Blueberry Banana Muffins
Blueberry banana muffins are soft, moist and sweet thanks to ripe bananas and fresh blueberries. They are ready in 30 minutes!
Blueberry banana muffins have so much flavor and the perfect tender texture. A little sprinkle of sugar on top creates the most delicious muffin top. These muffins come together quickly and couldn’t be easier to make. I suggest baking them at the beginning of the week and have them for a snack all week long!
Why you should make these blueberry banana muffins: They are ready in 30 minutes. It’s the perfect use of brown bananas. Fresh blueberries add a burst of natural sweetness, but frozen berries can be used in a pinch!
How to make blueberry banana muffins
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
- Whisk the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
- Whisk together the wet ingredients in a large bowl.Stir in mashed bananas. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Stir in the blueberries.
- Transfer batter to prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle sugar on top.
- Bake muffins for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with little to no crumbs.
Pro tip: Use an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin cups. It’s the perfect amount of batter!
When it comes to banana recipes, be sure to use brown bananas. The dark the banana peel is, the sweeter the banana will taste! Use room temperature ingredients so everything mixes together well and creates a consistent batter. When adding the dry ingredients, avoid over-stirring the batter otherwise the muffins will turn out dense.
For tall, fluffy muffins, be sure the oven is nice and hot. I like to wait 5 minutes after the oven beeps when it’s preheated before putting the muffins in. When the muffins come out of the oven, turn them on their sides in the pan so the bottoms don’t get soggy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, if using frozen blueberries, keep them in the freezer until ready to use. Toss them with some flour before adding to the batter. The batter may turn slightly purple, but the muffins will still taste delicious!
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line baking pan with aluminum foil. Place bananas (still in the peel) on the baking pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the peel is black. Let bananas cool, then scoop out the filling.
Yes, once the muffins have cooled completely, wrap them in plastic wrap and store in a ziploc bag or airtight container. The muffins will keep for up to 1 month.
Mashed bananas work so well in baking recipes. My favorite recently has been banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting. It’s so soft and tender with the best banana cinnamon flavor. A never-fail go-to is banana bread. It’s such a quick and easy recipe, plus you can add chocolate chips or nuts to the batter!
Blueberry banana muffins will be a favorite in your house for sure. Who can say no to a warm muffin right out of the oven—especially when the blueberries are bursting with flavor. If they last long enough, you can have them for snacking all week long.
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Blueberry Banana Muffins
- 2 ½ cups (312 g) all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup (113 g or 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- ½ cup full-fat sour cream or plain yogurt, room temperature
- ¼ cup milk, room temperature
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup (280 g) mashed bananas (about 2 ripe bananas)
- 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, sour cream, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in mashed banana.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Stir in blueberries.
- Using an ice cream scoop, divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Add a few blueberries to the top of the muffins for appearance. Sprinkle coarse sugar from high above the pan so it disperses evenly and is not concentrated in one spot on the muffin.
- Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with little to no crumbs. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes (it helps to turn them on their side so the bottoms don't get soggy). Serve warm or allow to cool completely.