Homemade Banana Blueberry muffins with REAL ingredients are perfect for a quick, easy treat. Whip em up for breakfast or simple snacks.
These muffins are chock full of blueberries and bananas. Use up your ripe bananas. Your family will love you for it.
This is a very quick and adaptable banana bread muffin recipe.
We have tips and notes on alternatives for this recipe.
More Banana and Blueberry Recipes:
We have LOTS of banana recipes. A few or our favorites are, Banana nut bread, Banana Nut Muffins, Banoffee Pie, Banana Split Dessert and a yummy Banana Berry Trifle dessert.
Search our blog for banana to find MORE yummy ways to use up your ripe bananas.
Banana Blueberry Muffins Recipe:
Use Ripe Bananas:
It can be tough to come up with three ripe bananas on a whim. Even at the grocery they are not always available.
The produce departments do help us out when they can. I often find the over ripe bananas in a box next to the banana displays.
TIP: Do NOT use overly green bananas. Very ripe bananas are full of natural sugary banana flavor. You want that.
Yes, you can even use the REALLY ripe ones that are nearly transparent from ripening.
These are the bananas with disgusting brown mottled skins. They make GREAT breads and muffins.
Ripe bananas are also soft. DON’T Mash bananas when they are too green. It’s REALLY difficult to get the preferred liquid texture that blends well and gives a perfect muffin.
This is how they should look when mashed.
Use EITHER fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe.
- Frozen berries are available all through the year.
- Blueberries retain ALL nutrients when properly frozen.
- Frozen berries are very easy to use in this recipe and many others. Just dump them in from your freezer bag. No thawing needed.
- We used fresh blueberries. Fresh berries are in season just now. They worked wonderfully.
Why do my blueberry banana Muffins Turn Blue?
When you make these muffins be GENTLE if you want clean muffin batter.
This may also be a good reason to use plump fresh berries. Fresh berries added with a gentle hand will not break and leak into your batter.
Using a stand mixer or hand held electric mixer will burst the berries. Fold the berries in by hand GENTLY at the very end if using a mixer.
Frozen berries (or canned) may leak blueberry juice into the batter. This creates blue muffins. You can mitigate this somewhat by rinsing and drying the berries before adding them to your batter.
Take a Look at our blueberry lemon muffins to see how this looks. We like them both ways. But if you need pristine muffins use the method described in our recipe card.
If you prefer to replace the sugar here are some alternatives. You will need to taste the batter as you add. One to One may work. But it’s all to taste 🙂
- maple syrup (one of my favorites)
- stevia (if you want to completely eliminate the sugars)
- Agave syrup
- coconut sugar
Your Printable Recipe Card:
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Please also watch our complete video recipe demonstration to see this recipe as we made it.
Banana Blueberry Muffins Recipe
Homemade Banana Blueberry muffins are the perfect quick and easy treat to whip up for the breakfast table, or for a simple snack.
- 3 bananas-very ripe
- 1 egg
- 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/3 Cup butter-melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 Cup Fresh blueberries (washed and well drained)
- 1 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 Tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- (Sanding sugar as desired for muffin tops)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Oil your muffin pans
Make the muffin batter:
- Put the bananas into a large bowl and mash them with a potato masher until they are liquidy with no large chunks.
- Whisk the egg lightly in a small bowl.
- Add the egg and sugar into the mashed bananas.
- Mix until well blended.
- Pour in the vanilla and the melted butter. Stir until blended.
- Gently fold in the fresh blueberries. (do not break the berries)
- Whisk the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Add dry ingredients into the batter in thirds. Folding after each addition with a spoon
- Stir gently until thoroughly combined.
- Fill the muffin holes evenly 3/4 full with batter.
- OPTIONAL: Sprinkle Sanding sugar over muffin batter
Bake and Cool:
- Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin center comes out clean.
- Let muffins sit in the pan a few minutes (5 minutes at most).
- Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack to finish and set.
- Remove to basket for serving.
For mini muffins:
This recipe will make 24 mini muffins. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Or until they pass the toothpick test.
Amount Per Serving Calories 190Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 29mgSodium 289mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 3g
Wednesday 18th of August 2021
Hi there Food Junkie!
I just made the Blueberry Banana muffins and I wanted to let you know that I had a pan on my stove with melted butter in it, after already placing the muffins cups in oven for 3 minutes.
You may be asking.... why is she telling me this???
You did not include the butter addition in the recipe. I began to panic and re-read the directions over and over... even had my husband read it. Not there.
In any event, the muffins turned out great, but could tell a difference in taste, and a bit in consistency... but still very good!
Just wanted to let you know so that you may amend your recipe instructions.
Keep on Bakin' Baby!
Robin G. Chicago,Il
Wednesday 18th of August 2021
Hi Robin, Oh no! Imagine me with my hand over my face. :( You are correct. The video did show the butter going in but I did not get that important step into the printable instructions. I'm so sorry. It is now in the recipe card correctly. I REALLY appreciate you letting me know and I hope you make these again with the butter. It will definitely be a better muffin. Thanks again and Happy Baking!
Brenda J Anderson
Wednesday 20th of January 2021
These were absolutely wonderful! They were so moist and you could really taste the banana's. I used fake sugar and nobody could tell the difference. Thank you so much. This will be a great nutritious snack for our family. Thanks.
Wednesday 20th of January 2021
Hi Brenda, Thanks SO much for stopping by to give us this great review. We are delighted to hear your family loves the recipe AND that it works well with fake sugar. So helpful for other bakers to know. Have a great day!