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Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

I think these may just be my new favorite muffin. I loved the added depth of flavor and sweetness from the caramelized bananas–I can’t wait to try it in more recipes! These muffins are so moist, fluffy, sweet, and decadent. We all, my husband included, loved these delicious muffins! My kids have been extra excited to get one with breakfast for the past couple of days. Normally, I can usually resist eating the baked goods I make but I ended up eating one of these muffins. Who can resist caramelized banana muffins with cinnamon pecan crumb topping? Not me!

Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

How to Make Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

Heat the oven to broil. Place a rack near the top of the oven. Coat a baking sheet with tin foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray.

Place the banana halves cut side up on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the bananas.

Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

Place into the oven and broil, making sure to watch carefully, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown and caramelized. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers.

Combine together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; mix well.

In a separate bowl, with a hand mixer beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the sour cream, egg, and vanilla; beat until creamy and smooth. In two batches, first, add some of the flour, then add some of the milk and gently mix; repeat one more time until all of the ingredients are mixed and just combined.

Gently mash the bananas very well with a fork. Fold the mashed caramelized bananas into the batter.

Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups.

Make the cinnamon pecan crumb topping by combining the pecans, flour, sugar, salt, and butter together with your fingers until crumbly. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the muffin cups.

Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

Place into the oven and bake for 21-24 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for five minutes before moving to a rack to continue cooling. Enjoy!

Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

Caramelized Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Breads and Muffins
Servings: 12
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • Caramelized Banana Muffins:
  • 3 ripe bananas peeled & cut in half lengthwise
  • 1- 2 tbsp sugar to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk

  • Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tbsp cold unsalted butter diced

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to broil. Place a rack near the top of the oven.
  • Coat a baking sheet with tin foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray.
  • Place the banana halves cut side up on the baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the bananas.
  • Place into the oven and broil, making sure to watch carefully, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown and caramelized.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers.
  • Combine together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, with a hand mixer beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  • Add the sour cream, egg, and vanilla; beat until creamy and smooth.
  • In two batches, first add some of the flour, then add some of the milk and gently mix; repeat one more time until all of the ingredients are mixed and just combined.
  • Gently mash the bananas very well with a fork.
  • Fold the mashed caramelized bananas into the batter.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups.
  • Make the cinnamon pecan crumb topping by combining the pecans, flour, sugar, salt, and butter together with your fingers until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the muffin cups.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 21-24 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for five minutes before moving to a rack to continue cooling. Enjoy!
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8 Comments

  1. Terrific looking muffin! Love caramelized bananas (caramelized anything, really), so these really appeal. Good stuff — thanks.

  2. Why is it called Cinnamon topping and there is no cinnamon?

    1. I’m wondering the same thing actually? Is cinnamon added to the crumble and how much?

    2. Sorry! I typed this recipe when I was very tired. I have corrected it to add the cinnamon.

      Pam

  3. you introduced me to caramelized bananas and i can’t think of a better way to use them–GREAT topping!