Banana Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Banana Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Recipe by Dragon

I have to admit that I'm very particular about what I look for in the perfect muffin. Sadly, most of the muffin recipes I've tried over the years have produced dry muffins. So, I spent some time working on my own recipe. I find that bananas work well for making muffins moist. Blueberries give the muffin some sweetness and a little lemon gives it a fresh taste. These muffins are light and fresh tasting without being too sweet. The top is crunchy and the center is very moist. The perfect muffin!

Makes 12

2 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease muffin tin.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of the lemon rind.

3. Beat together bananas, eggs, brown sugar, butter, lemon juice and vanilla until blended.

4. Stir in dry ingredients until blended. Stir in blueberries just until combined. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, dividing batter equally.

5. For the topping, combine sugar and remaining lemon rind in small dish. Sprinkle evenly over the muffins.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.


Emiline said...

The muffins look absolutely perfect! I don't think I've ever tried a blueberry/banana muffin. It sounds good.

Zita said...

ooh..I wish fresh blueberries are not that expensive here, your flavors combo sounds delicious.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I like the blueberries and the lemon together, but I am not much of a banana person...but they look great! :)

Tarah said...

Such beautiful muffins!!

Jeanine said...

Those are some beautiful looking muffins! The perfect muffin, indeed! :)

Leslie said...

um Ya..I'll take one! Or maybe two! Well lets make it three..I'll take four please!!! LOL

~Madeline~ said...

These sound like everything I like in a muffin; light, moist and a cruchy top. Delicious!

Kevin said...

Blueberry muffins are my favorites and those looks really good!

Dragon said...

Emiline: Give them a try. You'll love them.

Zita: They can be expensive here as well. That's why I love the summer.

Peter: Damn right! And yest you can have as many as you want.

Jen: Bananas are one of my favourite fruits.

Tarah: thanks!

Jeanine: thanks!

Leslie: You're welcome to at least dozen. :)

Madeline: You've got great taste in muffins.

Kevin: You'll love these.

Nickki said...

They look so damn good! Love your site :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This IS the perfect muffin, Dragon! I agree with absolutely everything you've said. And as for blueberries and lemon, does it get more light and summery? They'll be a delicious addition to SHF! Thanks!

two coast table said...

I am trying these now for the day after Christmas breakfast! They look so good. (Steven)

Peter M said...

Oh yummy, this muffin recipe has cinnamon in it...a muffin with health benefits!

Anonymous said...

I am going to try making these on the weekend with my kids. I am always looking for healthy snacks for on the go. Will let you know how they turn out (I'm not much of a baker). Thanks for the recipe :)

April Cottage Ramblings said...

Mmmmm. They look nice I think I will have to have a go at these. Thank you for sharing.
Jayne x

sarah said...

I love to bake and bake quite often. I had bought some blueberries that were soft, so i put them in the freezer till i found this recipe . I wanted to give a huge high five to these muffins. They are moist, flavorful and the crunchy top adds so much to the muffin. The only thing i found was my muffin cups stuck to the top of the sides alittle because of the sugar on top. but who cares they were delicious great recipe thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just made a batch with my fresh blubberries and aging bananas...made about 16 hearty muffins and it was yummy!! I did add 1/4 cup of milk and with the lemon might have turned it into some buttermilk...either way it was a good recipe with great flavor! Thank you for sharing!

just another mama said...

I had an itch for a banana blueberry muffin this am...thank you google for landing me on your page. This recipe was perfect. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

doyle said...

Banana blueberry muffins are great. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Anonymous said...

The recipe turned out perfect! I used half whole wheat flour in the recipe and didn't pack the brown sugar and they were delicious!

FatCatAnna \\^^// said...

Curious - could I use frozen blueberries in your recipe? I have made blueberry lemon muffins before using frozen berries - and they've turned out very moist. Right now, it's not quite blueberry season here in Quebec - and I'm wanting to make these muffins for a sailling trip this w/e (in a race - figure these will keep me and the crew happy when we need something to nosh on as we sail).

Dragon said...

FatCatAnna, go ahead and use frozen blueberries. :) Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I'm baking these right now; they smell fabulous! I didn't have lemon zest so I used lemon extract. Yummmm, can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Just made these for breakfast. Sooo good!! Love the blueberry, banana, lemon combination. My hubby says this is a keeper.

Anonymous said...

Just popped these in the oven, made them with my 22 mth old daughter... I did substitute half whole wheat flour like one of the other posters said. And I used about a half cup of honey instead of the brown sugar. We went blueberry picking earlier this summer and the farm also harvested their own honey - I like the idea of local ingrewdients - will let you guys know how the honey turned out!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous recipe, these muffins are irresistible! I made a few alterations: only one banana (thats all i had), half spelt flour, a few extra blueberries, and a handful or so of shredded coconut and 1/2 cup of liquid sweetner (honey maple syrup combo) instead of sugar. I will definitely be making these muffins again, and again, and again, Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These were absolutely delicious!

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