Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

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The most delicious banana nut muffins with homemade cream cheese frosting. A sweet treat for breakfast or snack time!

Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana nut muffins with cream cheese frosting, um yes please! These muffins are absolutely delicious and will satisfy your desire for something filling and sweet at any point of the day.

My mother in law made these while we were out for a weeklong visit with them in the country, and I had to share the recipe with you all because they were just so yummy!

The homemade cream cheese frosting was such a perfect touch to give them some extra sweetness, but you can leave some without for a quick on-the-go breakfast grab.

Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Nut Muffin Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Sugar
  • Shortening
  • Buttermilk
  • Ripe bananas
  • Eggs
  • Nuts (I used Pecans)

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • Cream cheese
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Powdered sugar
Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

How to Make Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line 12 cup muffin tin with baking cups and set aside.

2. For muffins: In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.

3. Add in shortening, 1/3 cup buttermilk, and mashed bananas and beat with mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed.

4. Add in another 1/3 cup buttermilk and unbeaten eggs, beat with mixer 2 more minutes on medium speed.

5. Fold in nuts (I used pecans for this recipe). 

6. Spoon in about 2/3 mixture into each baking cup, and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean from center of muffin. 

7. Remove muffins from pan and place on cooling rack. 

Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

8. For cream cheese frosting: In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, milk, vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar. Whip until consistancy of frosting. 

9. Once muffins are cooled, top with frosting and chopped nuts (optional).

Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

These muffins were such a hit, and I will definitely be making them again! They would be so great to bring for a brunch get together or even make for a little neighborly treat.

Sprinkle the top with some chopped nuts for a cute topping or drizzle with some caramel. So many possiblities to make them your own!

Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Delicious banana nut muffins with homemade cream cheese frosting, perfect for breakfast or just a yummy snack!

Ingredients

For Muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
  • 2 large unbeaten eggs
  • 2/3 cup nuts 

For Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese softened 
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line 12 cup muffin tin with baking cups and set aside.

2. For muffins: In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.

3. Add in shortening, 1/3 cup buttermilk, and mashed bananas and beat with mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed.

4. Add in another 1/3 cup buttermilk and unbeaten eggs, beat with mixer 2 more minutes on medium speed.

5. Fold in nuts (I used pecans for this recipe).

6. Spoon in about 2/3 mixture into each baking cup, and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean from center of muffin.

7. Remove muffins from pan and place on cooling rack.

8. For cream cheese frosting: In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, milk, vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar. Whip until consistancy of frosting.

9. Once muffins are cooled, top with frosting and chopped nuts (optional).

Notes

These banana nut muffins are great with or with the cream cheese frosting. Use your favorite kind of nuts, and make them your own!

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3 Comments

  1. wow, these muffins looks so delicious and yummy. i just love this .thanks for sharing this amazing article about the recipe of banana nut muffins with cream cheese frosting.

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