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Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Muffins

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 25 mins
Yield Makes 24 muffins
The cream cheese in this recipe adds a velvety smoothness to these banana nut muffins making them moist and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (1 1/4 pounds unpeeled bananas, about 4 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans, and vanilla. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.

  3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.