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banana blueberry muffins

Recipe by
Linda Mericle
Dadeville, AL

Take an old standard recipe and tweak it ever so gently. Instead of white flour, I subbed half for whole wheat. Instead of all white sugar I used part brown and part Monkfruit sugar, which is supposed to be better for you. I sprinkled cinnamon sugar over the top, as well as topping with some decorative berries. I'm usually a streusel gal, but I'm cutting calories...sort of. I had some bananas browning on the counter and muffins just sounded wonderful. Its been too long and I've missed them! I've never made these, but they are definitely going on my muffin rotation. They are wonderful!

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 18 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For banana blueberry muffins

  • 2/3 c
    milk, 1%
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3/4 c
  • 1
  • 1 c
    flour, all purpose
  • 1 c
    flour, whole wheat
  • 1/3 c
    white sugar
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    pumpkin pie spices
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • cinnamon sugar

How To Make banana blueberry muffins

  • 1
    First, you can use all white sugar if you want, as well as all white flour. I am putting what I actually used. I had 2 bananas which gave me 3/4 cup of banana. I used Monkfruit sugar instead of white, and some brown. You can use melted coconut oil, or melted butter if you prefer as well as full fat milk or whatever you have on hand. You don't need pumpkin pie spice. You can use cinnamon, nutmeg, apple pie spice, whatever. Mix and match. I happened to have pumpkin pie spice and loved the smell. The main thing is to keep the wet/dry ratio the same.
  • 2
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 3
    This is a 1 bowl recipe. In a good sized bowl mash the banana with a fork or whatever mixing tool you prefer. Add the milk, oil and egg, stirring well.
  • 4
    Stir in the flour, sugars, baking powder, spice, salt and vanilla and mix until moistened. I gave a few extra turns with the Danish whisk before folding in 1 cup of blueberries, setting aside several berries to put on the top of each muffin for prettiness factor.
  • 5
    I used a standard muffin pan, putting in paper liners. You can spray them with non sticky spray if you want. I forgot to and it made no big difference. I used a spring loaded muffin scoop to fill each cup almost to the top.
  • 6
    Let the muffins rest while the oven preheats to let the whole wheat absorb the liquids. (It always likes a little more time, such an attention hog.)
  • Banana Blueberry Muffins with whole wheat
    Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and place a few reserved blueberries over the top. I put 3 on each one. Put the pan in the oven and bake between 18-20 minutes, keeping an eye. My oven tends to run hot so it only took 18.
  • Looks good enough to eat!
    Remove and enjoy! I take out of the pan as soon as I can handle them to keep them from getting soggy. Share with neighbors and friends and hide a couple for yourself for later!