Banana Caramel Muffins

How lovely life is when enjoying a muffin and a cup of tea!

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I have an obsession for pastries and can eat them anytime. I love to wake up and have something a little sweet with a cup of coffee to start my day, and I am quite happy to repeat the process with a cup of tea for a snack in the afternoon. I adore these little muffins because they are quick to make and not overly sweet.

Ingredients for muffins:

  • 1 c. white flour
  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1/3 c. melted butter

Ingredients for caramel glaze:

  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • few Tbsp. half and half

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cupcake cups or line with cupcake papers.

Place the first 6 ingredients into a large bowl, stirring well. No one wants to bite into a muffin and get a taste of baking soda or baking powder that has not been blended through.

In another bowl, mash up the ripe bananas, then add the sugar, egg, and melted butter. Mix together, then add to the dry ingredients and mix the whole lot together. No need to overmix. Place into previously greased cupcake cups. I prefer using a cupcake pan rather than a muffin tin because the smaller size ensures even cooking, as well as producing smaller portions. Perfect for guilt free snacking, and sharing with friends!

Place on center rack in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, till done.

While the muffins are baking, prepare the caramel glaze by cooking together the butter and brown sugar until it begins to bubble. Add just a bit of half and half to make the glaze creamy and easy to drizzle. Save a couple off to the side for yourself, because chances are, these will not be around for long!

 

 

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