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Blackberry, Creamsicle, Banana Muffins

Updated on November 13, 2014

Explanation of Muffins

This recipe was originally a banana bread but since it takes about an hour in the oven and I wanted it sooner, I turned them into muffins and they only took 20 minutes to bake. Then one day I wanted to make them different so I added jam and cream cheese to the muffins and my family loved them. A dozen and a half went at one sitting, especially since they all took some home.

Muffins could be eaten anytime, not just for breakfast. They make a good after school snack or anytime you want to just take a break and sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and have a muffin.

Simple to make, you just put every think in one bowl and mix it with a wooden spoon. You can put anything you want in muffins. Experiment with different ingredients to see what pleases your palate. They don't even have to be sweet, you can make them savory to go with a meal.

It's up to you. I do suggest you give these a try. Then you could experiment.

Tips and Substitutes

  • Make sure the butter is very soft.
  • I used blackberry jam. If you use that, make sure it's seedless. You could substitute another flavor if you want.
  • With banana muffins, the more ripe your bananas the more banana flavor there will be.

Blackberry Creamsicle Banana Muffins

Finished product
Finished product | Source
Adding the jam and cream cheese
Adding the jam and cream cheese | Source
Before they are baked
Before they are baked | Source

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5 stars from 1 rating of Blackberry Creamsicle Banana Muffins

Cook and Prep Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 18 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, very soft
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, soft
  • 3/4 cup Confectionary sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Seedless Blackberry Jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray muffin pans with a non-stick spray. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon. Add the bananas and eggs and mix again until smooth.
  2. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, vanilla and nuts and stir together. Add the cold water and stir.
  3. Divide batter into 18 muffin pans.
  4. Mix the soft cream cheese, confectioners sugar and milk together till smooth.
  5. With a spoon add a little of the cream cheese mixture right into the top of each muffin. About a full teaspoon or more, if you want. Then add the jam the same way right next to the cream cheese, a shown in the picture.
  6. Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar or regular sugar if that's what you have. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the muffin.

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    • Rachel L Alba profile image
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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Ok, I will be searching. I have some ideas of past Valentines' days.

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      MD Muniruzzaman 2 years ago from Rajshahi, Bangladesh

      We are planning for the whole day and night. Dessert or dinner, anything can be helpful :).

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you so much MD. I will definitely search my recipes for something for Valentine's Day. Were you thinking of a dessert or a dinner?

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      MD Muniruzzaman 2 years ago from Rajshahi, Bangladesh

      I am surely having this muffins. I will show this hub to my mom and ask her to make it :). Nice article Rachel, one again!

      By the way, our family is planning to stick together in this Valentine's Day and enjoy this event with the other members of our family. It will be very helpful if you publish one of your delicious recipes for the valentines day.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Risa. By the way, I love your name.

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      Marisa K. Rouse 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Adding this to my grocery list! I'm going to try these first! I'm sure my kids & hubby will love them!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You could just use the jam, any flavor if you want to. Thanks for asking.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      20minutes? I will try it out but i don't have cream cheese. any substitute?

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You're welcome.

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      Susan 2 years ago from India

      Ah they look so delicious. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you AuntieEss. I'm glad you liked them.

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      Shelly 2 years ago from PA

      These were some of the best muffins I ever had! Very moist and flavorful.