Unbelievably only seven weeks to go for until 2012 is history! Wasn’t that quick? Muffin Monday bakers and I welcome you to the 75th week of Muffin Monday and the first edition of the Holiday Muffin series.
If you missed it last year, well here is why this series stands out and the trend we follow: The bakers get progressively indulgent as the weeks progress and we transform simple recipes into decadent muffins that match the intensity of the occasion.
This week we tackle a Banana Bread recipe from Food Network and making these into muffins turned out to be a fantastic idea. The possibilities are endless and you will absolutely love what our bakers came up with…
My take may seem elementary but one bite into it and you’ll know it’s perfect to grace the main stage of your holiday table. I made the muffin batter as described in the recipe, but before it went into the oven, a couple of spoons of orange marmalade were swirled into the batter. Don’t over mix it, you don’t want it to blend in, the tiny bursts of tangy orange compliments the sweet banana perfectly. I recommend you buy orange marmalade with the rind in it, for it adds great texture and flavor compared to others that are completely processed. And once the muffin had cooled down a little, I added a mildly lemon flavored cream cheese glaze.
Over to the recipe: Sweet bananas laced with tangy orange marmalade and the perfect finish of a lemon-y cream cheese glaze – perfect for the holidays, right?
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4-6 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and grease a 12 hole muffin pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk.
- Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add the flour mixture, mixing just until flour disappears.
- Drop spoonfuls of orange marmalade and using the tip of a knife swirl it around the batter gently.
- Divide the batter into the muffin tins equally and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove muffins from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before glaze.
- Drizzle with cream cheese glaze.
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42 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Orange Marmalade Swirled Banana Bread Muffins
Perfect for the holidays indeed! I will have to make these for my husband who is fan of both banana bread and marmalade. And I love the way you drizzle on your cream cheese glaze. Gorgeous!
I think you did the job right with this muffin. Your last little description before the recipe is quite the seller.
I so want to sink my teeth into this delicious looking muffin.
Ohhh, what a wonderful muffin. I love orange marmalade and the cream cheese and lemon glaze, Perfect!!!!
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Oh my word… orange marmalade in a muffin… all my prayers have been answered. Thank you. And YUM!
Congrats on your 75th week of muffin decadence :-)
Mmmm I love the thought of tart orange marmelade in these cute tender banana muffins.
What a great idea.. it’s just shows you how many ways a simple recipe can be transformed. It will be fun to see this series unfold! I’ve bought one Christmas present so far.. xx
WOW! This muffin looks sooo yummy! :D
Congratulations on 75 delicious weeks of Muffin Mondays:) This one is sounds lovely.
Thanks Paula! :)
Orange marm + banana bread… what a combo! I would have never thought to pair them but it sounds SO good. I’ll take a baker’s dozen, please :)
These look seriously good with orange marmalade and lemony cheese glaze. i would love to have a couple of these for my breakfast, today!
I can’t believe this year is almost over. Where did it go? It flew by crazy fast for me. These muffins are AMAZING. Seriously, I don’t know how you come up with new concoctions every week. This one though, is calling my name right now. Yummmmm!!!
Happy Thanksgiving week.
It’s the most…wonderful time of the year! Yay for the holiday edition of MM! Off to a great start! Love how everyone’s adaptions were so different. Problem is now I want to make all of them!
Is it really just 7 weeks left in 2012? Where has the time gone?! And oh man, these muffins are the best! That drizzle is so inviting!
Oh wow these muffins have it all my friend I love them :D
Choc Chip Uru
So you decided to use my favourite marmalade, did you? I could just hug you right now! LOL! I didn’t even think of combining orange and bananas! Brilliant! The cream cheese is just naughty. Loving this muffin! :-) Happy 75th Week of #MuffinMonday!
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Always a fan of the drizzle!
75 weeks?! That’s a whole lot of wonderful muffins, and these ones are no exception. What a fantastic combination of flavors.
Thanks Dara! :)
What a great idea and I have a batch of marmalade recently made and ready to go! Yesterday I made some pumpkin bread with a swirl of cranberry sauce inside but it hadn’t occurred to me to use my marmalade in a similar fashion. Your muffins are so pretty!
orange, banana, marmalade? A swirl? Is there anything you can’t do! What wonderful flavor and textural combinations! A muffin to bet all muffins i must say
They look delicious! Love the combination of banana and orange, so good!
Your Orange Marmalade Swirled Banana Bread Muffins look fantastic. Is it possible to make this as a bread???
love your website — I have made many delicious cake recipes from your blog.
This will be yum for Thanksgiving weekend.
Your fan in Sunny Florida — today does not live up to the name.
Hey Twinkle Lady,
Thank you so much.
I actually had some left over batter that I put in a mini loaf pan. It turned out fantastic. Other than the time required for baking, change nothing. It would make for a fantastic loaf.
Another great muffin dish made with orange marmalade! What a surprise to be eating a banana muffin and biting into a burst of orange marmalade! YUM!!!!!
These are my kid of perfect breakfast!
I love the flavors in these muffins and the glaze is perfection!
Lovely muffin for the holidays. You get more clever every day :)
What a wonderful idea using orange marmalade in these muffins. I really love that idea. :) They look fantastic. :)
Great muffin, nice pictures. Hard to believe the year is almost over, isn’t it? But that means we still have a few muffin Mondays yet to enjoy! Good stuff – thanks.
mhm Marmalade banana bread muffins. I want!
So pretty! I can’t believe there are only seven weeks left in the year–cringe–I have so much to do! Have a great Thanksgiving.
That is one very lovely looking muffins indeed! I love bananas and orange so this is a great combination for me!
This is perfect for the holidays. I’d love to wake up on Christmas morning and have a couple of these with a cup of coffee. Congrats on all the incredible muffin recipes you tackled-all so wonderful!! That one photo up close with the glaze is so pretty, An!
this is a perfect and beautiful muffins (bookmarked) I need more time LOL
This is a perfect and delicious muffin I love the orange jam in them!!
I love the idea of orange with banana, I am so curious on how it tastes now:-) AND bonus I have extra orange marmalade from my cranberry relish recipe:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra