Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe is a yummy muffin recipe for breakfast, brunch, snacks, or Valentine’s Day, made with Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel Flavored Chips. So good, recipe makes 24 muffins!

Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe

Friends, I’m feeling nostalgic in the kitchen today, thinking about my mom. It happens from time to time. Quite honestly, rarely does a day go by where I don’t think about mom. It’s probably the Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe that I was making that brought it all on …

My mom taught me some of her recipes, but Betty Crocker also taught me :) But that was for baking and cooking. When it comes to hosting, I learned firsthand from mom, her personal triumphs, how to use the pressure cooker, how to preserve from the garden, put a roast in the oven on Sunday, and ultimately make a lot of dinner invites to share her cooking with others.

Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe

So much of what I learned from mom was connected to our home, with good food, and good eating!

I think mom would be so surprised if she were alive today, to know her baby girl is writing and cooking for a living. That makes me smile. So many who knew mom–my childhood friends, my sisters, dad, cousins and many of mom’s friends–agree with me that cooking is a high art.

If mom were here today, she’d want a black cup of coffee (Folgers would do), and would want a small sweet “nibble” to go with it.

I’m not sure why, but when I think of banana bread, I think of mom.

Probably because it’s one of the first recipes she taught me how to bake.

Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe

Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe

Today, Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe is made with Ghiradelli Chocolate Caramel Flavored Chips! But guess what? You can add whatever flavor is your favorite!

Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe

And the fun part of baking muffins is you can make them in seasonal muffin papers (pink for Valentine’s Day), and they are freezable!

Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe

I like to hold the muffin paper in my hand, and then add 1 large scoop. So much easier than trying to scoop it while in the muffin pan (it sticks and gets all messed up).

Don’t over bake!

I’ll end with this great quote that I just read …

No one who cooks cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice of menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers. –Laurie Colwin

Happy Monday!

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Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe


  • 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, about 3
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel Flavored Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pans for 24 muffins (either grease, or add muffin papers).
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; combine with the butter mixture.
  • Add the sour cream, bananas, vanilla and pecans; stir well. Gently stir in the chips.
  • Scoop into prepared muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes; serve!
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Sour Cream Caramel Banana Muffins Recipe

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