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Cream Cheese Banana Bread Muffins

What could be better than a batch of oven-warm banana bread muffins? Maybe a batch of banana bread muffins with a rich and tangy cream cheese swirl and icing on top? 

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread muffins, banana bread muffins recipe, cream cheese banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 137 kcal
Author Mahy


  • Whole Wheat Banana Bread (made with whole wheat, white wheat or all-purpose flour)

For the glaze

  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar


  • take half of the cream cheese mixture and add to it 1 egg

For the glaze

  • take the other half of the cream cheese mixture and add to it 2Tablespoons to 3 Tablespoons of milk to thin it out


  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans..any or a combo)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare the banana bread recipe and divide two thirds of the batter into a12 regular size muffin pan leaving the remaining third aside.
  2. make the Cream cheese filling/glaze by mixing all ingredients in a medium bowl and then divide this mixture into two bowls.
  3. To one bowl add one egg and mix well. Dollop a Tablespoon and half (more or less to your taste) of the cream cheese mixture over the banana bread batter in each muffin tin.
  4. Take the remaining third of the banana bread batter and dollop it evenly over the cream cheese layer.
  5. Make the crunch topping by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl using a fork to roughly blend everything together.
  6. Top each muffin tin with a tablespoon (more or less) of the crunch topping and bake the muffins for 20 mins.
  7. To the remaining bowl of cream cheese glaze/mix, add the milk while whisking it to gradually reach the consistency you prefer.
  8. Once the banana bread muffins are out of the oven, wait for them to cool for about 10 minutes. Then remove the muffins and drizzle some glaze over each one of them, enjoy :)

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature to allow for easy blending.
  • Add any nuts you want - a single kind or a mix of several. 
  • Store cooled muffins in an airtight plastic container. 
  • You can double/triple the cream cheese mixture to make the cream cheese filling layer thicker for each muffin.
Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Banana Bread Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.