Fudgy Banana Muffins with Caramel dipping sauce

Bite sized banana cake meets sticky caramel sauce as a perfect combination to end an evening, or start the day, or take to share or whenever you like…but beware – once you start you wont stop until they are all gone.  Alisha made hundreds of these in Rotorua one summer while she was a teenager – they are quick, easy and well worth an attempt – oh and you wont need to find somewhere to store leftovers muffins. Like all muffins, these are best served freshly made but can be baked in advance and frozen until required.  I have even served these muffins in individual dessert bowls with a scoop of ice-cream and the caramel sauce over the top…….

Fudgy Banana Muffins








  • 1½ Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¾ Cup mashed Banana
  • 1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150 grams Butter – melted & cooled
  • 70 grams toasted Pecan halves  (optional)


  1. Sift flour, baking Powder and Baking Soda into a large bowl
  2. Stir in the sugar – make a well in the centre.
  3. Beat Banana, Golden Syrup, Vanilla and eggs. Add butter and stir again
  4. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until just combined and still a bit lumpy looking.
  5. Fill well greased mini muffin tins ¾ full.  Decorate with half pecan if using.
  6. Bake at 220ºC for 12 minutes or until muffins are cooked.
  7. Cool in tins for 2 – 3 minutes, remove to plate and dust with icing sugar.
  8. Serve with a bowl of the caramel sauce.

Caramel Sauce

  • 100 grams Butter
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Cream
  1. Melt butter and sugar in microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cream and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. You can make this in a pot but watch it really carefully or it will burn.

Get your bake on people – these muffins are delicious and I hear that Queensland Bananas are the best.

Leftover sauce can be used as ice-cream topping.

Recipe and image from ‘Allyson Gofton’s Best-Ever Muffins’ – with slight alterations to original recipe.


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