There is something about muffins that I just love. Well, I love bread so that is probably the first reason. 😀 Muffins are quick to make, portable and you can create so many varieties. My variation is a combination of two things I love…blueberry muffins and banana bread. Blueberries and bananas are two fruits that are full of good nutrients…
The phytonutrients in these berries function as antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory compounds. The antioxidants in blueberries work to defend the whole body from oxidative stress.
Bananas are a great source of potassium which helps maintain normal blood pressure and good bone health.
1 cup (mashed)
Blueberry Banana Muffins
Adapted from Cooks Illustrated
1 cup frozen blueberries
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 cup bananas, mashed
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup non-fat greek yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 F. Place paper liners in muffin pan.
Rinse and throughly dry blueberries. In a large mixing bowl add, flour, baking powder and salt, whisk together. In a small bowl combine milk, yogurt, and vanilla.
In medium size bowl beat eggs, add sugar and mashed bananas and combine. Whisk in melted butter and oil until incorporated. Whisk in milk mixture until it is all throughly combined.
Gently fold dry blueberries into flour bowl. Then, gently fold liquid mixture into the flour until moistened. Do not over-mix, batter will be lumpy and there will be specks of flour left.
Use a muffin scoop to fill muffin cups.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. When skewer is inserted in the center of muffin it should come out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool for at least 5 minutes.
My daughter requested the streusel topping I used on the Wholesome Oatmeal Muffins, so I mixed that up and added it to the top of the muffins just before baking. It was a nice touch 😀
These babies were a huge hit. Not too sweet and a perfect balance of blueberry and banana.