Jumbo Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- CARAMEL ICING:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
- 2. Fill paper-lined jumbo muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- 3. For icing, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk; bring to a boil. Cool slightly. Beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag and drizzle over muffins. Yield: 6 muffins.
1 each: 490 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 364mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (62g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Jumbo Caramel Banana Muffins
"Just finished these and tasted them. They are very moist and delicious! I also made them into 12 smaller ones."
"Yes, these are very good! I made the frosting, but probably didn't need to have it. Will definitely make again. Very moist and love the texture."
"As a Volunteer Field Editor, I enjoy testing different recipes. These are fanstastic! Had to use butter because I realized I didn't have shortening when I was ready I make them. Best eaten day of baking because the frosting will get kind of gloppy the next day from the moisture Iof the muffins. Still taste great but don't look as nice if you're planning to take them somewhere. They don't even need the frosting, but it's very good and does set them apart from other banana muffin recipes. I made 12 regular size muffins. They were still quite large and rose up nicely."
"Good, moist muffin. The kids loved the caramel icing. Made them regular sized and cooked for 20 min. Definitely will be making these again!"
"These are seriously delicious...."
"These muffins are definitely a favorite in our house! I make them as regular size muffins and as mini. I always double the muffin recipe, but not the icing as it makes plenty. The muffins are good without icing, but I usually use it, as it is what sets them apart. However, the icing is difficult to work with, as it sets up very quickly. I usually just drizzle it over the muffins using the icing spatula. If it has gotten too thick, I'll just spread it on. Not as attractive, but just as delicious. These muffins disappear FAST!"
"Seriously the best muffins I've ever had! They were so moist and flavorful and delicious! I did NOT put the caramel icing on top as these are already plenty sweet. What I did do though was sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar on them before baking and it just kinda melted into the muffin with a little bit of a crispy topping! It was so good! I can't wait for my next batch and for my bananas to go brown lol"
"These banana muffins are some of the best I've ever eaten!"
"Very yummy muffins! I haven't made the frosting yet but they are really good all on their own - tops went crispy and I LOVE that. Made 12 regular sized muffins and they took 19 mins to bake."
"I thought these were ok. I did use 12 regular size muffins, and added one more banana. I liked the muffins without the frosting. I am awful with frosting though, so I am sure it is something that I did. They are very sweet, so don't use more that a little on each muffin."
"These are absolutely delicious!!!!!"
"I was expecting amazing, and these weren't. I made 14 regular size cupcakes, and 20 minutes was too long. I should have checked them at 18 minutes. I still rated three stars because of the flavor. The Makeover Banana Nut bread, was more moist and I gave it five stars."
"We loved these! I added 1 tsp. baking powder and they were very light and tender. I baked 12 standard size muffins."
"This recipe was awesome. My girls loved them!!!"
"These were extremely good. I mixed the recipe exactly as posted, but baked 12 standard size for 21 minutes. Great banana flavor in the muffins and delicious caramel flavor in the frosting. Next time, I might even try a mini-muffin size since the taste was so big. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because I have a carrot muffin recipe and a banana bread pudding recipe that are my personal all-time favorites (which, by the way, I need to submit to TOH someday!)."
"I would tweak this recipe slightly by not piping it all. The caramel icing is a bit much. Instead, you can use 2 tbsp. butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 milk. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Brush on warm muffins with a pastry brush. The addition of confectioners sugar seems to make it too sweet...there is quite enough with the brown sugar!"
"These muffins are EXCELLENT!! My children all love them and the icing just made them better. We will be making these for many years to come. Oh, and they freeze very well!"
"This is a great recipe as is. I don't feel like it would be right for me to make changes and then rate the recipe, so the other suggestions I saw - cinnamon, nuts, etc. - will be tried in future batches. We also had a problem with the caramel mixture, but my 10 year old daughter made it to help out, so I'm sure it was an error on our part."
"Made these as a way to use up bananas, and myself and the kids loved them. The icing totally makes it!"
"I made 9 large muffins. They came out excellent; very moist and delicious. There was a lot of icing, so the next time I make them, I'll just spread the icing on with a knife rather than drizzle it on."
"Bakingymnast: you must have done something wrong if the caramel frosting broke and fell off the muffin. Try doing exactly as the recipe says and if it's too stiff, add a little more milk before placing it in the plastic bag. It worked deliciously for me!"
"These were very good. Thanks. Glad to have another recipe besides banana bread as a way to use up bananas. The icing addition was great."
"I should also mention that I reduced the sugar to 2/3 cup and it was plenty sweet."
"Hmm, the muffin was good. However, the caramel really threw me off. When I stuck it in the ziplock bag, the bag was very hot and I actually burned myself! But if I let it cool down, the caramel would harden and woulldn't squeeze out of the bag. When I was able to drizzle it over the muffins, it hardened onto the muffins. When you bit into them, the caramel would break off in little pieces and didn't stick to the muffin. It did have a nice taste with the banana though, but I wouldn't make these again."
"These are SO moist and delicious. And easy! Definitely don't put more frosting on than pictured, I made it with less powdered sugar and its still very sweet. But don't skip it, either, it is a perfect addition! 8D"
"Great recipe, very moist, I added cinnamon and walnuts and made 12 regular sized muffins. They didn't last long!"
