Spice up your day these delicious moist and fluffy cream cheese frosting banana crumb muffins. They are filled with a delicious frosting that is sure to surprise and delight just about anyone!
The filling really does go a long way in making these muffins 100x better but hey, that’s not your thing then that’s cool, hop over here and grab the recipe without the filling. It’s basically the same recipe but without this lovely lemon zested cream cheese frosting. How lemonzested cream cheese frosting how I love thee… <3 No really, cream cheese frosting in my #1 ALL TIME favorite!
You can also make the frosting without the lemon zest but it’s soooo much better with the lemon zest in it. A canned frosting will also do in these muffins but you know what I always say, homemade tastes way better.
- For the Muffins
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg optional
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 bananas mashed
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- ⅓ cup butter melted (or oil)
- For the Crumb Topping
- ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- For the Creamcheese Frosting
- 4 ounces unsalted butter 2 sticks , softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese 1 bar, softened
- 2.5 cups powdered sugar
- zest of 1/2 lemon about 1 tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice optional
- To make the muffins: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers, set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine 1½ cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
- In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter (or oil). Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened then spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
- In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon and butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Next, Sprinkle a generous layer of topping over muffins.
- Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for 15-20 mins until fully cooled before piping in the frosting.
- To make the cream cheese frosting:In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until pale and creamy.Lower the speed and add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and fluffy Beat in the fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.
- Prepare your pping bag with a large star or round tip such as the 230. Fill the piping bag with the frosting. Insert the tip in top of cupcake and squeeze until frosting begins to almost burst out of the hole. Enjoy!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
I LOVE these muffins – seriously the greatest idea! They look and sound so good and with that delicious center how could they not be perfect?! YUM!