Desserts

Caramel Banana Muffins

Some food combinations go better together than others. Bananas + Caramel are a match made in heaven and pair beautifully together. I made these incredibly moist and flavourful banana muffins and topped them with a sinfully sweet ribbon of homemade caramel. So so good.

Caramel Banana Muffins - Incredibly moist and flavourful banana muffins topped with a sinfully sweet ribbon of homemade caramel.

If you have brown bananas wasting away on your countertop or in your freezer, try this recipe and use them up. The browner the banana, the sweeter it will be. Plus, they’ll be super easy to mash up.

The bananas I buy at our grocery store are usually green and I have to leave them sit a few days before we can eat them. That’s one downside to this recipe is that you really should wait till the bananas are nice and ripe. I’m sure you could still try and use them, but they’ll be less sweet and harder to mash up.

Caramel Banana Muffins - Incredibly moist and flavourful banana muffins topped with a sinfully sweet ribbon of homemade caramel.

Try one of these Caramel Banana Muffins for breakfast or for a satisfying afternoon treat. This recipe makes one dozen so you’ll have some to share if you like.

Check out my other recipes to use up your bananas: Banana Chocolate Cake, Cinnamon Banana Pancakes and Banana Cake with Toffee Frosting. I also have these Lemon Pound Cake Muffins that you might like.

What are some of the ways you use up your brown bananas?

Caramel Banana Muffins - Incredibly moist and flavourful banana muffins topped with a sinfully sweet ribbon of homemade caramel.

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Caramel Banana Muffins

Incredibly moist and flavourful banana muffins topped with a sinfully sweet ribbon of homemade caramel.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Caramel Icing:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Stir together muffin ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Scoop batter into paper liners until 3/4 full.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on a cooling rack.

Caramel Icing:

  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Whisk in icing sugar.
  2. Place icing in a small baggie and cut out corner. Drizzle icing over muffins.



Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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