Banana & Date Muffins with Cream Cheese, Oats & Hemp Hearts

The other day, Gretchen gave me some bananas she felt were over-ripe. She tends to give me bananas that are starting to get spots, because I like them a bit sweeter. These, though, were getting to be a bit too spotted for me, but I figured I’d eat them before they went brown. Well, that didn’t happen, so I decided I’d make Banana Muffins out of them, but healthier ones, so I found a few recipes and from them, I created this one. They’re pretty Fab, if I do say so myself 🙂

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Banana & Date Muffins with Cream Cheese, Oats & Hemp Hearts
Banana Muffins
Course Breads
Cook Time 20-25 Mins
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Course Breads
Cook Time 20-25 Mins
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Banana Muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Butter and flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans or two regular muffin pans.
  3. Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Gradually add the sugar, and continue beating until light and fluffy.
    Banana Muffins
  4. Crack eggs into a bowl, remove any shells, then add to mixer one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in the bananas, dates and vanilla.
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  6. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon & nutmeg, then add to mixer slowly, followed by the 2/3 of the nuts. Mix until batter is just moist.
    Banana Muffins
  7. In a small bowl, mix remaining nuts & cinnamon with 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  8. Divide half the batter between the two prepared loaf pans or spoon into muffin pans so each is about 2/3 filled.
  9. Sprinkle nut mixture over the batter in the pans.
  10. Bake muffins for 20-25 mins or loafs for 45 mins
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8×4-inch loaf pans or two regular muffin pans. Cream the margarine and cream cheese together. Gradually add the sugar, and continue beating until light and fluffy. Crack eggs into a bowl, remove any shells, then add to mixer one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the bananas, dates and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon & nutmeg, then add to mixer slowly, followed by the 2/3 of the nuts. Mix until batter is just moist. In a small bowl, mix remaining nuts & cinnamon with 2 tablespoons brown sugar Divide half the batter between the two prepared loaf pans or spoon into muffin pans so each is about 2/3 filled. Sprinkle nut mixture over the batter in the pans.