Caramelized Banana Muffins are the perfect blend of crusty brown top and a soft, moist center with an intense banana flavor. The aroma of delicious smells will permeate your house as it did mine.
My kids love banana bread but they both want different fillings. One likes chocolate and the other almonds and neither prefers them combined. So I started making my banana bread recipe into muffins.
Last weekend they both were cajoling to make some for them. But the bananas I had were not ripe and I had already depleted my reserve of frozen ripe bananas (I usually toss the ripe bananas into the freezer to use at a later date), so I had to come up with a plan to ripen them and fast. I remembered a post by Chef Steps that caramelized bananas in a pressure cooker for baking. I decided to change my banana bread recipe yet again.
The result were beautiful two kinds of Caramelized Banana Muffins – chocolate banana muffins and almond banana muffins with an amazingly intense banana flavor. Use Spiced Candied Pecans for a variation.