Blueberry Banana Muffin

Blueberry banana muffins are soft and moist. Banana gives a natural sweetness to the tender crumbs and tiny blueberries bake into a jammy consistency. These tall bakery-style muffins with golden tops will only take 30 minutes to make.

These blueberry banana muffins are soft and moist. Banana gives a natural sweetness to the tender crumbs and tiny blueberries bake into a jammy consistency. Tall bakery-style muffins with golden top will only take 30 minutes to make.

These Blueberry Banana muffins are quite regular at home, especially when fresh blueberries are in season and available in abundance. Sometimes I deliberately keep the bananas on the kitchen counter and let them overripe so that I can make them. Moist, fluffy, and light, these Banana Muffins taste amazing. These are perfect for a quick breakfast, but sweet enough to upgrade these to a delicious dessert.

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You will fall in love with these Blueberry banana muffins

If you are someone who can’t resist and always reach out to that tall golden dome bakery-style muffins, then I bet you will love these.

It is Inexpensive (especially when blueberries are in season), quick to make, not very sweet, and freezes well too. In every bite, you will get juicy blueberries that’s almost baked into a jam-like consistency.

Another good news is you can use frozen blueberries in a pinch. The muffins might look different in appearance but will taste equally good.

Secret to Tall Bakery Style Muffins

Muffins are not like cupcakes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be moist and soft. If you have the right recipe, soft fluffy muffins are just 30 minutes away.

The secret to my muffins is Greek yogurt/sour cream and baking soda. We know that baking soda is a leavening and Greek yogurt helps to activate the soda.

Wait, that’s not all. After you mix the batter, let it rest for 7-8 minutes for the baking soda and yogurt to start working. You will see the batter becomes more airy and light. I have tried portioning the batter immediately after mixing and put in the oven. But the muffins were significantly taller in the earlier case.

Last but not the list, for large tall muffins, I would strongly recommend using large muffin liners and fill the batter a little more than 3/4 th. The liner height will prevent the batter from spilling when baking, resulting in tall muffins.

Ingredients

  • Banana – large bananas with visible brown spots and very ripe. Ripe bananas are more sweeter and you can mash it effortlessly.
  • Blueberries– fresh blueberries, look for small or medium-sized ones.
  • Greek yogurt – Full-fat Greek yogurt or you can also substitute with sour cream.
  • Egg– Large egg
  • Butter– melted and measured. Bring into room temperature before adding.
  • Sugar– Regular castor sugar. If you are using light brown sugar, you might have to add 1/4 cup more.
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt – I never skip salt in sweet baked goods.

Variation

I sometimes add fresh lemon zest to it, as lemon and blueberry goes well together. Adding a teaspoon of Cinnamon also works.

Step by step – How to make Banana muffin with Blueberries

This is a one-bowl recipe and just needs a spatula to mix the batter.

  • Step 1– First thing first, mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Alternatively, you can directly shift the flour and other dry ingredients to wet mix prepared in the subsequent steps.
  • Step 2 – Peel bananas and mash them using a fork. If the bananas are ripe, fork would be enough. You could also use a potato masher.
  • Step 3– Halfway through mashing the banana, add sugar and mash again until the mixture is almost smooth. Few small chunks of banana is absolutely fine.
  • Step 5 – Next stir in egg, greek yogurt, and melted butter. Whisk until its mixed well.
Mix dry ingredients. Mash banana.
Add sugar, melted butter, egg, greek yogurt.
  • Step 5 – Add in the dry ingredients. I also add the blueberries at the same time. Using a spatula fold in the batter until no dry patch is left. Resist over-mixing.
  • Step 6 – Now for the tall baker-style muffins, rest the batter for 7-8 minutes and let the baking soda activate. You would see the batter puffy and airy.
Fold in dry mixture and blueberries to the wet mix.

Best Muffin Baking Tips

  • Make sure the bananas are ripe with brown patches. Ripe bananas will make a huge difference in the overall crumb and texture.
  • Try to use small and medium sized blueberries, so that they are distributed evenly.
  • Use tall muffin liners. so that the batter will rise without overflowing.
  • If using frozen blueberries, don’t thaw as they might bleed into the batter.
  • Take out the muffins as soon as they are out of the oven and let it cool on a wired rack. Keeping it longer in the tin, it will steam and turn soggy.
  • The liner will peel off clean, when the muffins have cooled down for at least 15 minutes.
Cross section of blueberry banana muffins showing soft crumb.

Storing the muffins

These muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days. The top might turn a little soft( not as crispy when it was right out of the oven). I usually line the bottom of the container with a kitchen tissue to absorb extra moisture.

Freezing

Would you like to make a big batch and freeze? Absolutely, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Wrap them individually in double layer of parchment paper and freeze.

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Blueberry Banana Muffin

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Secret to fluffy and moist muffins are greek yogurt and baking soda. Rest the batter after mixing to get tall bakery-style muffins ecerytime.
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sugar tightly Packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup melted butter
  • cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 cup Blueberry (more to put on top)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  • Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  • Mash ripe bananas with a fork. Add sugar and mash again any big chunk of banana.
  • Add egg, vanilla,melted butter and greek yogurt to the bowl. Mix well.
  • Fold in flour mixture, blueberries, and mix until dry ingredients are just combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Fill the muffin cups till the 3/4th mark. If using tall muffin liners, you can fill a little more than 3/4 th.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

Notes

  • You could use some fresh lemon zest or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon as a variation in flavor. 
  • Take out the muffins when they are out of the oven and let it cool on a wired rack. Keeping it longer in the tin, it will steam and turn soggy.
  • For some crunch, sprinkle crystal sugar on top before putting it into the oven. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. How much baking soda? All it says is 1/2.

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