10. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings

    October 9th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    beautiful and delicious!

  11. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    thank you Elizabeth!

  12. Tiffani

    October 9th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I just tried to make these. Are you sure the recipe should read 1/4 Cup each baking soda and baking powder? They tasted like pure salt. The batter rose like it had yeast in it, very fluffy and full of bubbles. Once baked they collapsed.

  13. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    It is typo and it has been fixed.

  14. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    October 9th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    These sound sooo heavenly! Enjoy California…but just a warning, you may not find crisp rainy days around here! πŸ˜›

    (P.S. If you’re looking for more podcasts, my boyfriend loves Stuff You Should Know.. very interesting, and they have episodes on any topic you could think of!)

  15. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion! I am always looking for new podcasts to listen to.

  16. Natalie

    October 9th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Is there really 1/4 cup each of baking powder and baking soda? Seems like a lot for 12 muffins. Just thought I better double check. Making these right now. :0)

  17. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    No, it is a typo that has been fixed.

  18. Bailey

    October 9th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Does this really call for a quarter cup each of baking soda and baking powder? I just made these and if you could see what they looked like! My baking powder might be a little on the old side, but I thought that just might make them flat! Hmm.

  19. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    No, the typo has been fixed.

  20. Shiloh Barkley

    October 9th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    These muffins look so enticing! Yummmmmm.

  21. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    They are Shiloh!

  22. Carlas Confections

    October 10th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    These look really delicious! I love banana, and adding in the cream cheese and walnuts… oh YUM!

  23. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    These are a nice to little breakfast treat for sure. πŸ™‚

  24. Eleyn @Sweetsandlife

    October 12th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I hope you are enjoying being in my neck of the woods. I can’t wait to try this recipe it looks amazing. I love that you combine two of my hubby’s favorite things. πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing.

  25. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I did! I love CA and miss it very much. I hope that you love these muffins!

  26. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    October 12th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Bree they’re gorgeous! So light and fluffy and I looooove bananas. And cream cheese! you cannot go wrong with these flavors in my book!

  27. bakedbree

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you Averie! I have a new appreciation for the banana after my trip with Dole!

  28. rosario rios

    October 19th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I am in love with these i made these and everyone loved them! Thanks!

  29. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    So glad!

  30. victoria

    October 21st, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    oh my these look delicious! cant wait to try making these with my son πŸ™‚
    one question for the filling the picture shows an egg but when it says to combine it doesnt mention egg which one is it? by tge way im a visual person and love that you have photos for every step thank you

  31. bakedbree

    November 2nd, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Sorry, I fixed the recipe.

  32. April

    October 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Mmmm, I’ve been looking for the perfect banana muffin, and this just might be it! And yes, everything is better with cream cheese in the middle πŸ™‚
    ~April

  33. bakedbree

    November 2nd, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    You will love these April.

  34. Kristen

    November 12th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I just made these for my co workers since we have a meeting tomorrow and I signed up to bring something for breakfast (even though I calorie count and cannot enjoy πŸ™ ) but I did test the batter and I gave one to my mother to test and she said she likes these and they are good…that means she will ask to me to make these at some point ha ha. Easy recipe and not a lot of ingredients plus amazing taste. Thanks Bree…I always brag about your blog. πŸ™‚

  35. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you Kristen! Glad that everyone liked them.

  36. Kristen

    November 18th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Sigh I couldn’t resist and I ended up having two. Because of these awesome muffins I had to work extra hard at the gym. Not cool Bree ha ha ha. All my co workers loved them. Definitely a keeper for future meetings as I have many.

  37. Kerri

    September 5th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Was looking for a new recipe for a bunch of very ripe bananas and this popped up on my search. THANK YOU. Can’t wait to try many, many more of your recipes!

  38. bakedbree

    September 10th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I hope that you do Kerri!

  39. Becky

    December 28th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Hey Bree, I was looking for a recipe to use up my very ripe bananas, and these were an absolute hit! I even made them twice!

    I have a question… both times I’ve made the filling, it came out really watery and runny (like watery pancake batter). Is it okay to take out the egg?

  40. bakedbree

    December 31st, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Huh, I am not sure why. I don’t think that it would set at all without the egg. Maybe a little more flour?

  41. Tari Khoe

    December 25th, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Tomorrow I have a date with my friends and will bake this for them…! Yeeehaaaaa thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  42. bakedbree

    December 25th, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I hope they like them!

  43. Alyssa

    July 6th, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Great recipe! Can the walnuts be replaced with pecans?

  44. bakedbree

    July 7th, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Of course! Use whatever nut you like.

  45. Ces

    March 27th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Hi! Why do you need to put egg and flour for the cream cheese filling? πŸ™‚ Would it be okay or better if I just mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract instead? Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  46. bakedbree

    March 28th, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    The egg and flour bind it. If you don’t add it, it will melt into the muffins.

  47. Fiona

    May 4th, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Absolute best banana muffins ever.
    I did swap the cream cheese for greek yoghurt in the cake mix to keep expenses down but may I say, WOW, how good?

  48. bakedbree

    May 9th, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I’m glad that you liked them.

  49. Alexsandra

    November 17th, 2017 at 9:34 am

    These are obscenely delicious! Thank you!

  50. bakedbree

    November 19th, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I am so glad that you like them!

  51. Christine

    May 27th, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Hi. I have large 6 count muffin tins and a 12 count cupcake tin. Which size are you using? To me a muffin is much larger than a cupcake. I’m fyi f to make these. Thank you!!!

  52. bakedbree

    June 1st, 2018 at 10:45 am

    A 12 count. I don’t think that a muffin is larger than a cupcake, but it’s personal preference.

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