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Cream Cheese-filled Banana Bread Muffins

by Gibran Rubio featured in Cupcakes or Muffins?


for 12 muffins

For the bread

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup
    light brown sugar (110 g)
  • ¼ cup
    granulated sugar (50 g)
  • ½ cup
    butter, softened (115 g)
  • ¼ cup
    sour cream, greek yogurt may be substituted (60 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour (125 g)
  • ½ teaspoon
    baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon
    baking powder

For the cream cheese filling

  • 1 large egg
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup
    granulated sugar (50 g)
  • 3 tablespoons
    all-purpose flour



  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. To prepare the bread, combine egg, sugars, butter, sour cream and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together. Add the bananas and mash together.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix lightly to combine. Set aside.
  4. To prepare the cream cheese filling, mix egg, cream cheese, sugar, and flour in a small bowl.
  5. To assemble the muffins, spoon a layer of bread batter into a greased muffin tin. Then spoon a layer of cream cheese filling, then top off with another layer of bread batter.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Baking times may vary. Muffins are done when a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool for 15 mins.
  8. Enjoy!




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