Banana Cream Cheese Muffins
October 30th, 2012 23 Comments

Banana Cream Cheese Muffins

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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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23 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Pat says:

    Your banana cream cheese muffin looks so nice. I’m sure it’ll be a hit at the party.

  2. I put chopped dried fruit like apples, apricots and dates.

  3. NUTS!!! Different kinds of nuts esp pistachios!

  4. Hershey cinnamon choc chips! Together with crunchy streusel toppings! Yummy! :)

  5. Aidah A. Pedersén via Facebook says:

    Fresh berries:)

  6. could I sub the bananas for apple sauce?

    • Rasa Malaysia says:

      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.

  7. Laura says:

    Since these have a cream cheese filling, do they need to be refrigerated?

    • Et says:

      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 says:

        @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 says:

          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.

    • Rasa Malaysia says:

      @Laura: I didn’t refrigerate, but they are so good that they will be gone within 1-2 days.

  8. lena says:

    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.

  9. Debbie says:

    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!

  10. Mari says:

    Sounds delicious, I’m gonna try it… can I substitute the mashed bananas for Blackberry jam?

  11. Katarina says:

    These look so delicious!

  12. Farina says:

    This looks insanely good. I’m definitely going to try it!

  13. I’m a muffin addict. Those look wonderful, like they just came from a bakery. Wish I had one now :)

  14. Ruth says:

    Where did you get those cute little cupcake liners?

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  16. Den says:

    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.

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