Friday, September 11, 2009

Muffin Love

I love "playing" with recipes-taking a recipe and changing the ingredients and being creative with the toppings and presentation. One of my favorite things to bake is muffins. I recently "played" with a recipe for Banana Nut Muffins and developed my own version-"Cream Cheese Banana Cinnamon Chip Muffins". I know that seems like a REALLY long name for a simple muffin so let's just call them "Creamy Cinnamon 'Nana Muffies".

I made these yesterday, and they filled the house with a sweet cinnamon smell and filled our tummies with contentment. Make some this weekend and spend some quality time with your family. Show those whom you love how you love them in very, real, tangible ways. Blessings to all!

John 15:12
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."

Creamy Cinnamon ‘Nana Muffies

· 3/4 c butter, softened
· 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
· 2 large eggs
· 2 c sugar
· 1/2 tsp baking soda
· 1 1/2 c mashed bananas (1 1/4 lbs unpeeled bananas, about 4 medium)
· 1/2 tsp baking powder
· 1/2 tsp salt
· 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
· 3 c all-purpose flour
· 1 c Cinnamon Chips (Hershey Brand)
· Cinnamon sugar mixture for topping

· Step #1 Beat butter & cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
· Step #2 Gradually add sugar, beating until light & fluffy.
· Step #3 Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until mixed after each addition.
· Step #4 Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; slowly add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until mixed.
· Step #5 Stir in bananas, cinnamon chips, & vanilla.
· Step #6 Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined muffin cups and sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar mixture
· Step #7 Bake at 350° for 25 mins or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
· Step #8 Cool in pans for10 min.
· Step #9 Remove from pans, & cool completely on wire racks.
· Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.


  1. Hey girl ... Paula Deen's competition this week on FB is using bananas ... you should SO enter this!!! I'm going to try to use up my bananas with some peaches in a whole wheat muffin this week. We'll see how that pans out!! Love you!

  2. Teri-How in the world do I upload the recipe and pics to the paula deen website for this contest?? I have tried for over an hour and cannot figure it out :-(. Love you!