Banana & Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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My husband, the shameless chocoholic of the household, thought these muffins needed mini chocolate chips. Guests agreed—and they also love the surprise of cream cheese inside.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 small ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 307 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, butter, milk, sour cream and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. In a small bowl, beat the filling ingredients until smooth. Drop by teaspoonfuls into the center of each muffin. Top with remaining batter.
  3. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Banana & Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins in Country June/July 2010, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 307 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN FREEZE THEM

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

Can you freeze them?

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

I thought this was very good everyone gobbled them up at my brunch Honestly I would leave out the "cream center" they really didn't need it. But it was a nice "surprise" for everyone.

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

Although delicious, I found this muffin to be very rich.

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