Banana Caramel Mini Muffins

IMG_3083You need to make something for a brunch, a small coffee gathering or just a Saturday morning. If you keep a cake mix in the pantry and a couple of bananas in the kitchen, you can always stir up these tasty tidbits.

Shortcut Spiced Banana Muffins

1 Spiced Cake Mix

2 large eggs

1/3 cup oil

¾ cup water

2 large ripe bananas, mashed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 mini loaf pans with non stick cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, stir all ingredients together until smooth and well mixed. Put into mini muffin pans and bake 8 minutes OR until toothpick comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm or cool. Top with Easy Caramel Frosting! Makes 45-55 small muffins depending on size of pans.

Easy Caramel Frosting

2 Tablespoons Butter

3 Tablespoons Milk

½ cup packed brown sugar

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, and mix in 3 tablespoons milk and brown sugar. Boil vigorously for 1 minute.

1 cup confectioners sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Remove from heat, and beat in 1/2 cup confectioners sugar. Cool slightly, and beat in the vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup confectioners sugar. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.

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