It’s an easy recipe to put together, and it’s also a great one for little helpers.
Although I was VERY generous pouring the caramel sauce over the muffins (because you can NEVER have too much caramel), there was still some leftover (what a shame!) so I just had to add even more to the muffin I just had to try!
I loved these, the muffins are really light and the salted caramel sauce is just divine. This is one recipe I will definitely make again, I think next time I will add chopped walnuts or pecans to make these even more incredible.
To make these sensational muffins, you will need:
1 ¾ cups plain flour
¾ cup caster sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup unsalted butter – melted
3 ripe large bananas mashed , plus one extra banana to decorate.
3 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease and line muffin tray (makes approximately 16 muffins).
– Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add the caster sugar and stir with a large metal spoon.
– Combine the milk, eggs, vanilla extract and bananas in a medium bowl and whisk together.
– Add milk mixture and melted butter to dry ingredients and gently fold together. Make sure you don’t over mix, the mixture will still be thick and lumpy.
– Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes until cooked through when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in tins for 5 minutes and then remove and place on a wire rack.
While the muffins are cooking you can make the caramel sauce. You will need:
75g unsalted butter
50 g brown sugar
50 g caster sugar
50g golden syrup
60mls double cream
Sea salt flakes
– In a medium saucepan, add the butter, brown sugar, caster sugar, golden syrup and cream and stir until melted over a medium heat.
– Allow sauce to simmer for approximately 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
– Spoon sauce over warm muffins, sprinkle with sea salt flakes and add slices of fresh banana.
** To help reduce mess, place a sheet of baking paper underneath the wire rack when spooning caramel sauce over muffins.
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