Easy Banana Caramel Muffins
I am still in my banana phase, this week I’ve made Banana Nut Muffins and Banana Pancakes. Today, I fused those 2 recipes into these easy and delicious Banana Caramel Muffins. All you have to do is toss everything in a blender and bake. They rise up beautifully and are super moist. You will never believe that these are Gluten Free!
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may have noticed my slight obsession with Dulce De Leche. It just so decadent and has a very deep vanilla flavor that just melts my heart. I could eat it by the spoonful. Dulce de Leche is definitely part of my latin roots.
These Banana Caramel Muffins have a predominant Banana taste with the sweetness of the caramel. I add a few sprinkles of Heath Bar pieces on top so they melt and create a beautiful crust. You can garnish them with a little Dulce De Leche if you’re serving them on a party or get together or omit the garnish if it’s for breakfast or brunch.
What I love most about this recipe, aside from the taste and simplicity, is how moist it stays. The inside bakes up so nicely with a wonderful texture that it would be impossible to achieve if you were using flour. I figure the banana and the egg have something to do with that. Don’t believe me? Here’s an open muffin:
See? that is one delicious and moist muffin. If you’re not a fan of caramel, you can substitute for a more american flavor: Peanut Butter. Omit the Dulce de Leche and add some PB – you can garnish with a little dab of jelly on top and you’ll have Banana Peanut Butter Jelly muffins. HMMM… This is giving me an idea for my next recipe.
I hope you can try these Banana Caramel Muffins at home. They whip up in seconds and bake in just minutes. Delicious, decadent and easy.
- 1 Ripe Banana sliced
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup of Dulce de Leche
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla
- Pieces Heath Bar optional
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Place all ingredients minus the Heath Bar pieces in the blender
Blend until smooth and all ingredients have been combined
Line a mini muffin tin with muffin paper liners (optional)
Pour batter into each crevice of the muffin tin. Fill all the way to the top
Sprinkle a few Heath Bar nibs
Bake for 16-20 minutes or until top is browned and muffins are cooked