Caramel-Banana Muffins

Carole F

By
@BakersQueen

Another wonderful baked goodie from the Midwest Living magazine.


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Serves:

12 standard

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
chopped pecans
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1
3 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
butter, softened
2/3 c
sugar
1
egg
1
medium banana, peeled and mashed (1/2 cup)
1 tsp
vanilla
1 1/4 c
flour
1/4 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
caramel ice cream topping
1
medium banana, peeled and thinly sliced (optional)
1 Tbsp
butter, melted
caramel ice cream topping (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Line twelve muffins cups with paper bake cups. In a small bowl, mix pecans, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
2
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, softened butter and 2/3 cup sugar with electric mixer until well combined. Add egg and beat well. Beat in the mashed banana and vanilla until combined.
3
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the banana mixture, beating on low speed until just combined.
4
Stir in 1/4 cup of the pecan mixture. Spoon half the batter into prepared muffin cups, 1 rounded tablespoon for each regular size muffin cup. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon caramel topping over batter in each cup. Top with remaining batter. If you like top each with 2 thin slices of additional banana. Drizzle with a little melted butter and sprinkle with remaining pecan mixture.
5
Bake in a 375 oven 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm, drizzled with more caramel topping, if you like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Muffins
Other Tag: Quick & Easy