Banana Blueberry Muffins


blueberriesWe are crazy about blueberries at our house — so much so that we decided to plant a blueberry bush in our garden this year. Just yesterday when I arrived home from my latest Taste of Home Cooking School trip, Scott and I found the package with our blueberry plant on the front step.

We promptly scouted out the garden in our backyard and found a spot to plant it. This is our first berry plant, so it will be interesting to see how it does. It will be a few years before it starts to produce, but when it does it will be fun to harvest fresh berries from outside our back door.

Besides tasting delicious, blueberries are also good for you. They are a great source of vitamin C (that plays a role in wound healing, tissue development and immunity), manganese (which helps the body process cholesterol, carbs and protein), and fiber (which helps you feel fuller faster).

blueberry bush

We like blueberry desserts and simply enjoy them on top of cereal for breakfast. So, I decided to develop a new recipe for blueberries this morning. I paired them with another of our favorite fruits (bananas) and made these Banana Blueberry Muffins. They were a hit, so I wanted to share them with you.

If you prefer a plain banana muffin, you can omit the blueberries and the walnuts, and they are tasty that way, too.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Banana Blueberry Muffins
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Bananas and blueberries make the perfect pairing in these easy muffins. If you prefer a basic banana muffin, simply omit the berries.
Servings Prep Time
14muffins 20minutes
Cook Time
16minutes
Servings Prep Time
14muffins 20minutes
Cook Time
16minutes
Banana Blueberry Muffins
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Rating: 5
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Bananas and blueberries make the perfect pairing in these easy muffins. If you prefer a basic banana muffin, simply omit the berries.
Servings Prep Time
14muffins 20minutes
Cook Time
16minutes
Servings Prep Time
14muffins 20minutes
Cook Time
16minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1/2cup brown sugar
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/4cup chopped walnuts,toasted
  • 1/2cup fresh blueberries
  • 3medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Servings: muffins
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, soda, and salt. Add walnuts and blueberries.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together mashed bananas, egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir liquid ingredients into flour mixture just until combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
  5. Bake at 375 for 16 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center of muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
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