Easy Banana & Blueberry Muffins

Homemade Banana and Blueberry Muffins

These easy banana and blueberry muffins are my go to recipe when I need to use up old bananas going brown in the fruit bowl. It’s also a great recipe to make with children as its super simple and can withhold a lot of mixing and beating. We make a lot of banana bread and this is a variation of the normal recipe that’s much more portable for a snack, pack lunches and they also freeze well.

Baking with children easy banana and blueberry muffin recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas (the browner the better)
  • 80g of butter
  • 180g of soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 225g of self-raising flour
  • 2 handfuls of blueberry’s
  • 12 cupcake paper cases

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees  (fan assisted) or gas mark 4.
  • Peel the bananas and brake up into small pieces in a large bowl. (This is a great job for little helpers while you weigh out the other ingredients)
  • Use a potato masher or a fork to break them down in a bowl until you have a lumpy mixture.
  • Put the butter in a microwavable dish and microwave just for a few seconds until soft but not melted.
  • Add the butter to the bowl and mash again. (It now looks a bit of a lumpy mess, with flecks of butter still visible but that’s ok)
  • Add the sugar and beat until combined.
  • Crack the egg into a cup, give it a light whisk and add to the mixture and stir in.
  • Add the baking powder to the flour and then sift into the batter and mix until smooth.
  • Lastly, add your blueberry’s to the batter and give the mixture one last stir checking everything is mixed in and you have a smooth batter.
  • Pop 12 paper cases into your muffin tray and using a couple of spoons dollop a spoonful of the batter into each case, using the other one to guide and catch drips.
  • Put the tray in the middle of the preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Once ready remove from the oven and turn the muffins out onto a wire rack to cool.
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If you haven’t got any blueberries, it works equally well with raisins or chocolate chips AND if you like the combination of chocolate and banana, have a look at my Banana and Nutella Loaf recipe its super easy to do, my children love it.

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