Banana Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

Banana cinnamon muffins with cream cheese frosting and caramelised bananas

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Tall, fluffy, and moist banana and cinnamon muffins topped with sugar and silky cream cheese frosting



Banana Muffins

  • 180g All purpose flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • 90g Brown sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 50g Granulated sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 small bananas, mashed (approx 1 1/2 cup)
  • 60g Unsalted butter, melted
  • 60ml Vegetable oil
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Raw sugar, for sprinkling

Cream cheese filling

  • 150g Cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup Thickened cream
  • 50g White sugar (1/4 cup)

Caramelised Banana

  • 1 Banana, sliced
  • Caster sugar, for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F
  2. Line 10 cavities of a muffin or cupcake tin with paper patties
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl
  4. Ina medium bowl combine the banana, melted butter, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla exact
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined
  6. Divide the batter among the lined tin and scatter over the raw sugar
  7. Bake for 5 mins, then reduce the temperature to 170C/338F and bake for 15 mins, or until an inserted toothpick emerges clean
  8. Cool on a wire cooling rack

Cream Cheese Filling

  1. Combine the cream cheese, cream and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whisk for 5 mins until light and fluffy
  2. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a medium round tip


  1. Make a small cavity in the center of each muffin with a chopstick or the end of a spoon
  2. Fill the cavity with cream cheese and squeeze a dollop on top
  3. Roll the sliced bananas in caster sugar and place on a heatproof dish
  4. Use a blow torch to caramelise the bananas until golden brown (or heat them in a hot frypan until golden brown)
  5. Cool the bananas to room temperature before placing ontop of the muffins
  6. Enjoy!
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