Jumbo Bananas Foster Muffins

A New Orleans classic in muffin form. This caramelized bananas are folded in brown sugar batter and covered with a cinnamon streusel.

You saw right, Bananas Foster Muffins. It is from a famous restaurant in New Orleans that has been around for almost 70 years.
Bananas Foster has flambeed bananas with rum in a caramel sauce, once it is nice and hot it is served with vanilla ice cream.
This recipe is a portable and less messy version of this famous and delicious dessert.
You can eat these as a dessert or you can have them on the go in the morning or afternoon for breakfast or a snack.

Recipes you may like:
Bananas Foster Pound Cake
Marbled Chocolate Orange Muffins
Oreo Cheesecake Doughnut Muffins


Jumbo Bananas Foster Muffins

Prep- 15 minutes
Baking- 18 to 22 minutes


Bananas Foster Muffins
4 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 3/4 cups Dark Brown Sugar, packed and divided
1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter, divided
3 to 4 Medium Bananas, sliced
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Milk
1 1/2 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt

Cinnamon Streusal Topping
1/2 cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar 
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, cubed and frozen
3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two jumbo muffins pans. Set aside.
2. Cinnamon Streusal Topping: In a medium bowl, combine frozen butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon until crumbly. Place in the freezer until use.
3. Bananas Foster Muffins: In a large bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup melted butter, 1 cup dark brown sugar for 2 to 3 minutes. Add in eggs and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Whisk until eggs are thoroughly combined.
4. In a large sauce pan, melt the last 3/4 cup butter. Once the butter is fully melted add in dark brown sugar. Bring that to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes.  Carefully add vanilla extract and let gently boil for 2 minutes.
5. Take the sauce off the heat and add in the slices bananas. Fold until thoroughly coated, place back on the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
6. Add the Bananas Foster sauce to the egg-sugar mixture then add in the flour mixture. Fold until flour is incorporated.
7. Fill 3/4 way prepared muffin tin then sprinkle the streusal topping.
8. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.
9. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 10 minutes then let cool on a wired rack completely. Store in a airtight container and a cool area.


  1. I'm going to be making these for breakfast tomorrow morning! I love bananas and I actually think the kids would eat these.

  2. Ooh, these sound delicious! It's high summer here in New Zealand and we have a bunch of bananas going bad so I'm going to whip up a batch this afternoon.

  3. I've just made a vegan version of these in the last couple of hours. My husband adores them! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    1. When did you put the milk in? I've read it through over and over but i can't find where it says... Help.

  4. These sound amazing! I just had Bananas Foster french toast over the weekend and I love the idea of a muffin version of this dessert.

  5. I could go for one of these right this minute. They sound so delicious -- and I'd love them for breakfast, and snack or dessert! Yum!

  6. I love banana muffins! They look so delicious!

  7. I'm such a sucker for all baked recipes that use banana. I like to make muffins on Sunday mornings so i can eat them while vegging out on the couch.

  8. These look so good. I make my son banana pancakes in the mornings. He would literally go bananas over this recipe!! Excited to try, maybe for dessert tonight!

  9. I love banana muffins! These look decadent! I'll have to try these for a yummy breakfast! xo - Kam

  10. These sound so yummy! I always forget about Mardi Gras‘s. I need to get better about celebrating all the holidays so my kids arent completely clueless!

  11. I have literally been craving muffins lately and these look so delicious I’m going to make them straight away!!

  12. definitely a yes for this recipe.. bananas always find their way into baked goods in my house

  13. These banana foster muffins look delicious! I love a good treat when the kids are sleeping. :)

  14. Love this idea!! Perfect for baking this weekend, thanks for sharing!

  15. These Banana Foster Muffins look and sound delicious. My kids are crazy about muffins and should love them.

  16. These muffins look amazing! My grandma loves anything banana so I will be sharing this with her!

  17. I’ve never had bananas foster before but it sounds delicious! I’ll definitely have to pin this for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

  18. My toddler would love this! His 2 favorite things are "bananas" and "Muffins"!

  19. Bananas are a great match for this cake. It tastes great

  20. My bananas in my backyard are starting to ripen. I will try this recipe today. Pictures look beautiful.


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