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Caramelized Banana Muffins

Caramelized Banana Muffins

Why make banana muffins with raw bananas when you can make them with caramelized bananas?

If you haven't picked up on it by now, I have a lot of trouble leaving well enough alone when it comes to baking. Banana muffins are delicious, but caramelized banana muffins are even better!! One extra step adds so much more flavor and interest to the standard breakfast muffin! I came up with the idea in the middle of the night, believe it or not. I spent the previous day testing batches of regular banana muffins and they were good, but nothing special. Then it came to me! Caramelize the bananas first! Definitely a Kristin's Kitchen move.

So how does this caramelization happen? Well, first you will caramelize the bananas in a buttered skillet. Then you will stir in some brown sugar and rum (oh, yes). The bananas will be looking and smelling so fabulously tempting at this point! Those caramelized bananas get mashed up and incorporated into the batter just like they would with regular banana muffins. Lastly, these beauties get topped off with a nut crumble.

The rum will add a delicious subtle flavor to the muffins and won't over power the banana! If you don't want to add the rum, skip it and consider adding a touch of rum extract to the batter.


Caramelized Banana Muffins
Makes 12 muffins


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