Banana-Walnut Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling Recipe
Active time: 35 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese with sugar and 1 egg. Refrigerate filling.
In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate large bowl, mash bananas. Stir in light brown sugar, vegetable oil, and remaining egg. Fold banana mixture into flour mixture along with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Fill cups halfway with batter. Spoon 2 Tbsp. chilled filling into each cup. Top with remaining batter, just covering filling, and remaining ½ cup chopped walnuts.
Bake until a cake tester comes out mostly dry with a few moist crumbs, about 25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.