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Praline Banana Nut Muffins

Praline Banana Nut Muffins {Share the Love}

adapted from Southern Living
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

For the muffins...

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas about 4 medium
  • 1 cup pecans toasted
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the cinnamon crisp topping...

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted peacans
  • 1 Tbl. flour
  • 1 Tbl. melted butter
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the praline glaze...

  • 2 Tbl. melted butter
  • 2 Tbl. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Instructions
 

For the muffins...

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin cups with paper-liners.
  • Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  • Combine flour and next 3 ingredients, gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until just blended. Stir in bananas, pecans, and vanilla. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

For the cinnamon crisp topping...

  • Stir together topping ingredients. Sprinkle evenly over muffin batter. Bake at 350 for 22 - 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Remove from pans and place on rack over a shallow rimmed baking pan.

For the praline glaze...

  • Combine glaze ingredients, whisking to incorporate brown sugar and melted butter. Drizzle a spoonful over each muffin. Allow muffins to cool completely.