Just before I went on vacation recently, I somehow ended up with a LOT of ripe bananas. So I could either freeze them or bake something with them. I decided to do both. I froze some to use in smoothies later and also used some in these muffins!
As you can imagine, these Blueberry Banana Muffins are so good and moist, with both the bananas and blueberries, and the flavors together are great! And the batter has a rich buttery taste. It’s a great recipe for fresh blueberries…and those ripe bananas that always seem to be around! 🙂
BLUEBERRY BANANA MUFFINS adapted from Allrecipes
Makes 12 muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (if you substitute frozen blueberries, fold them in the batter at the end, after everything else is mixed together; your baking time may be slightly longer, too)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup mashed, very ripe bananas (2 to 3 bananas, depending on size)
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add in the blueberries, gently tossing them to coat them with flour; set aside.
In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla and mashed bananas.
Add flour/blueberry mixture to butter/sugar/egg mixture and stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into lined muffin cups, dividing batter evenly among the cups (your muffin cups will be almost full).
Bake for 21 to 24 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove from pan and serve warm or cool completely on a wire rack. Note: I think these taste best warm (after cooling for about 10 minutes).
Even though these muffins do brown quite a bit on top, they are not dry; they’re very soft and moist on the inside. And the browned muffin tops are also slightly crusty if you eat them warm, which I really liked! I took some of these along with me on my road trip vacation to visit family! Are you planning any road trips this summer?