Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Banana Cream Cheese Muffins


Tasty Tuesdays are back after a two week hiatus!  Did you miss us?

As it often goes in pregnancy, I suddenly had a craving for a sweet treat involving bananas.  I had no idea what it was {I know I didn't want banana bread} but I also didn't want something too complicated.  Enter: banana cream cheese muffins!  I actually had all the ingredients on hand, except cream cheese, so that was a plus.  It somewhat stemmed from the kind involving pumpkin, put of course that's sooo last season.



They were very pretty in the pan, but not so pretty on the plate.  But trust me...they were UBER delicious!  Even hubby agreed!

Banana Cream Cheese Muffins

Muffins 
Makes a dozen
  • 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
Cream cheese filling {I actually blame this part for my lack luster pictures.  Might try traditional cream cheese filling in the future...like a frosting mixture}
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
Crumb topping {really the best part!}
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

Combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, mash the bananas and then beat together the bananas, sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.  Combine banana mixture with the flour mixture until just moistened.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups (leave a little batter to top the cream cheese filling).

Create the cream cheese filling by mixing together all three of the ingredients. Pour a tablespoonful onto the batter in the muffin cups. Top the cream cheese with the remaining muffin batter.  {I found this mixture quite runny and not as dense as I would have liked, which is why the cream cheese kind of blends into the rest of the muffin.}

Create the topping: use a fork and mix together the brown sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, cinnamon and butter until crumbly. {You can add olive oil if you need more mixture.}  Sprinkle mixture over the batter.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


 Eat while they're warm...SOOO good!

What sweet treats are you craving lately??

Hope you enjoy...bon appetit!

xo natasha

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42 comments:

  1. Omg! These sound and look delicious!!

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  2. Bananas and cream cheese sound like a perfect combination!

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  3. Oh, wow. Cameron sent me a message yesterday asking me to make banana bread, but I might just have to make this instead!

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  4. Oh my gosh. Yum! What a perfect combo! Love that you put cream cheese in them! :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, these sound delicious! I want to make some right now!

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  6. Yes please. These sound and look amazing :)

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  7. Yumm! These sound delicious!

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  8. Wow...yum! We just made banana bread with chocolate chips the other night...so delish!

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  9. OH my goodness. These look amazing!!!

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  10. omggggg anything banana and muffin is a way straight to my heart! these look delish!

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  11. I start drooling at anything with a crumb topping - these look amazing!

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  12. oohh this looks yummy! i'm not a big banana fan, but i actually want to make this :-)

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  13. YUM!!!!!!!! I don't care for bananas too much, but I can tolerate the bread. I think the cream cheese will help a lot! xoxo A-

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  14. I'm not the biggest banana fan, but these look really good!!

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  15. These look delicious! I love banana bread - so I'm sure these are right up my alley!

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  16. oh.em.gee these look amazing! may have to try this one ;)

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  17. This sound really good. Bananas are my husband's favorite fruit.javascript:void(0)

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  18. Yum, will definitely need to try these! I love Banana sweets. I saw a Chocolate Banana bread with Chocolate chips and it looked heavenly!

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  19. YUM. These looks amazing! Def. going to try them!

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  20. You're making this prego hungry just seeing these. We have no food in the house and bananas do sound good...in any form!

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  21. oh my goodness these look incredible!!!!

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  22. Yummy, I have to make these! I'm 34 weeks and have been loving anything banana!

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  23. These look delicious and I have overly ripe bananas just waiting to be used! I think I'll skip dinner and head straight to these. Hope your week is going well, Natasha.

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  24. mmmm... these look so yummy. And I like them all the better for having cream cheese filling! yummy!

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  25. pretty sure i'll be making these stat. i LOVE a good banana recipe!

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  26. I love bananas and anything involving banana flavor. These look so yummy. I will add it to my must bake soon list.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  27. these look amazing. love your tasty tuesdays!

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  29. Oh my word how delicious do these look! xo

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  30. These look amazing! I'm totally making these. I have some bananas that would be perfect for this sitting on my counter now!

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  31. This page is officially bookmarked! As you know, I love all things banana! :)

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  32. Hey, these looked SO good that I had to try making them last night, and they turned out beautifully! I added toasted pecans to the top of mine (along with the crumb) but other than that, followed your recipe. Wanted to mention that I beat the cream cheese/sugar/egg for about 2 minutes so it thickened up, and I didn't have any run in my muffins at all. Although the downside was that there wasn't really a cream cheese center, I think it just made the center moist.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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  33. these look soooo delicious!! thanks for sharing the recipe :) i've been loving all things banana-y lately, so i must give this new treat a try! xo

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