Friday, May 18, 2012

I just made these  yesterday, and they are ALL GONE by TODAY.. seriously, these banana muffins just seemed to hit the sweet spot here at my house.. Hope you enjoy if you decide to make them!

Jumbo Caramel Banana Muffins ( Taste of Home Feb/Mar 2006)

1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 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

FROSTING

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted

PREHEAT oven to 350F
LINE 6 jumbo muffin cups with liners ( I used regular tins , Spray WELL )
In small bowl, cream shortening and sugar on HIGH speed for 2- 3 minutes
ADD egg and beat thoroughly
ADD mashed banana and vanilla blending just until combined

IN SMALL BOWL, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt
add dry ingredients to wet mixing only until combined
DIVIDE BATTER evenly between muffin cups
BAKE for 23-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. I needed the full 28 minutes
LET COOL in pan 5 minutes then transfer muffins to cooling rack

  Easy Caramel Frosting:

IN SMALL SAUCEPAN, melt butter over MED heat
WHISK in sugar and milk
CONTINUE whisking until mixture starts to take on a light brown color and comes to a rolling boil
REMOVE from heat and rapidly whisk in powdered sugar. Keep whisking until all lumps are removed
LET cool slightly
DIP MUFFIN tops into glaze or drizzle over muffins (use a spoon or a ziploc bag with the corner cut off)
enjoy! I am.. :)

2 comments:

Sarah (Nikki) said...

they look yum...something I'll have to try to make. Thanks for those recipes.

Quiltingranny said...

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