"These muffins are so good they are life changing!!! :)"
"These are the best muffins and so moist!! The frosting really adds to the flavor of the muffins. These never last long whenever I make these!"
"I love making these muffins for my family. In my version, I use 3/4 cup sugar and add 1/2 tsp cinnamon. I bake them in 12 regular sized muffin pan. And don't bother with the icing, unless it's for a special occasion."
"These are wonderful and tasty! I added a cup of walnuts, needless to say my husband was very satisfied!"
"Only one word - FANTASTIC! easy to make and they came out perfect."
"Yum! These are now my favorite banana muffins. I added about 1/2 cup pecans for a little crunch."
"This is a wonderful recipe! I did try the caramel and it is good, but it just made the muffins too sweet for me. So I have skipped that, and I also just used the reg. muffin cups. The changes I made though, believe it or not made this recipe which is great in itself even better if that is possible... I added 1 tsp. cinnamon and when mixing in the dry ingredients I added 1/2 cup of apple juice. The cinnamon makes them smell so amazing and taste so yummy, the apple juice you don't taste but makes them oh so moist! This isn't a dry recipe to begin with, but the juice just made it even better! I am now on a baking frenzy and am baking a ton of these for my kids! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!"
"These are soooooo yummy. I used butter flavored Crisco, and made 12 muffins instead of six, in the regular-sized muffins tin. The caramel icing was the perfect touch. They're really like cupcakes more so than muffins, but....who cares? Delicious!!"
"This recipie is awesome for muffin lovers and for people that don't particularly like them. Make your breakfast witha bit of caramel this time!!"
"My new favorite recipe! The only change I made was to add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. And instead of making muffins, I poured it into a bread pan and made a loaf of bread, baking it about 1 hour. Today I multiplied the recipe 4 times and did 4 loaves. We usually have to add raisins and/or nuts to banana bread but not with this recipe! It is perfect just the way it is, and I didn't even make the caramel topping! If I could rate this 7 stars I would."
"I MADE THIS AGAIN AND THIS TIME I USED MARGRINE, BROWN SUGAR, VANILLA AND MAPLE EXTRACT, CINNAMON & WALNUTS. I JUST REALIZED I NEVER PUT AN EGG IN IT. BUT IT TURNED OUT YUMMY. CHEWY, MOIST SOFT & FLAVORFUL... AND easy!"
"very good, I love caramel icing so I loaded each cupcake w/ it but Ive found its better to just use the same amount as what is pictured or it will be too sweet. Also, I used regular sized cupcake sheets and baked them for 20 min. Delicious!!!"
"I actually doubled the icing recipe and double dipped each of the muffins into the mixture. It was a delight! My husband doesn't normally like banana bread things, but this one he loved."
"Excellent recipe! I used regular size muffin tins coated with nonstick spray and they turned out great. I baked them for 18 minutes. May try to lighten up the recipe next time using egg whites and less sugar but was great none the less as written!"
"THESE MUFFINS JUST TASTED LIKE BANANA bread, NOTHING SPECIAL. I TRIED TO MAKE THE ICING, BUT MESSED THAT UP, SO I SPRINKLED WITH POWDERED SUGAR. I ADDED CHOPPED PECANS OR IT WOULD OF BEEN TOO BORING. I WILL MAKE THEM AGAIN WITH BUTTER FLAVORED CRISCO TO ADD MORE FLAVOR. THIS RECIPE IS SUPER easy AND THAT'S WHY ITS A KEEPER. I ALWAYS NEED A quick ONE TO USE UP RIPE BANANAS!"
"Very yummy. I brought them to work and impressed my coworkers."
"My husband and kids love these muffins. My sister in law ate 3 of the ones I made for my father in law (and the rest of the family) the day after Christmas and snuck home some more! We always make regular size muffins (16 minutes) and I have never gotten around to making the frosting, I just never figured the kids needed it."
"These are by far the best banana muffins I have had in a long time! They came out perfectly fluffy and moist! The caramel icing on top is the perfect sweet touch. These are a new family favorite!"
"These are so good! I put a caramel soft chew candy in the center of each one before baking. Dont push them down too far in the batter though. This made for a yummy surprise!"
"These are amazing muffins. They were so moist and dense. Perfect. I live in a high altitude area so I left mine in the oven for almost 3-5 minutes longer. I thought they were great without the icing but it also added that little something. Wonderful!My friend called me when I left here a plate of muffins. I wasn't even home yet and she called raving about the muffins."
"I put the batter in a loaf pan and it turned out wonderful. I didn't put the icing on it because I didn't want to add the extra calories to the bread."
"I agree this is a great recipe. The drizzled icing is perfect touch to make it brunchworthy!"
"I'm always looking for ways to use up ripe bananas - this will go to the top of the list! very light and yummy! Thanks for sharing!"
"I tried the frosting, it was excellent. It was more of a penuche flavor than caramel. I also thinned it a little with some cream."
"Excellent recipe! I made the smaller muffins and I look forward to making loaves. These are so delish...no icing is needed :) Thanks Katherine !"
"These are great!! Alot of banana flavor and very moist. They taste just like what my grandma used to make. It makes a great banana loaf too, just make sure it is kinda thin or it wont bake."
"Wow, these are so good."