Blueberry Banana Muffins on a blue and white plate.

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins are a cozy way to start your day! Prep the ingredients to this muffin recipe the night before for easy baking while you sip your morning coffee!

Blueberry Banana Muffins on a blue and white plate.
Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins are a sweet and simple way to start your day! Prep the ingredients for this muffin recipe the night before for easy baking while you sip your morning coffee!

Blueberry banana muffins on a serving tray with fresh blueberries and a glass of milk.

Note: This post for Blueberry Banana Muffins was originally published on August 28, 2011 as part of the Simple Sundays series. The recipe has been updated from the archives with updated content and photographs, as well as improved kitchen notes and recipe annotation. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen.

After a month of being without an oven, and with a lot of replacement-turned-mini-kitchen-renovation drama, the joy of baking has returned to my household. No longer do I have to pass bakeries and cake counters with a wistful sigh.

This sight made me smile this morning. Can you smell them?

Blueberry Banana Muffins in a muffin pan.

I could hardly wait for the Blueberry Banana Muffins to cool enough so I could pop one out and onto my plate. This is a favorite breakfast treat for us — if I’m not flipping pancakes, I love to make these muffins.

If your house is like mine, no one wants to wait for something elaborate to be prepared and baked for breakfast, even on a leisurely weekend morning. What I love most about making these muffins is that I can measure out the dry ingredients the night before into a resealable bag. As I am fumbling about in a pre-caffeinated state the next morning, I can crack a few eggs and whisk in the wet ingredients in between sips of coffee. Before you know it, the kitchen is filled with the scent of muffins baking in the oven.

Fresh blueberries for Blueberry Banana Muffins in a bowl.

How to Make Blueberry Banana Muffins

The beauty of making muffins for breakfast is that not only can you prep the dry ingredients in advance, but once the batter is whisked and plopped into the muffin pan, you can pop them in the oven and move on, whether that’s cleaning up the kitchen or sitting down to enjoy your coffee.

Ingredients for blueberry banana muffins on a white table.

This simple blueberry banana muffin recipe gets its moistness and sweetness from the banana and is truly so simple to make.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, making a well in the center. If you’re preparing the ingredients the night before, cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Alternatively, you can place it in a resealable bag so that it’s ready for the next step.

Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and canola oil in a small bowl, then add it to the flour mixture. Stir in the mashed banana and 1/2 cup of the blueberries. Be careful not to over mix!

Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tin. Take the remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries and put a few on top of each muffin, pressing lightly into the batter.

Bake the muffins for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing them from the pan. Serve whilst warm.

Freshly baked Blueberry Banana Muffins.
Blueberry Banana Muffins on a tray with a glass of milk.

Note: This recipe for Blueberry Banana Muffins was originally published on August 28, 2011 as part of the Simple Sundays series. The recipe has been updated from the archives with updated content and photographs, as well as improved kitchen notes and recipe annotation. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen.

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins are a cozy way to start your day! Prep the ingredients to this muffin recipe the night before for easy baking while you sip your morning coffee! This recipe yields 1 dozen muffins.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup mashed banana approximately 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 cup blueberries ideally fresh, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F, with the rack placed in the center of the oven. Coat muffin cups with butter or cooking spray.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, making a well in the center. In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs, and mix in the buttermilk and canola oil. Pour into the flour mixture and stir. Stir in the mashed banana and 1/2 cup blueberries. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tin. Take remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries and put a few on top of each muffin, pressing lightly into the batter.
  • Bake the muffins 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing them out of the pan. Serve whilst warm.

Notes

Adapted from Mixed Berry Muffins, Back to the Table by Art Smith (2001).
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Original photo of Blueberry Banana Muffins published on August 8, 2011.

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  1. Paige Burrola

    Worldwide, there is no sharp distinction between “bananas” and “plantains”. Especially in the Americas and Europe, “banana” usually refers to soft, sweet, dessert bananas, particularly those of the Cavendish group, which are the main exports from banana-growing countries. By contrast, Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called “plantains”. In other regions, such as Southeast Asia, many more kinds of banana are grown and eaten, so the simple two-fold distinction is not useful and is not made in local languages.”

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  2. Naoko

    I found this recipe on foodgawker and made them for a playdate today. It was a huge hit with both adults and kids. Mine came out looking like yours as well and they are delicious. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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  3. Kate

    Made these today & they came outlooking as perfect as your photos!! I’m so impressed! Better than that, they taste absolutely delish! They would definitely impress my neighbors if I was willing to share. I actually used olive oil and liked it. I think I’ll have the recipe memorized in a matter of weeks. So good! Thanks!

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    • liren

      Hi Kate, this is a very late reply to your comment, so please forgive me. But I am SO glad you enjoyed the muffins and they came out great!

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  4. kankana

    Gorgeous looking muffins. Banana and blue berry are such great combo and i can only imagine how amazingly it must have filled up your kitchen with aroma.

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  5. Kita

    I am repeating to myself that I have eaten supper and that I am full. I have eaten supper and I am full… Blueberry muffins… Does it get any more perfect than those? And your pictures… drool worthy. (I hope you understand thats a compliment). Congratulations on finally getting a stove. I can’t wait to see what you do with it next.

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    • Liren

      My oven is newly installed, so that explains why it’s so clean. Maybe I’ll take a picture after I roast a chicken, those grates won’t be as shiny, I can assure you!

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  6. veronica gantley

    I love your muffins. Your oven looks so much cleaner than mine. If clealiness is next to godliness I am in big trouble right about now. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe.

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    • Liren

      Thank you, Veronica. I wish my oven were always this clean, but truly, the only reason it is spotless is because it is brand new :)

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  7. Curt

    Those look great. It’s the simple things in life like this that are so often taken for granted!

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  8. Becca at It's Yummilicious

    I am a carb addict, and muffins are my absolute FAVORITE morning carb treat. The fact that you made them with my favorite berry makes me want to kiss you full on the lips! Ooops… please forgive me. That may have been TMI. My inner carb addict was speaking.

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