Caramel Mocha Chip Banana Muffins

These Caramel Mocha Chip Banana Muffins are a delicious breakfast or after school snack.  Perfect treat for grabbing on the go.
Coffee and caramel give these banana muffins a fun and delicious twist! Perfect for breakfast or after school snacking! (photos updated April 2015)

I have a love/hate relationship with bananas. I love to eat them when they are green. I hate that they ripen so quickly on my counter. It’s a good thing I use a lot in smoothies and baked goods because once they turn yellow I won’t touch them with a ten foot pole. Plain that is…I don’t mind them mixed up with other things.

Like decadent yummy delicious over the top muffins :-)

Coffee and caramel give these banana muffins a fun and delicious twist! Perfect for breakfast or after school snacking!

Coffee and caramel give these banana muffins a fun and delicious twist! Perfect for breakfast or after school snacking!(original picture from 2011)

Last week I was peeling the over ripened bananas and putting them in freezer bags for future smoothies when my daughter asked if I could make her some banana bread. What is a mama to do when asked to bake some yumminess? That’s right! Stay up a little later than planned and make some treats for the girlie.

Now I did decide to go with muffins just because they bake so much faster than a thick loaf of bread. And who doesn’t like a little bit of chocolate chips in their muffins? I might have gone a little overboard creating these bad boys!!! A little bit of coffee, a little bit of chocolate, and a little bit of caramel.

These were by far my favorite banana muffin to date.

I know there are a ton of banana muffin recipes out there, but I hope you get a chance to make yourself some of these because who doesn’t want a healthy muffin loaded down with caramel and chocolate!

And they have coffee in them…the perfect pick-me-up anytime of day :-)

What are you waiting for? You definitely need these. Stat!!!!

Coffee and caramel give these banana muffins a fun and delicious twist! Perfect for breakfast or after school snacking!

Caramel Mocha Chip Banana Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20 muffins

Caramel Mocha Chip Banana Muffins

These banana muffins have a delicious coffee and caramel twist. Great for an on the go breakfast or after school snack.

Ingredients

1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3 ripened bananas, smashed
2 Tablespoons instant coffee
1 Tablespoon warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided
3/4 cup caramel baking bits

Instructions

  1. Dissolve the instant coffee in the warm water and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg, banana, coffee water, and vanilla and mix well. Stir the salt, baking powder and baking soda into the flour. Slowly start incorporating the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and caramel bits by hand. Fill 20 muffin liners with the batter. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Remove from the muffin tins right away and cool on wire racks completely. Store in a sealed container.

Notes

*You can also use toffee bits if you cannot find the caramel baking bits. **Let the muffins cool completely before trying to remove the paper liners.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2011/08/caramel-mocha-chip-banana-muffins/

Coffee and caramel give these banana muffins a fun and delicious twist! Perfect for breakfast or after school snacking!

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Comments

  1. says

    Coffee, now THAT is an ingredient I LOVE adding to pretty much everything. I am the only person on the planet who prefers brown, bruised, beaten up bananas. It’s true.

  2. says

    Oh, I had another question for yesterday! After I read your post, I was inspired and whipped up some goodies in the kitchen…so the question is:
    How do you keep from liking your fingers!???

    Love your stuff!
    nat
    doodlecraft.blogspot

  3. says

    I finally got a chance to make these, delicious! Unfortunately, I couldn’t manage to find caramel bits (I looked at 3 stores too!), so I substituted toffee pieces. Hopefully caramel bits will be a little more popular as we get into fall more and I can try this again in all of its glory.
    Very yummy, I’ll have to throw some in the freezer so I don’t eat them all in this weekend. And a perfect excuse to brew a fresh pot of coffee! The pooch also enjoyed it as the extra bananas were perfect for creating a special weight watchers treat for her. Thanks for all the great recipes!

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