Banana Blueberry Muffins

Sometimes it’s breakfast time, but you want something that’s also kind of dessert.  Or am I the only one?  No, I don’t think I am.

Anyway, this recipe hits both targets, PLUS it has two kinds of fruit in it, so I’m sure it’s somewhere really high on the healthy scale.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself, because they’re delicious and I’m going to keep eating them regardless.


  • 1 cup very ripe bananas (like, brown to black)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 T butter, brought to room temperature
  • 2 ½ t vanilla
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ½ t allspice
  • ½ t baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (if you’re a little heavy-handed here, it ain’t no thing)
  • Coarse sugar for topping

Hint – if you’re bananas are getting overripe and you don’t want to eat them fresh, stick them in the freezer and use them for recipes like this – that’s what I did!



Ok, here we go – put your banana and egg into a large bowl and mix together until well combined.  Add in the butter, vanilla and brown sugar and mix again until well combined.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda and salt and whisk until well combined.

Add these dry ingredients to your wet ones and mix again until just combined.  You don’t need a mixer here, but a whisk probably won’t do it – use a wooden spoon.IMG_5322

Once that’s all done, pour in the blueberries and carefully fold them in until they’re well distributed.  Don’t be too rough – you don’t want them to break.

Line a muffin tin with liners and fill each one about ¾ full with batter.  Sprinkle the coarse sugar on top of each muffin and don’t be stingy here – these are muffins!

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, until the tops and edges are nice and golden brown.  Take the muffins out of the oven and put the whole tin on a wire rack and let it sit for 5 or so minutes.  Then take the muffins out of the tins and let them cool completely on the rack.

Makes a baker’s dozen delicious muffins for breakfast!  Or dessert.  Or both.  Whatever – you do you.IMG_5329

3 thoughts on “Banana Blueberry Muffins

  1. Hi, I am new to your blog, I found these very delicious. Finding a cooking blog that not only had good recipes, but also has seemingly zero ads and no novel-length description before the actual recipe is like finding a rare gem.


    1. Lol, thank you! I’m certainly trying 🙂 (though I admit if someone wanted to place ads here I wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to the income!


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