Banana Cream Cheese Muffins

This morning I was thinking about muffins for breakfast and wanted to try something new. I had bananas that were not quite banana bread material but were “mashable”. I went searching and found these amazing banana muffins at Oh how decadent and rich! A batter with cream cheese, bananas, and cinnamon has a cream cheese filling piped into the center of each muffin and topped with chopped walnuts. Funny thing, I used pasture raised eggs, which have bright orange yolks and caused my filling to look orange. Enjoy!

6 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 C. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 bananas, mashed
1/4 C. walnuts

Cream Cheese Filling:

4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until combined. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add mashed bananas, mix until just combined.

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, egg, flour, sugar, and villa until smooth. Divide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups. Add cream filling to a piping bag. Pipe cream cheese mixture into muffin batter. Top with walnuts. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Yields: 12 muffins

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