Banana and Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins

In the last couple of weeks I’ve started a couple of crochet projects which have not turned out quite right.  I’ve also burnt my arm (fat from the frying pan) and got a few nasty blisters, despite standing with it under the cold tap for what felt like eons.  So I have been in need of comfort food, and these muffins really hit the spot.  I love the sweet banana and salty peanut butter combination! I can also confirm that they work wonders in cheering up disappointed football (soccer) fans too…

The muffins are dairy free and if you want a dairy free topping you can just substitute a dairy free spread for the soft cheese.

Banana and Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins Recipe

Banana and Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins Recipe

Recipe:

For the muffins:

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml sunflower oil
  • 230g mashed bananas (2 medium bananas)
  • 100g peanut butter, melted

For the peanut butter topping:

  • 60g icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 60g peanut butter
  • 60g soft cheese (I used Philadelphia light)

Tip: If you like a very generous layer of topping (like on a cupcake) you can double the quantity here.

To decorate:

  • Sliced fresh banana, or dried banana chips, or chopped nuts

Preheat the oven to 180°C and pop some muffin cases into a muffin tray.

Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and then add the remaining muffin ingredients, except for the peanut butter.  Stir until combined.  Now add the peanut butter and give the mixture 2 or 3 swirls so that it is evenly rippled through the mixture.

Spoon into the cases and bake for 25mins.  Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

To make the topping, beat the soft cheese, icing sugar, and peanut butter in a bowl.  Spread onto the muffins, and top with a slice of fresh banana directly before serving, or alternately add dried banana slices or sprinkle with chopped nuts if you are preparing the muffins in advance.

Yummy Banana and Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins Recipe :)

Yummy Banana and Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins Recipe :)

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