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Banana Blueberry Muffins

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These Banana Blueberry Muffins are a soft, tender, and incredibly delicious blueberry muffin recipe you’ll fall in love with. Made with bananas, fresh or frozen blueberries, and a hint of lemon. Superb for breakfast or snacking any time of the day.

Side view of single Banana Blueberry Muffin on a cream colored plate

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Blueberry Muffins are quintessential breakfast and brunch food. Easy to make, when baking, they fill the kitchen with cozy fragrance and lets all who dwell there know the day is beginning just right.

While I’ve posted quite a few blueberry muffin recipes in the past, there is something mesmerizing with a blueberry lemon combination. And when you add bananas to the mix, it becomes this tender and soft, almost pillowy muffin with beautiful texture and delicious flavor!

Top view of Banana Blueberry Muffins in a silver nonstick muffin tin

I’m a little bit enamored by these muffins… can you tell? Smile.

This recipe is a loose adaptation of two recipes, one originally from Ritz Carlton of Boston and the other a Jordan Marsh department store recipe passed to the New York Times.

Banana Blueberry Muffins on a blue and white plate in the kitchen window

Ingredients for Banana Blueberry Muffins

While the exact ingredient measurements are in the recipe card below, here is a list of what you’ll need to make these fabulous muffins:

  • Milk: dairy or non-dairy
  • Butter: either salted or unsalted. If using salted, you may want to slightly adjust the salt measurement.
  • Large egg
  • Lemon juice
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Ripe banana
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries
Unbaked Banana Blueberry Muffin batter in a muffin tin

How to Make These Banana Blueberry Muffins

Step-by-step instructions are in the recipe card below but this should give you a quick overview of how easy they are to make.

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the eggs followed by milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  2. Stir in the flour, salt, and baking powder, and then fold in the blueberries and mashed bananas.
  3. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups and if desired, add a few more blueberries to the top. You can also sprinkle additional sugar over the blueberries for a sweet crust.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the muffins are domed and baked through.
Just baked Banana Blueberry Muffins in a cream colored plate

Kitchen Equipment Needed

This blueberry muffin recipe is very simple to make and only needs a few kitchen tools.

  • Standard 12-cup muffin tin (I’m using a nonstick muffin tin)
  • Mixer (electric or stand mixer) to cream the butter.
  • Spatula to fold in the bananas and blueberries
  • Muffin liners if using or nonstick cooking spray
  • I also like to use a cookie scoop (affiliate link) when transferring batter to the muffin tin. It helps me portion the batter for equal size muffins.

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Banana Blueberry Muffin, split open and ready for eating
Side view of single Banana Blueberry Muffin on a cream colored plate

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Banana Blueberry Muffins are soft, tender, and incredibly delicious. Made with bananas, blueberries, and a hint of lemon you'll love!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and light. Add the eggs and beat well and then beat in the milk, lemon juice and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt, and baking powder until just moistened. Fold in the blueberries and mashed bananas.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups (I like to use a cookie or ice cream scoop). Sprinkle the tops with additional sugar if desired for a sweet crust.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the muffins are baked through. Let cool.


Storing the Muffins:

Store the muffins at room temperature for 1 to 2 days. They also freeze well.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g

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