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Banana Cream Cheese Muffins

Banana Cream Cheese Muffins


Banana Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

Adapted from: Baked Bree
Make 12 mini muffins | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 25-30 minutes


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, spoon and leveled
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 stick (8 tablespoons or 113g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 ounces cream cheese
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 mashed overripe bananas
1/2 cup walnut pieces

Cream Cheese Filling:

4 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven at 350°F.

Sieve the flour, baking soda, baking powder and fine salt into a bowl. Whisk to mix.

Beat the butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes on medium speed. Turn the mixer to low and add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

Add the dry ingredients, one tablespoon at a time. Slowly beat in the mashed banana until all ingredients just combined. Do not over beat.

In a separate bowl, mix all the ingredients for Cream Cheese Filling until smooth.

Transfer 1 big tablespoon of the muffin batter into each muffin/cupcake liner. Form a well in the center of each liner. Add 1 big teaspoon of the Cream Cheese Filling into the well. Fill up each liner with more batter until approximately 3/4 full. Arrange a few walnut pieces on the top center.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

Cook’s Notes:

I’ve omitted the cinnamon from the original recipe.

Use cupcake size liners and baking pan (12 cups in a pan) for this mini muffin recipe.

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27 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

    • Rasa Malaysia

      You can try, but mashed banana and apple sauce may not have the similar consistency thus I am not sure the correct amount to use as substitute.

    • Et

      Wud luv to try this recipe. However, how many grams or ozs are
      1-1/2cup flour, 1 cup sugar.
      Is the cream cheese the block type or the spreadable cheese. Thank you for your help.

      • Rasa Malaysia

        @Et: 1 cup of flour is approximately 125g (depending on humidity), 1.5 cup flour is ~187.5g.

        1 cup of sugar is approximately 200g.

        We always use the block cream cheese for baking.

        • Et

          Thank you for your quick response. Would appreciate if for future recipes you also indicate the grams besides the cup measurement so that I need not have to trouble you again with this conversion again.

  1. lena

    Hi Bee, thank you for sharing this recipe. Banana and cream cheese are two of my best mix favourites. How time flies to see that Baby G has grown so fast – 2 years old. I can’t wait to try these yummy muffins for my kids.

  2. Debbie

    Thank you, Bee, for such a great muffin recipe! I had some bananas hanging around, and your recipe sounded so good that I made it last night. I did have to substitute some ingredients, though: chocolate cream cheese (Kraft Philadelphi Indulgence in milk chocolate) and cashews, broken into bits. They turned out fluffy and moist. Thanks again!

  3. Den

    Hi Bee, Thanks for this wonderful recipe, I tried baking it twice, they tasted superb, but is not nice looking, it collapsed in the middle, must I used 12 cups baking pan? I used 6 cups baking pan and made 12 – 18 muffins.

  4. Malibu Cupcake

    Hi! I’ve never written on a website, but I’ve made SO many recipes that sound AMAZING, and they ALL ARE! I can’t find the Banana Cream Cheese Bread of yours that I have made no less than 10 times, it is FANTASTIC and moist and yummy, made it again today and give it as gifts, the Green Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake I made today is SENSATIONAL, the Chicken dishes all that I’ve made are just superb. Thank you! :)

    • According to an online article, these are the possible causes of muffins sinking:
      – Oven temp too low
      – Batter was mixed excessively
      – not enough liquid
      – not enough baking powder

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