Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.These muffins aren’t really the kind of muffin that you enjoy as a healthy breakfast. This is more of a decadent dessert muffin, or the perfect Sunday morning brunch indulgence. And oh my goodness, is it indulgent.

Despite all the sweet, delicious flavors going on here, one special ingredient stands out: the chocolate chips, but mostly because these are not any ordinary chocolate chips. These chocolate chips are filled with caramel. Seriously, each little chip has gooey caramel inside of it. These beauties are the product of Nestle Toll House, and the DelightFulls come in four flavors – caramel (mmm), peanut butter, mint, and cherry.

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.I got the caramel and peanut butter and I haven’t gotten the chance to bake with the peanut butter filled DelightFull‘s yet, but I stole a few from the bag and they’re understandably delicious. If you’ve been around here, you understand my obsession with all things chocolate and peanut butter, so they’re a clear winner for me. The caramel chips that I used here are my favorite though – the caramel is creamy, and gets all melty and luscious when baked. Click here to see tons of recipes using all four flavors of the DelightFulls!

Now, let’s talk all about these muffins. These are chocolate banana bread muffins, so they taste subtly banana-y with a healthy dose of cocoa powder to make it chocolatey, and of course to amp things up a bit, I put some dulce de leche in the center. This is optional – you can skip it to make these less dessert like. The caramel gets so luscious and melty in the middle of the muffins though and is such a wonderful sweet surprise. Especially with the caramel filled DelightFulls! This is like super moist chocolate banana bread with a good dose a sweet caramel goodness. These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

These are also so so easy to make. The batter takes all of about 5 minutes to stir together, and the muffins are baked in 20 minutes. I love quick and simple recipes that look so decadent and impressive! These sweet muffins are an impressive treat to serve any chocolate, caramel, or banana lover. Enjoy!

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

UPDATE: Nestle is giving away a $15 gift card to the winner’s choice between Target, Amazon, or Walmart so that all of YOU can try your own recipe using their new DelightFulls! Enter, simply head over to their DelightFulls recipe page and leave a comment below sharing which recipe you want to try first. Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below. It may take a few seconds to load. Giveaway closes on April 4th.
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Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 medium very ripe bananas (2/3 cup mashed)
  • ⅓ cup (66 grams) oil
  • ½ cup (95 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • ⅔ cup (82 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup thick caramel sauce or dulce de leche
  • 1 cup Nestle Toll House Caramel Filled DelightFulls
Directions
  1. Heat your oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Mash bananas in the bottom of a large bowl. Whisk in oil, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Whisk together baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder in a separate bowl and then add to banana mixture. Stir together all of the ingredients with a spoon until just combined. Stir in Nestle Toll House Caramel Filled DelightFulls.
  3. Fill liners ⅓ of the way full and add about 1 teaspoon of the caramel sauce to each liner, placing it in the center of the batter. Top with another scoop of batter so the liners are ⅔ full. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a tester or toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove from pan and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
  4. The banana bread will keep for up to 4 days at room temperature.

 This post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House. As always, all opinions are my own and I really do love the product!

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness perfect!! I have some dying bananas on my counter right now that desperately need to be used in these muffins!! Pinned!

  2. These look AMAZING! I love the caramel peeking out from the center. The filled morsels are so fun to bake with :)

  3. So that’s how you send already delicious banana bread right over the top – chocolate and caramel!! Yum!
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  4. Wait, caramel filled chocolate chips?! That is amazing! I have got to keep my eyes out for those. These banana bread muffins look delicious!

  5. Anything that ooey gooey on the inside MUST be amazing. What a cool product these delightfuls are!

  6. Omg I love those delight-fulls things! The peanut butter ones are so addictive. I don’t think I’ve tried the caramel ones yet! And CHOCOLATE banana bread muffins! What an awesome thing to pair with caramel filled chocolate chips! :)
    Beth @ bethcakes recently posted…Browned Butter Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread with Pecan SteuselMy Profile

  7. ooooh so chocolatey and fudgy and then BAM caramel filled goodness!

