Thursday, 18 February 2016

Banana Salted Caramel Muffins

Banana muffins have always been a favorite of mine and now I like them even more with the addition of salted caramel!


These muffins are super easy to make, are lovely and moist, and keep very well for a few days. They make a perfect breakfast in a hurry or lunchbox snack.


If you're not keen on the salty caramel, a regular caramel would work just as perfectly in this recipe.


I love baking with bananas. Not only do they taste delicious, they allow you to use both less butter and less sugar in the recipe. The browner your bananas get, the higher the proportion of natural simple sugars. This allows you to include a high level of natural, unrefined sweetness in your baking. Because bananas are of course very moist, less butter is also required for a muffin or cake with a lovely texture.


Banana Salted Caramel Muffins


Makes 12 muffins

2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
80 g butter, softened
2 large bananas, very ripe, mashed
2 eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup salted caramel

1. Preheat your oven to 180C (350F) and grease or line a 12 hole muffin pan.

2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the mashed bananas and salted caramel and mix until combined.

3. Sift in the flour and stir in the milk. Don't over mix, just mix until everything is combined.

4. Divide the batter between the holes of the muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops of the muffins spring back when pressed gently.

5. Once cooked, cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a cooling rack. 


20 comments:

  1. These muffins sound absolutely perfect!! I love the sweet banana paired with the salted caramel!! Great combo!

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  2. This is a whole new form of YUM! What a great combination you have put together here, Nicole; thanks for sharing this one!!!

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  3. Wow these sound good. Perfect for Easter festivities, I think! Yum!

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  4. You had me at banana muffin and then you added the salted caramel!

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  5. I'm such a sucker for salted caramel. I'll have a dish of that with a muffin on the side, please! ;)

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  6. What great idea to use salted caramel, I have to try these

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  7. Oh, my! I'm head over heels for this flavor combo - what a great idea! And I was just delighted to scroll down and see how short and very simple the ingredient list is, too - so easy! :D ~Shelley

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  8. Wow, love how the salted caramel transforms an ordinary banana muffin. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  9. How did you know I have been searching for an amazing new muffin recipe? Yours is the winner for sure...YUM!

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  10. Salted caramel - what part of that won't make something good? Love this idea.

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  11. Oh my! You have no idea how much I'm drooling right now!!!! Pinning!

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  12. Now I know what I am going to do with my ripe bananas! They look delish!

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  13. This is a very good idea! I have everything I need to make the caramel. Time to go get some bananas!

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  14. You had me at caramel! I would so enjoy these delightful muffins!

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  15. Salted caramel takes these muffins over the top! YUM!

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  16. I love baking with bananas too! These muffins look yum!

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  17. I don;t know if I should hug you or cry after seeing your Banana Salted Caramel Muffins...I am supposed to be watching my weight and now I just want to stare at your Banana Salted Caramel Muffins lol!!!

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  18. Oh, banana bread AND salted caramel? Looks awesome!

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  19. You have a delicious blog and these muffins look wonderful! I've never put caramel together with banana in a muffin, but it sounds perfect with a cup of coffee!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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