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Banana Blueberry Muffins with Maple Flavoring

These Banana Blueberry Muffins are bursting with juicy berries wrapped up in a banana muffin texture. For an extra surprise, you’ll find a hint of maple!

These Banana Blueberry Muffins are bursting with juicy berries wrapped up in a banana muffin texture. For an extra surprise, you'll find a hint of maple!

Banana Blueberry Muffins are a tasty combination!

A good sale on blueberries is hard to pass! After finding a case of eight pints for less than $9.00, I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen and start baking. A few months ago, I’d come across boxes of bananas that were priced next to nothing. I pureed and froze them for future baking needs. Today, they came in handy!

The bananas help keep these muffins soft and extra moist while the fresh blueberries give you a burst of flavorful juice. You can use frozen berries, but it’s hard to beat a batch of fresh. To add even more flavor, I included a a teaspoon of maple extract.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Tips for better muffins

Do not overmix. This creates more dense muffins. Only stir until the ingredients are combined.

If you’re using frozen berries, they don’t have to thaw, but you may need to add a few minutes to the cook time of your muffis.

Use paper baking liners to make clean-up easy!

Thoroughly wash your berries, then toss in flour. This keeps them from sinking to the bottom, evenly distributing them through the muffins.

Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing them to place on a cooling rack.

The muffins can be stored in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. Freeze them for up to 4 months.

Ingredients:

Fresh blueberries
Flour, to toss blueberries in
All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
Salt
Mashed bananas (¾ cup if using pureed)
Sugar
Butter, melted and cooled
Egg, slightly beaten
Vanilla
Maple extract

Up close View of Banana Blueberry Muffins

Instructions:

Divide your batter equally between the muffin cups.

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Melt your butter in 30 second increments in the microwave. Allow to cool.

In a large bowl, combine your mashed bananas, sugar, melted butter, egg, vanilla, and maple extract.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined.

Dust your blueberries with flour and gently fold into the batter.

Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes.

Move the muffins to a cooling rack.

Bite taken out of a muffin
Up close View of Banana Blueberry Muffins

Banana Blueberry Muffins with Maple Flavoring

Yield: 12 standard size muffins
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

These Banana Blueberry Muffins are bursting with juicy berries wrapped up in a banana muffin texture. For an extra surprise, you'll find a hint of maple!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of flour, to toss blueberries in
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (¾ cup if using pureed)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Melt your butter in 30 second increments in the microwave. Allow to cool.

In a large bowl, combine your mashed bananas, sugar, melted butter, egg, vanilla, and maple extract.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined.

Dust your blueberries with flour and gently fold into the batter.

Divide your batter equally between the muffin cups.

Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes.

Move the muffins to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/6/2021

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These Banana Blueberry Muffins are bursting with juicy berries wrapped up in a banana muffin texture. For an extra surprise, you'll find a hint of maple!

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One Comment

  1. Oh, that looks so delicious! I will definitely try your recipe, thanks for posting this goodness, Shelly.

    I used to add maple extract in Danish pastry – it had such a heavenly smell. Even cinnamon does not compare with it 🙂

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