Salted caramel is heaven for those of us who love the whole sweet and salty flavor profile. These banana muffins are the best recipe all by themselves but I took them to a whole new level with the streusel crumb topping and the generous drizzle of homemade salted caramel sauce. Don’t you dare make another batch of banana bread when you can whip up these gems of perfection instead!
Muffins for breakfast…one of my favorites, but then again, I pretty much adore all breakfast recipes because it is easily my favorite meal of the day. This Carrot Cake Zucchini Muffin is something special. Loaded with fresh carrots, zucchini, pineapple, and applesauce, the end result is perfectly dense and super moist. These muffins are a favorite with my kids as well but I guess the drizzle of icing on the top can win over most kids!
I needed something sweet and indulgent this week. I was one sad little Mom and these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins really filled a gap in my heart. Don’t judge….chocolate can do that for some people.
For the first time in 21 years, I do not have a little shadow “helping” me in everything I do during the day. My little baby girl began Kindergarten this week and it was a difficult moment when I had to drop her off on Monday morning. With six children, I can barely remember a time when there weren’t little hands making a mess of every room I just cleaned, or little eyes filled with tears because it was nap time, or little ouchies to kiss at every fall and bump of the head.
Are you tired of all the first day of school photos all over social media yet? If so, I am deeply sorry because I wouldn’t be a true “mommy blogger” if I didn’t share mine 🙂 Since I have six kids, I will spare you from scrolling through six different pictures of the cutest kids in the world. Instead, I created a collage of all six into one. You’re welcome.
Now that my proud mommy moment is finished, I will move on to what you are all really here to see…..the best blueberry muffins to ever come out of my oven. Wooooo Weeeee Momma were these good!
The browned butter creates an amazing richness, and a muffin wouldn’t be a muffin without a great streusel topping. They are moist, not overly sweet and just down-right perfect! Make a double batch and freeze some for later, but don’t tell your kids about the ones hiding in the freezer because you might discover them gone when you go to grab one for a quick breakfast. I speak from experience on this one, so trust me.
- 14 Tb butter
- 2/3 C buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 C flour
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 6 Tb cold butter
- 1 C flour
- 6 Tb sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line your muffin tins with papers. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and allow it to crackle and pop after it melts. It will turn a deep brown color once it begins to foam and this means it is browned and done. Pour into a bowl to cool.
- While the browned butter is cooling, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and fresh blueberries in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate medium sized bowl, beat together the buttermilk, eggs, yolks and vanilla. Once the browned butter has cooled, add it to the egg mixture. Pour it over the flour mixture and carefully fold the two together. Do NOT over mix or your muffins will turn out tough! You want it to just barely come together. Evenly divide the batter among the muffin tins.
- For the streusel topping, cut together the cold butter with the flour and sugar until the butter pieces are evenly small. Sprinkle a generous amount of the streusel over each muffin and bake for 25 minutes, or until the middle of the muffin springs back when you touch it. Allow the baked muffins to cool for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan to cool completely on a wire rack.