Caramel-Banana Muffins

Recipe from Midwest Living
Caramel-Banana Muffins
YIELD
12 standard or 6 jumbo muffins
PREP TIME
30 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and mashed (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons caramel-flavored ice cream topping
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Caramel-flavored ice cream topping (optional)
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How to Make Muffins

This breakfast staple is easy to make with a variety of flavors. Learn how to make muffins and you will be able to whip up a Sunday breakfast in no time.

Directions
1. 
Line 12 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or 6 jumbo (3 1/4-inch) muffin 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 an 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 to 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 2 1/2-inch muffin cup or 2 rounded tablespoons for each jumbo muffin cup). Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon caramel topping over batter in each cup (1 teaspoon for jumbo muffins). Top with remaining batter. If you like, top each muffin with 2 thin slices additional banana. Drizzle each with a little melted butter and sprinkle with remaining pecan mixture.
5. 
Bake in a 375 degrees oven for 18 to 20 minutes (22 to 24 minutes for jumbo) or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm drizzled with more caramel topping, if you like.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 222, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 38, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 29, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 17, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 243, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 28, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 172, Potassium (mg) 89, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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