• Banana Nut Muffins Foster

    filed under: Muffins on December 1, 2010

    Quite a name huh?

    I was up pretty early this morning and thought I should make something special for the kids.  Banana nut muffins!

    So I searched and searched for a good recipe and finally stumbled upon this one from HubPages.



    Worlds Best (and Easiest!) Banana Nut Muffins

    (I am going to list the instructions just as they have them… I was able to actually follow them, and for me-a terrible recipe reader- that is awesome!)

    The ingredients are divided into “wet” and “dry” — the wet goes into one bowl, the dry into the other bowl:

    Banana Nut Muffins Foster


        Wet Ingredients

        • 1 or 2 ripe bananas (no, they don\'t need to be dark though if they're over-ripe, that\'s okay, too)
        • one egg
        • 1/3 c MELTED butter
        • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
        • 2 tbsp. strong coffee (if you don\'t have leftover coffee, you can use water)
        • milk or buttermilk -- enough to make 2 cups TOTAL of wet ingredients (if you use 3 bananas you may only need a few tablespoons; if you use one banana, you may need to add 2/3s cup or more)

        Dry Ingredients

        • 1 1/2 c of all-purpose flour
        • 3/4 c sugar
        • 1 tsp. salt
        • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
        • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
        • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
        • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
        • 1 c chopped walnuts


        1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
        2. The trick to a perfect banana nut muffin is in the mixing process. Combine the wet ingredients INTO the dry ones and mix to just combine. It should be lumpy and may even look like its not fully combined... and thats ok!
        3. Spoon batter into prepared muffins tins (or just use cupcakes liners) and bake for 20 minutes.


        Now… while these might possibly be one of the most moist and scrumptious muffins I ever had, I still wanted to kick it up a notch.

        I had this crazy notion of banana’s foster in my head… so I decided to make a lovely caramel sauce for them.


        I know…. bananas foster is a dessert, not a breakfast… but people have caramel for breakfast all the time!  Like in caramel rolls!

        And lots of other stuff I cant think of right now.

        The caramel was easy… why didn’t anyone ever tell me how easy caramel was?  I am now putting it over everything.

        Quick Caramel

        1/2 cup brown sugar

        2 tablespoons butter

        1 tsp vanilla

        (and I am going to tell you this next ingredient even though I dont recommend you using it… but I wanted a thinner consistency)

        1 tablespoon milk

        Stir on medium heat until you reach desired consistency and then spoon over warm muffins!

        Final result?



        Pure breakfast bliss.

        And now.

        Because I adore you and want you to always be giggling about something in life…

        I present you with…


        The Muffin Who Mocked Me.


        Have a great day!

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        I’d totally eat this for breakfast. This morning I had a twix.. that’s our little secret.. 😀

        These look scrumptious! And I LOVE the mocking muffin! How cute is that? LOL.

        So cute! I love that it is sticking its tongue out at the end, and the banana nut muffins foster? Yum. I would totally eat that for breakfast.

        HA! Love that muffin!


        Yummy! And thanks for the laugh with the last muffin… i am still smiling. 🙂
        Blessings, Kari

        I had banana ice cream foster tonight! We are more and more meant to be friends! This is crazy! yes, mine was ice cream and yours was a baked good, but we both ate banana foster without talking to each other!

        The caramel just sent this over the top. Wow do they look incredible! I love anything with banana, especially baked goods!

        These look delicious! Even the smug, smirky muffin-who-mocked-you.
        I hope you ate him. Just to get him back.
        Gorgeous photos, Amanda–comme toujours.

        That looks totally delish!
        I want some.

        Oh my goodness! This is a great recipe that I can’t WAIT to try. But that one mocking you is hilarious!!!

        Caramel for breakfast!! Blissful indeed. Love that wire basket girl! XO oh & the genius Foster sauce idea!

        Send the mocking muffin here. I’ll straighten it out! Those look yummy. I have overripe banans I need to use on my counter… but I think they may sadly be destined for the compost pile. When it comes to choosing between spotty banans and my sanity, my sanity wins. I don’t know how you do it all!

        That sauce just sent these muffins into the super duper delicious category!

        Oh my – that caramel over the muffins? Brilliant idea!

        I can honestly say, I have never seen a muffin stick its tongue out before! Sheesh! I didn’t even know muffins had mouths.
        Thanks for the laugh. *wink*

        I would eat it for breakfast in a heart beat! Looks yummy with the caramel sauce. Well it looked yummy BEFORE the caramel sauce. As for that last picture. I would have frosted the top, left the tongue hanging out and put eyes on it! LOL It is just too cute! That even got a laugh out of my hubby!

        Ha ha… I like that last muffin! here’s something I’m going to try at home. Do you think leaving the nuts out will be ok??

        LOL….love your mocking muffin! 😉
        And THAT is my kind of breakfast!!!

        Strong coffee?! That’s what my muffins have been missing all this time! I’m totally going to have to try that.
        And that mocking-you-muffin? Too funny!! I hope you mocked it right back and smothered it in caramel sauce, which IS ok for breakfast, though usually reserved for Saturday breakfasts around here 🙂

        I was giving this recipe a try, and got all the way to the put-in-muffin-tins part, before I remembered I’d thrown my ancient muffin tin away! So, I want to report that this also makes a really good banana bread…:) Thanks for sharing!

        love the mocking muffin! totally made me giggle. what attention to detail you have. i can’t say i’ve examined the top of ever muffin i’ve ever made. just reminding you how “special” you are! 😉

        Love the coffee touch to these cuties!

        reading over your recipes makes me wanna bake. thank you for sharing.

        Don't Pass on Dessert!