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Banana Cream Muffins are moist and packed with banana flavor with a creamy cinnamon center. One of the best banana muffin recipes ever!

Three banana cream muffins with cinnamon cream cheese filling

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I’ve mentioned in my Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins recipe that muffins are kind of a big deal at my house. A really big deal.

 

We eat a lot of muffins and my boys definitely let me know what muffins they like and which recipes don’t make the cut.

 

Banana Cream Muffins in a muffin pan

 

Banana Cream Muffins

 

This Banana Cream Muffins recipe is one that they love! I love them too, mostly because of the delicious, creamy, cinnamon cream cheese filling.

 

What Can Be Added to Banana Muffins?

 

There are many things you can add to these banana muffins for a delicious variety. Some ideas are:

 

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon/Sugar
  • Raisins
  • Cranberries
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans

 

Wet and dry ingredients for banana cream muffins

 

Can Banana Cream Muffins be made into Banana Bread?

 

Yes! This recipe will make a delicious banana bread. To make banana cream bread:

 

 

  •  Place dollops of cream cheese filling over the batter and use a knife to swirl

 

  • Cover with the remaining batter and bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes

 

Cream filling for banana muffins

 

Can Oil Be Used Instead of Butter?

 

You can definitely use oil instead of butter. Good substitutes would be vegetable oil, canola oil, or corn oil.

 

Can Almond Milk Be Used Instead of Milk

 

Yes! I use almond milk in this recipe all of the time and they come out delicious every time!

 

Banana Cream Muffins on a counter top

 

More Muffin Recipes

 

  • Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
  • Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

 

Banana Cream Muffins Ingredients

 

Muffin Batter

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

 

Banana Cream Muffins in a pan

 

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

 

Helpful Kitchen Tools

 

 

How to Make Banana Cream Muffins

 

Muffin Batter

 

  • Add the flour, sugar, and baking powder to a large mixing bowl.

 

Dry ingredients for banana muffins

 

  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the eggs, mashed bananas, melted butter, milk, sour cream, and vanilla extract.

 

Wet ingredients for banana cream muffins

 

  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until moistened. Do not over mix.

 

Banana Cream Muffin Batter

 

Cream Cheese Filling

 

  • In a small bowl or food processor, combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon with a hand mixer or with a spoon.

 

Cream cheese filling ingredients for banana muffins

 

  • Add the cream cheese mixture to a sandwich size ziplock bag and set aside.

 

Cream cheese filling in a ziplock bag

 

Muffin Assembly

 

  • Place baking liners in a muffin pan and add 2 tablespoons of batter to each cup. (I use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop)

 

Banana Muffin Batter in a muffin pan

 

  • Snip off the corner of the ziplock bag and squeeze approximately 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each muffin.

 

Cream cheese filling and banana cream muffin batter

 

  • Top each muffin with 2 more tablespoons of batter.

 

Banana muffin batter scooped into muffin liners

 

  • Bake the muffins at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

Banana muffin batter ready to bake

 

  • Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Baked banana cream muffins

 

More Breakfast Recipes To Try:

 

Banana Cream Muffins

Banana Cream Muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Banana Cream Muffins are moist and packed with banana flavor with a creamy cinnamon center. One of the best banana muffin recipes ever!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add the flour, sugar, and baking powder to a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the eggs, mashed bananas, melted butter, milk, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until moistened. Do not over mix.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon with a hand mixer or with a spoon.
  5. Add the cream cheese mixture to a sandwich size ziplock bag and set aside.
  6. Place baking liners in a muffin pan and add 2 tablespoons of batter to each cup. (I use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop)
  7. Snip off the corner of the ziplock bag and squeeze approximately 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each muffin.
  8. Top each muffin with 2 more tablespoons of batter.
  9. Bake the muffins at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

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