  8. That inside looks amazing and I am dying that you used the caramel filled chips! So much deliciousness :)
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  9. I love those filled chips. Aren’t they great in baked goods?! These muffins do look indulgent. I am swooning over the filling in the babies. YUM!
    Jen @ Bake by an Introvert recently posted…S’mores Cinnamon RollsMy Profile

  10. These muffins look incredible Rachel… & your photos capture the gooey center perfectly! I can’t wait to give Delightfulls a try. So much yum!! :D
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  11. I have no problem eating these for breakfast! A little extra sugar never hurt anyone, right? Lol. Love those caramel filled chips!
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  12. Excuse me as I wipe up the drool on my keyboard. These sound and look absolutely amazing!
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog recently posted…Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Stout CookiesMy Profile

  13. Rachel, these look amazing! I’m seriously drooling right now. I don’t think I could dream up a better muffin than this. Love it!
    Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch ShakeMy Profile

  14. I know I say this literally every single time I come here, but your desserts are KILLER!!!

  15. Oh my gosh!! Look at that gooey caramel! How perfect are these muffins I’ll take a dozen please!
    Annie @Maebells recently posted…Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Frozen YogurtMy Profile

  16. These muffins look so gooey and delicious, Rachel! Caramel makes everything better! :)
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  17. Whoa, these look AWESOME! Banana + Chocolate + Caramel + Muffin?!? I mean, what’s NOT to love here?! Pinned? Most definitely!
    Mandie | Mandie’s Kitchen recently posted…Peanut Butter Banana MuffinsMy Profile

  18. I love that we both made muffins that are basically cupcakes this week. Great minds! That ooey gooey center is just killing me!! I need it!
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  19. No words, just drool
    Sarah | Broma Bakery recently posted…Thin Mint MilkshakeMy Profile

  20. Whoa – look at that filling!! I wish I had one for dessert right now!
    Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking recently posted…Lemon Blueberry Quinoa GranolaMy Profile

  21. I’m so glad that indulgent muffins like this exist!!
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) recently posted…Maple Bacon Corn MuffinsMy Profile

  22. I like how you pretend these frosting-less cupcakes are muffins. ;) This is my kind of muffin! LOL! Sooooooo deeeelish. I’d definitely eat these for breakfast and not even regret it!! Yum!
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  23. Caramel filled-anything always wins in my book. And I love the idea of “dessert muffins”!
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  24. I totally should not be looking at all these posts during my lunch… now all I want are these super creative muffins, and all I have in my hand is an apple!
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  25. These look sooo amazingly delicious – especially with the melted caramel core! ♥
    It’s so great that something that looks like a lot of work is actually quite easy to make ^_^

  26. Julie Matek says:

    I would love to try the Dark chocolate fudge with mint filled delightfuls

  27. I want to try NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Caramel Filled DelightFulls™ Chocolate Chip Cookies

  28. I would love to try out the Ice Cream Cookie sandwiches! :)

  29. The Mini Pound Cakes with Mint Filled DelightFulls and “Blondie” Bars with Peanut Butter Filled DelightFulls are now on my to-bake list :)

  30. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to try the Almond Streusel Coffee Cake with Caramel Filled DelightFulls

  31. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    id like to try the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter Filled DelightFulls™ Chocolate Chip Cookies

  32. Janet W. says:

    I’d like to try the Meringue Drops with Mint Filled DelightFulls recipe.

  33. Charles Raisor says:

    caramel filled chocolate chip cookies

  34. I want to try the Almond Streusel Coffee Cake with Caramel Filled DelightFulls™

  35. Mindy Bel says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I would really like to try Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Filled DelightFulls™!

  36. John Thuku says:

    I would love to try this – SHORTBREAD THUMBPRINTS WITH PEANUT BUTTER FILLED DELIGHTFULLS

  37. I’d love to try the “Blondie” Bars with Peanut Butter Filled DelightFulls™

  38. I would like to try the mocha brownies with mint delightfulls.

  39. I would try the meringue drops with mint filled Delightfulls. Love meringue cookies.

  40. Lisa Walker says:

    I would definitely like to try the ice cream cookies. My kids would LOVE them!

  41. Andrea Amy says:

    I think I just gained 5 lbs looking at all those delicious recipes lol
    I really want to try the FILLED CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH MINT FILLED DELIGHTFULLS™
    They look soooo good :)

  42. I am most excited about the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Caramel Filled DelightFulls™ Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  43. Nikolina says:

    Would love to try Premier White Fudge with Cherry Flavored Filled DelightFull :)

  44. nicolthepickle says:

    I would love to try the Premier White Fudge with Cherry Flavored Filled DelightFulls™. The cherry filled ones sound amazing!

  45. Mindy Bel says:

    I really like Shortbread Thumbprints with Peanut Butter Filled DelightFulls™!

  46. Melissa says:

    i want to try the Premier White Fudge with Cherry Flavored Filled DelightFulls.

  47. Angela P. says:

    Your muffins look awesome! I love caramel. The buckeye candy recipe on the Nestle page look really good as well. I love peanut butter.

  48. Susan Smith says:

    I want to try the NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Caramel Filled DelightFulls Chocolate Chip Cookies

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