Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Muffins.

Filling
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg

Muffin Batter
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375F.  Grease a 12-cup standard muffin pan.
2. In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and egg. Put bowl in refrigerator while you make the muffin batter.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar; set aside.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together bananas, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
5. Pour wet ingredients into the large bowl filled with flour mixture then stir with wooden spoon just until the mixture is combined.
6. Spoon enough batter into muffins cups so that they are just under halfway full.  Add one spoonful of cream cheese mixture into each cup, then top with remaining muffin batter.  Muffin cups will end up being almost completely full.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375F.  Check after 20 minutes, muffins are done when a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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