Banana Nut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Deneece Gursky

By
@Smokeygirlxo

I normally dont like frosting on muffins, but a friend of my daughters begged her to get me to make banana nut muffins and to put..and in his words.."tons of cream cheese frosting on them" So I made them for him and although I tasted them minus the frosting (I do not like cream cheese) I was later informed by all her coworkers that "they were EPIC" and then to that they professed their undying love for me lol.

Hmmmmmm had no idea love came in a muffin tin : )


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Ingredients

1 c
flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
cardamom
1/2 c
light brown sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 stick
butter, softened
3
ripe bananas mushed,
1/2 c
applesauce, not sweetened
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/8 tsp
banana extract
1
egg
1/4 - 1/2 c
chopped walnuts or pecans
butter cream frosting or banana glaze
butterscotch chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spray muffin tin with non stick cooking spray. Set oven top 350 degrees
2
Mix flour, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl
3
In a seperate bowl beat sugar and butter until mixed well. Add applesauce, bananas, extracts and egg and beat again until mixed well.
4
Now add flour mixture to sugar and banana mixture about a third at a time, beating after each third until all flour mixture is added.
5
Into this fold the walnuts or pecans.
6
Using a small ladle, put muffin mix into tins filling about 2/3 of the way.
7
Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely if adding frosting or glaze. Otherwise serve warm from the oven.
8
For Buttercream Frosting: Put frosting in a pastry bag, add the tip of choice and squeeze onto muffins in desired thickness. Top off with a butterscotch morsel
9
For banana glaze: add powdered sugar, banana extract, and milk together to desired consistancy (add extract to your taste) Dip cooled muffin tops into glaze and let excess drain off while upside down.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins
Hashtags: #banana, #Nut, #creamcheese