Blue, Blueberry and Banana Muffins

These muffins are blue. Not sad, but literally the colour blue. The combination of moist, banana batter with thawed frozen blueberries make this batter dance together and swirl.

I love the combination of banana and berry in muffin form. My absolute favorite muffin is my Strawberry Banana Muffin recipe, but this is definitely a close second, and an absolute hit with my boyfriend who requested I make these “as soon as the bananas rot”. Nice wording, I know.

To make these muffins line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

Combine the egg, mashed banana, and melted butter in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly blended.

Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just moist.

Add the blueberries until the mixture starts to become nice and blue. If you don’t want blue muffins, use fresh blueberries, or coat your thawed frozen blueberries with flour before adding them to your muffin batter.

Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.

Bake until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly touched, and are nicely browned.

After you take the muffins out of the oven, immediately place them on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

Blueberry Banana Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
5 weight watchers points per muffin

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (3 or 4 large bananas)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
3/4 cup blueberries (I used thawed wild blueberries)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups (you can grease the muffin pan if you don’t have muffin cups).
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Combine the egg, mashed banana, and melted butter in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly blended.
Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just moist.
Add the blueberries until the mixture starts to become nice and blue. If you don’t want blue muffins, use fresh blueberries, or coat your thawed frozen blueberries with flour before adding them to your muffin batter.
Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly touched.
Remove muffins from pan immediately and place on a wire rack to cool.

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Comments

  1. Love the color of these…now I’m craving them! Yum!

  2. HELEN STEWART says:

    Good idea. l can smell them now. :)

  3. love these blue muffins

  4. Blueberry muffins with banana sounds so, so good right now. I’ve never thought of the combination. Great idea! And I love how blue they are!

  5. That’s what happens with frozen blueberries! My Mom used to toss her frozen blueberries in some flour before mixing them in and that seemed to help! They still look yummy though!

  6. Love these-I just wanna take a bite!

  7. I never thought of the 2 together. Bananas are a great addition though for the flavor and moistness.

  8. These muffins sure do dance, sing and shout! love the blue :)

  9. These muffins must be really yummy. After all, better to be blue-blue than to be sad-blue! :) I’m a sucker for a good blueberry muffin, and throw some banana in there too? Irresistible.

  10. I am always looking for banana recipes. I seem to be only doing banana bread and is one to save. Nice combination.

  11. It’s odd that I’ve never even thought about combining blueberries and bananas. Thanks for the inspiration! Yum!

  12. Love the blue! And these dance with delight with the banana and blueberries. They look delicious!

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