Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 40 Mins
Makes 2 dozen

This batter can also be baked as 2 (8- x 4-inch) loaves. (You'll need to increase the bake time to about 1 hour.) Spread the Cream Cheese-Honey Filling on the warm bread, or use as a topping for French toast.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy; add brown sugar, and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla, and beat just until blended.

Step 2

Stir together flour and next 5 ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas and pecans just until blended. Spoon batter into 2 lightly greased (with cooking spray) 12-cup muffin pans, filling three-fourths full.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 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 (about 30 minutes).

Step 4

Make a small hole in top of each muffin, using the handle of a small wooden spoon. Spoon Cream Cheese-Honey Filling into a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Snip 1 corner of bag to make a tiny hole. Pipe a generous amount of filling into each muffin.

Ratings & Reviews

Perfect for a Birthday Celebration or Anytime!

September 27, 2015
After his Mom gave this recipe a try, my husband requested these for his birthday breakfast.They were a delicious treat & quick to prepare. I opted to not make the cream cheese filling, because it seemed too rich for breakfast. There's a lot of sugar in this recipe! When I bake them again, I will add a bit more cinnamon & nutmeg to amp up the flavor. Looking forward to adding the filling when I host a brunch. This recipe is a keeper!


September 09, 2015
These were a hit at our early tailgate.

Tasty and easy

July 15, 2016
Whipped these up this morning for breakfast. Ate them hot. We decided to add lemon zest to the filling, altogether tasty and easy.