Ooey Gooey Caramel Banana Nut Bread Muffins
These easy to make banana bread muffins get extra yummy points with an ooey gooey caramel sauce.
Nothing gives me more comfy-at-home, warm fuzzies than a nice hot cup of coffee and a warm banana bread muffin. I love making banana bread muffins! Not only are they so easy to make, they store easily so that you can enjoy them day after day. Pop 'em in the freezer and grab one on the go.
Needless to say, during this stay-at-home summer, I've been putting my baking hat on a lot more. A typical Saturday afternoon now consists of me pulling out the flour, sugar, butter, and playing around in the kitchen. I enjoy combining some of my favorite ingredients with classic recipes to come up with new yummy treats to keep my taste buds entertained and my tummy content. These basic banana nut bread muffins get a sweet makeover with a saucy caramel topping. Get your coziest outfit on and your coffee mugs ready, it's time to make muffins!
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (for my lazy bakers, try using self rising flour - you can then omit the salt, baking powder, and baking soda)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
5. 3 over ripe bananas, mashed
6. 1 egg
7. 1/3 cup melted butter
8. 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
9. about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/8 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium size bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix the mashed bananas, with the melted butter, egg, and sugar. Mix well using a fork or a stand mixer. (No fancy mixing tools? No problem! a fork works just fine)
Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Combine well, and mix in walnuts.
Pour batter into prepared muffin tin. An ice scream scoop works perfectly to measure out and easily scoop batter into your muffin cups.
Bake for 17-19 minutes at 350 degrees. Muffins should be a nice golden brown, toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.
In the meantime prepare your ooey gooey caramel sauce.
Melt the butter and brown sugar together in a sauce pan over medium heat.
Add the milk and bring to a gentle boil
3. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until sauce begins to thicken
4. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
And walah! you have your caramel sauce!
Lastly, but not least! Drizzle some of your fresh caramel over your muffins. As the muffins cool, the caramel will harden just a bit, leaving an ooey gooey goodness. Is your mouth watering yet?
Try this recipe for yourself and let me know what you think! I'd love to hear how you like the caramel sauce with the banana muffins. This is the first time I tried it, and thought the caramel made the muffins just decadent. The walnuts give you that crunch that goes wonderfully with banana bread. If you have a serious sweet tooth, and want more of a dessert than a breakfast delight, add some chocolate chips. I need a glass of milk please!
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