Salted Caramel Banana Nut Muffins take banana muffins to another world!

I woke up with an undeniable craving for banana muffins the other morning and I had an idea to make them over-the-top delicious. I could taste them long before I even got into my kitchen to make them. Let me just tell you… they were every bit as good as I’d imagined. Each bite was absolutely glorious. A blend of sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, ooey and gooey at its very best.

Salted Caramel Banana Nut Muffins.

Just the name alone makes my mouth water.

I knew as soon as my husband looked up from his first bite that I’d be hard pressed to make banana muffin any other way again.

I can’t wait to hear how you like them.

Salted Caramel Banana Nut Muffin Recipe


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Salted Caramel Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Salted Caramel Banana Nut Muffins take banana muffins to another world!
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 overly ripened bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts

For the salted caramel

  • 5 ounces caramel candies unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • sprinkle fine sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare 12-cup muffin tins with nonstick baking spray or lightly coat with softened butter.
  • Sift together dry ingredients of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream together bananas and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time until creamy. Then, add melted butter and incorporate completely. Add vanilla.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in walnuts. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Fill each muffin tin three-fourths full. With the back of a spoon, make a small indention into the center of the batter.
  • Prepare salted caramel by adding caramels and heavy cream to microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 1 minute at 60%, until caramels just begin to melt. Stir until smooth. Sprinkle in sea salt and stir to combine.
  • Spoon one teaspoon of salted caramel into the indention of the muffin batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 3 minutes before removing from muffin tins. Allow to cool further to prevent any issues with the hot melted caramel.
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Now, go make these muffins for someone you love. Go make them for yourself. Go make them for all that is right in this world!

Love ya,
Robyn xoxo

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43 Comments Leave a comment or review

    1. Aren’t banana muffins the best? And with that salted caramel – oh my word, Brenda. Can’t wait to hear how you like them.

  1. I’m with you, just the name alone has me salivating! And, I’m so NOT making these for loved ones. I’m making them all for my selfish little self. 🙂

    1. I’ll make them the next time we get together. Speaking of which, we really should soon. I haven’t seen you in for-evah!

    1. Isn’t that middle just amazing looking? It tastes even better!!! I can’t wait to hear how you like these.

  2. These look absolutely fantastic!! WOW!! Love the idea of doing the salted caramel in microwave. One question – does the salt go in before or after melting caramels with cream…or does it matter???? Another great recipe. Thanks Robyn – have a good week!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Mary. Thanks for mentioning the salt for the salted caramel. I reread the instructions and saw where that was confusing. You sprinkle in the sea salt after you have melted the caramel.

    1. Right, you’ll never go back. Or at least, I don’t think I ever will again. I don’t think my family will let me make them any other way now. 🙂

  3. wow, these look absolutely amazing. I didn’t like carmel until two nights ago when I had a carmel tart and now I can’t stop thinking about it! Will be trying this for Memorial Day.

  4. I made these last night and they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I used Werther’s Original caramels and they worked nicely. There is only one small detail that you may or may not have left out of the recipe. After placing the caramel mixture inside the indentions, I topped each muffin with another tablespoon of batter. It looks like you did that in your recipe too from the picture, but I’m not sure. Anyway, awesome muffins!

  5. Was searching for a way to use up my ripe bananas & found your recipe!! Will be making these soon except with a handful of chocolate chips instead of nuts!!

  6. I made these yesterday and they were lovely. I am a baking beginner and would like to make this recipe but as a ‘loaf’ rather than muffins. Would I need to make adjustments to the recipe to achieve this?


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