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Salted Caramel Banana Muffins

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This is definitely an upgrade to boring banana muffins!  The salted caramel seeps into the muffin, giving it a unique, sweet and salty kick. These make awesome breakfast muffins, quick snacks, and yummy desserts, too.  Plus, they are SUPER easy and fast to make… so ENJOY!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Muffins:

  • 3 medium, ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted & cooled)
  • 2 large eggs (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon cinnamon

Filling:

  • 35 caramels (unwrapped – I use Kraft)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon flakey sea salt

MAKE THEM:

Make muffins:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin pans with cups and spray lightly.

In a large bowl, whisk the banana and butter together until smooth.

Mix in eggs, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until combined.  Don’t over mix.

In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Fill each cup 1/2 way with batter.

Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely.

Make salted caramel filling:

In a medium bowl, melt the heavy cream and caramels until smooth. Stir after each 30 second interval.

Add vanilla and salt until combined.

Core each muffin and fill with caramel.

The caramel will eventually seep into the muffins, creating a super moist, delicious muffin!

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5 from 4 votes

Salted Caramel Banana Muffins

These super moise muffins add a sweet kick of salted caramel!

Ingredients

Muffins:

  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter melted & cooled
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Filling:

  • 35 caramels unwrapped - I use Kraft
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon flakey sea salt

Instructions

Make muffins:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin pans with cups and spray lightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the banana and butter together until smooth.
  • Mix in eggs, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until combined.  Don’t over mix.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Fill each cup 1/2 way with batter.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely.

Make salted caramel filling:

  • In a medium bowl, melt the heavy cream and caramels until smooth. Stir after each 30 second interval.
  • Add vanilla and salt until combined.
  • Core each muffin and fill with caramel.

Notes

The caramel will eventually seep into the muffins, creating a super moist, delicious muffin!

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    You’ve taken a mostly nutritious muffin and made it into a decadent treat. Thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    These sound like such a yummy treat thanks for sharing this recipe I have to try it.

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