Banana Muffins with a Coconut Vanilla Caramel Crumble Topping

I adapted these from the Barefoot Contessa’s Banana Crunch Muffins.  She is my idol if I were to have one.  I love the way her recipes are easy to follow and how effortlessly she appears to prepare even the most difficult recipes on her television shows.  They are the most relaxing shows I watch.

I totally adapted this recipe because I didn’t have most of the ingredients except some very black bananas.  Once the temperature warms up here bananas ripen very quickly – like overnight.  I could have made banana bread, but something different sounded more interesting.

I have taken to using the coffee creamers which are sugar-free.  The Vanilla-Caramel adds a delicious flavor with the coconut and bananas.  I used it in the crumble topping as if it was flour.  Since the original recipe called for ½ pound of butter and I used coconut oil I added a teaspoon of butter flavoring.  I prefer Wilton’s butter flavoring.

Anyway, I hope you try these and enjoy them.  I took them to work and they disappeared in about 30 minutes.  I didn’t get but a crumb from the topping.

Banana Caramel Muffins

Comments (8)

  1. Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

    Oh yum. I love coconut. And banana. This sounds like a great combo. I’m going to give your recipe a try. You’re before me at the the Foodterrific Foodtastic Friday. Have a great weekend.

  2. Deirdre

    YUM! Thank you for sharing this deliciousness on the photo friday blog hop! Have a great weekend and we hope to see you again next week on the link up!

  3. Pamela

    Anything coconut and I’m in! These look delicious. My husband isn’t fond of muffins but with this topping I think he will like them.

  4. Grandma Kc

    3 of my favorite ingredients and they do look yummy! Just stopping by from the Say it Saturday Linky Party. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Christi @ The Not So Perfect Mom

    Oh my goodness these look amazing!! Yum!! Need to try these- banana and coconut sound interesting, but good!

  6. April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    Your muffins sound delicious – love the crumble topping! What a great way to make banana muffins extra special!

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  8. Jennifer

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