Saturday, February 25, 2012

Caramel Banana Bread Muffins with a Spiced Crumb Topping

I lovingly call these little gems "muffins," but they are probably just cupcakes sans icing.  If I call them muffins, then it validates them as a sound breakfast choice.  I ate two for breakfast ... hey, they're made with bananas.  I used my favorite banana bread muffin recipe, added chopped caramels to the batter, and topped the topping with caramel sauce.  See?  Totally legit breakfast. ha
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Caramel Banana Bread Muffins with a Spiced Crumb Topping
Adapted from: Lisa Kreft via

1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 mashed, ripe bananas
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. prepared banana pudding
1/2 c. organic white sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c. melted butter
5 caramels, chopped

1/3 c. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. butter

Optional: caramel sauce

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
1.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
2.  In another bowl, mix mashed bananas, vanilla, pudding, sugar, egg, melted butter, and caramels.
3.  Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. 
4.  Pour the mixture into lined muffin tins.
5.  Mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Cut in the tbsp. of butter until everything is thoroughly mixed (smash with a fork). 
6.  Pour the topping mixture on top of the muffin batter.
7.  Bake on 375 for 15 minutes.
8.  Drizzle with caramel sauce and enjoy!

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ilovecooking said...

This recipe looks great. I love caramel. It's one of my favourite flavours, but I don't know about calling this a breakfast recipe. It may be a little too sweet for me right when I wake up, but it's definitely a great snack afternoon snack. Thanks for sharing!

Winnie said...

These muffins look rich very tasty
I'd looooooooooove to eat one now

Deana said...

Great recipe I'm visiting by way of tempt my tummy party:)

Dusty said...

Stopping by from Tempt my Tummy. These look yummy! My hubby loves caramel, so I think this would be a hit here! Saving the recipe for later! Thanks!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Definately okay for breakfast! Bananas and caramel, yum. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

Our Delightful Home said...

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Kristin said...

Oh wow, those looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Home!

Cindy said...

Looks delicious! I'm your newest follower!

Sugar Mama Bakeshop said...

Thank you for linking up with the Recipe Party! I'm following you now & hope to see you again Sunday :)

Miz Helen said...

These Muffins are out of this world, I talked about them on Face Book yesterday. I can't wait to make them. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen