Jumbo Banana Muffins with Caramel Drizzle – huge on flavor and size! The drizzle of caramel being the icing that tops the “muffin” makes this a decadent like muffin, but its lower in sugar and fat!

A few weeks ago I bought a Wilton Jumbo Muffin/Popover pan on clearance at JoAnn’s Fabric & Craft Store.  It happened to catch Grumpy’s eye and he pointed it out to me.  If it weren’t for him, I may have just overlooked it.  While I have wanted a popover pan, I haven’t been on a “mission” to find one.  However, Grumpy saw it and thought Jumbo Banana Muffins.  Of course, I had to accommodate his thought.  I admit, it took me a couple of weeks, but this morning I finally made him some muffins.  Am I ever happy that I did!  I didn’t realize how great that pan would work for Jumbo Muffins.

I thought for sure I wouldn’t like how they looked when they came out.  I also thought for sure that the pan was going to stick on me because I didn’t have jumbo muffin wrappers.  I was wrong.  It worked amazing without the wrappers.  So, not only was Grumpy happy when he got up this morning, I was happy because I had a success!

He loves banana walnut bread so I made these muffins with walnuts.  I didn’t have a lot of granulated sugar on hand so I used some Splenda Sugar Blend that I happened to have.  I made a caramel drizzle for this and while I thought about using the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, I decided against it.  While I love to use it in cooking, I felt it was going to be too dark for my liking when it came to a drizzle.  I went with regular Light Brown Sugar.  Oh heavenly yumminess.  Love this drizzle.  🙂  I have a feeling Grumpy did too!


Jumbo Banana Muffins with Caramel Drizzle
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 5 muffins
Banana muffins made with Splenda Sugar Blend
  • 1/4 cup Crisco solid shortening
  • 1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 medium sized ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Caramel Icing:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  1. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, cream shortening and Splenda Sugar blend together until fluffy. Add egg, banana and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into wet ingredients until just moistened.
  3. Stir in chopped walnuts.
  4. Scoop into Jumbo Muffin tin that has been coated with cooking spray until 2/3 full. Note: if like me you have a super jumbo pan, you can use two large cookie scoops per cup. This will only fill 5 cups. Bake at 350 for 28 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Jenne March 2, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    These are now on my to do list. My oldest would love these!

  2. April Mims March 2, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    I think I need a jumbo muffin/popover pan now too! These look amazing!

  3. Renee P March 4, 2014 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Caramel and banana…perfect combo! I wish I had some ripe bananas, I'd be making these right now!

  4. Rachael Monaco March 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Those look amazing! I may have to make up a batch to share for Easter brunch!

  5. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic September 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Those look fantastic. I want to reach through the screen and grab one to have for breakfast this morning.

  6. From Valeries Kitchen September 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I love the idea of using a popover pan. These look wonderful, Shelby!

  7. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads September 2, 2014 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    We are huge muffin lovers, and these ones look so delicious! Love banana!

  8. Jen September 3, 2014 at 5:06 am - Reply

    these delicious muffins need to be JUmBO! LOVE the combo of banana AND caramel drizzle – sounds divine!

  9. Anonymous October 31, 2019 at 8:29 pm - Reply


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