These Banana Blueberry Muffins have mashed bananas and fresh blueberries for a slightly sweet, ultra moist treat! Perfect for breakfast, a snack or healthy dessert!
Why You Will Love These Banana Blueberry Muffins
- EASY AND SIMPLE RECIPE – With just a handful of common ingredients, we are willing to be you have most of what you need for this recipe in your pantry right now! This recipe is great for beginning bakers or to let the kids help with!
- VERSATILE – Great for an on-the-go breakfast, tasty snack or even a dessert! Make a batch of these on Sunday afternoon and enjoy them throughout the week!
- DELICIOUS – We LOVE to bake with banana! It always makes everything so moist! And add the fresh blueberries for a fresh, sweet and perfectly tart finish!
Banana Blueberry Muffins Recipe
For step-by-step instructions, check out the printable recipe card below. But here is what you’ll need to get started:
- BAKING SODA
- RIPE BANANA
- VEGETABLE OIL
Can You Freeze These Muffins?
Yep! This is one of the reasons this is such an awesome “make ahead” recipe! You can make these anytime and put them in the freezer to take out whenever you may need them. Just let the muffins cool completely. Then individually wrap them in aluminum foil and put them into a freezer bag. I like to put the date I baked them on the bag. They should be good for 3-4 months.
Simply take them out the night before you want to eat them. Or, you can wrap them in a damp paper towel and put them in the microwave for 30 seconds!
Can You Use Frozen Blueberries When Baking Muffins?
We love to use fresh, juicy blueberries in our recipes. But, depending on where you live and what time of year it is, this can be hard. If all you can get your hands on is frozen blueberries, don’t worry at all! It will just take a little prep work.
First, rinse your frozen blueberries in cold water until you don’t see as much blue color going down the drain. Then, simply pat them with some dry paper towels. Then you are ready to bake!
Notes, Tips and FAQs
- CAN YOU USE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR? – You can sub out half of the All Purpose Flour for Whole Wheat Flour. I wouldn’t completely take away all of the “white” flour, but going half and half can work if you want to reduce your white flour intake.
- CAN YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN-FREE? – Yep! Just add gluten-free flour to make this compliant with gluten free diets.
- WHY ARE MY MUFFINS STICKING TO THE PAN? – Make sure you spray the muffin pan with Cooking Spray! Or, better yet, use muffin paper liners.
- You can substitute the white sugar for 1/4 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
- HEALTHY MUFFINS? – Another way to make these Banana Blueberry Muffins a little healthier is change the milk. You can use any sort of milk for this recipe. Skim, 1%, 2%, Almond Milk, Vanilla Almond Milk, Soy Milk, etc..
- DON’T OVER MIX – You really want to just mix it until the dry ingredients are just combined with the wet ingredients. This is how you can ensure that fluffy, most result you are looking for.
- ADD CHOCOLATE – Ummmm…. add chocolate chips! Right? You can never go wrong with adding some chocolate chips. I just wouldn’t add to many to compete with the blueberries.
- MUFFIN TOPPINGS – There is nothing wrong with adding a topping to your muffin! You can sprinkle some sugar on top. Add a streusel before baking or add a glaze! Check out some easy muffin topping recipes below!
- BEST WAY TO MUSH A BANANA? – Nothing fancy, we just use a fork!
EASY STREUSEL TOPPING RECIPE:
- 1 CUP FLOUR
- 1/2 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
- 4 TBSP MELTED UNSALTED BUTTER
Mix ingredients together and put on top of muffins before baking.
EASY GLAZE RECIPE:
- 1/2 CUP CONFECTIONERS (POWDERED) SUGAR
- TBSP MILK
Mix together in small bowl and drizzle over muffins after they have cooled.
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Easy Banana Blueberry Muffin Recipe
- 2 cups flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup mashed banana
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup blueberries
- decorative sparkling sugar for topping optional
- Preheat oven to 400 and grease a 12 cup muffin pan. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda and mix well. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mash banana and add egg, milk, oil and sugar and mix well.
- Stir in dry flour mixture just until combined.
- Fold in blueberries.
- Use a 3 tablespoon portion scoop to divide batter equally in 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle tops with sparkling sugar if desired.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan and cooling completely before serving.
Comments & Reviews
I made these for 4th of July… wonderful ❣️😊 easy to make and for summer perfect 👍❤️ we usually always have fresh blueberries and bananas…
I’m so glad you like this recipe!
Should I add the egg or no?
Yes, I just updated the recipe card. Thank you!
Made these last night, came out delicious!
I’m so happy you enjoyed them!
Very good and easy recipe. Will definitely make again. We have a blueberry plant nursery so they are always fresh or in our freezer here. Thanks
I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Having a blueberry plant nursery sounds amazing!
Deanna G says
Is it ok to use frozen blueberries?
Made these tonight. They are delicious! Definitely a keeper.
I’m so excited that you enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing!
Just put these in the oven and they smell delicious. However, I was concerned about calories in each muffin. I had made 14 instead of 12. The total calories with all ingredients is 2345 divided by 14 is over 167, not 86 as the site states.
Good to know for those calorie conscious
I will look into that. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Vicky C. says
Delicious blending of fruit. However, I wish I had added a few more blueberries since I got 18 muffins instead of 12. Will definitely make these again.
Thank you for the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the recipe.
Great receipe and they are wonderful.. can I freeze them? I saved this recipes great job and thank you
Thanks so much for the comment! Yes, Muffins freeze and reheat great! Just make sure they are fully cooled and wrap them tightly in aluminum foil, freezer wrap or both. I usually just take mine out of the freezer the night before I’m planning on eating it and thaw it at room temp.
Made these muffins and I doubled it so ended up adding 5 tsp of baking soda. My muffins turned out having a peak Weird looki g
These are amazing! My kids and I love them! Will be making these for now on.
Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed them!
I will be filing this under my eggless recipes. My daughter has a severe egg allergy. I decided to try this since it only required one egg. I omitted the egg and I did not change anything else. They came out perfect.
I am so glad it worked for you! Thank you for sharing!
April Lee says
Hey friend! You can also substitute egg with flaxseed in any recipe!
Hello. Sorry, we aren’t sure about that.
Hi! Can I use butter instead of oil?
Yes, you could.
These are so tasty! I have made them a few times and they always turn out delicious. I use unsweetened almond milk and whole wheat flour with no issues at all
That is so great! Thanks so much for the comment!
Jennifer Raposo says
Thank you for sharing your lovely recipe. Never quite had my muffins rise up like that. Taste is great not too sweet. Yummy
Thanks so much for the comment! Glad you enjoyed them!
Can you make a banana bread out of this
Doubled the recipe. Reduced sugar from 1 1/3 cup sugar to 1 1/4 cups, add teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla.
I have all of the ingredients to make these these now… they sound amazing! However I had a question. I always use paper liners in the muffin pan but this recipe specifies oil. Can I use paper liners?
Sure! You can always use paper liners!
April Lee says
Y’all I am just now trying this – they are in the oven! I substituted regular flour with Kodiak power flower – 10 g of protein per 4th of a cup! I also substituted some of the flour for rolled oats and flaxseed. I added a dash of vanilla and I also added some walnuts and almonds. Oh – I substituted the syrup with honey and I plan to sprinkle the top with a little crystallized sugar!
Made today delicious any ideas how many calories in each 💋