Sunday, February 26, 2012

Apple & Banana muffins with creamcheese filling

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Here are a handful of muffins that I made the other day. Who doesn't love cream cheese? With apples? And Bananas????

3 parts cold cream cheese, 1 part granulated sugar. Cream and roll into balls to place on the top of the muffins before you bake.

Apple Cake/muffin adapted from Martha Stewart
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp kosher salt
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups of sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups of shredded apples
2 Tbs of bourbon

Preheat oven to 350, line your tins, whisk your dry goods except sugar in a medium bowl. Cream butter and sugar, then mix in vanilla, eggs and bourbon. Mix in apples, add flour in 3 parts. Add batter to the tins halfway up the cups.
Add creamcheese balls, pressed lightly into the batter before placing in the oven. Bake for ~17 minutes.

Banana Muffins adapted from Smitten Kitchen's Jacked up Banana Bread
4 ripe smashed bananas
1/3 cup of melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
3/4 cup of light brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp of vanilla
2 Tbs bourbon (to be honest i was pouring liberally)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup of flour

Heat oven to 350. Mix butter and bananas. Then add vanilla, sugar, egg, bourbon, salt, and spices. Add baking soda and finally the flour in 3 parts. Fill cupcake liners half way and add the cream cheese balls to the top and press down lightly. Baked for ~18 minute.
To be honest, I liked the apple recipe better. 

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