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Caramel Banana Muffins

Caramel Banana Muffins

I succeeded in making soft and fluffy muffins with a small amount of butter! These muffins are even fluffy when cooled, which is excellent. They're so tasty that I keep coming back to them repeatedly. Use fully ripened bananas.

Ingredients: 4 muffin cups

Unsalted Butter (or unsalted margarine)
50 g
Granulated sugar
40 g
Egg
1
☆Flour
80 g
☆Baking powder
3 g (1/2 teaspoon)
Milk
40 g
●Banana
1 (90 g)
●Granulated sugar
1/3 amount of banana (this time 30g)
●Water
about 1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Make the caramelized banana. Heat sugar and 1 tablespoon of water in a pot. When it begins to color, shake the pot to make a caramel color. Add chopped banana, and mash with a wooden spatula to mix.
2. Sift the ☆ ingredients. Bring butter, egg, and milk to room temperature. Preheat the oven at 180℃.
3. Put butter into a bowl. Mix until it becomes smooth. Add granulated sugar little by little. Mix with a whisk until the mixture is white and fluffy.
4. Add the beaten eggs slowly and mix well with a whisk. Use a rubber spatula from Step 5 onwards!
5. Add 1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, the rest of flour and caramel banana into the bowl, in order. Mix roughly. Stop mixing when it is no longer floury.
6. Scoop the batter with a spoon and transfer to the muffin cups. Once they bake for 25 minutes in a 180℃ oven, they're finished. If you use larger muffin cups, increase the baking time.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make soft, fluffy, buttery cake-like muffins with a small amount of butter, so I tried and tried and finally succeeded. Since I love this recipe so much, I want to keep it a secret. I bake these muffins in a variety of ways.