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caramel-banana muffins

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Carole F
Here, FL

Another wonderful baked goodie from the Midwest Living magazine.

(3 ratings)
yield 12 standard
prep time 25 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For caramel-banana muffins

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

How To Make caramel-banana muffins

  • 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.

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