Monday, October 17, 2016

SRC: Banana Blueberry Muffins

I can't remember the last time I made muffins.  And you know what, that is just a shame!

Muffins are one of my favorite breakfast treats and afternoon snacks.  During the fall I adore pouring a hot cup of coffee, grabbing a muffin and sitting on the back porch listening to the birds chirp and feeling the crisp fall air.  It's my own little quiet retreat before I face the chaos the day has to throw at me.

Now that the weather will finally be cooling off this week here in Arkansas, I couldn't think of a better item to choose for my secret recipe club assignment. 

This month I was given the blog Tea and Scones.  Dorie, the writer and photographer behind Tea and Scones is a food lover after my own heart; she loves food, to eat, and baking.  But, her favorite treat to bake is the scone and does she have a variety of recipes to choose from!  I was extremely tempted to make one for the swap, but I had some frozen blueberries and ripe bananas on hand so I went for the muffin.  But, rest assured I will be making some of her scone recipes (as well as others) so very soon.

So, let's chat about the recipe at hand real quick.  Aside from muffins, I love the combination of blueberries and bananas.  They are a match made in heaven in smoothies, and I've had a banana blueberry bread that is amazing.  So when I came across this muffin recipe I knew I had to make it!

I am so glad I did!  The combination of blueberries and bananas did NOT disappoint.  The bananas lent a delicious flavor to the bread as well as helped to keep it moist.  And the blueberries, well, they added sweetness, as well as, bits of juiciness in each bite.  These muffins are amazing and pair perfectly with a cup of hot coffee.  They are also perfect to snag for a quick breakfast on the way out the door or for a sweet afternoon snack.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups flour
3/4 Cup sugar
1 1/2 Tsp baking soda
1/4 Tsp salt
1 Cup bananas, mashed
1/2 Cup butter, melted
1 Egg
2 1/2 Tbsp milk
1 Cup frozen blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.  Place muffin liners in the muffin tin and set aside, or spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Toss the frozen blueberries in one tablespoon of flour and set aside. 

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the mashed bananas and butter, stir to incorporate.  Add 3/4 of the blueberries to the mixture and fold into the batter. 

Fill the muffin tins two-thirds of the way, top each with a few of the remaining berries.  Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes, until golden.  Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool completely. 

Store in an airtight container.

Recipe source: Tea and Scones

*I added a streusel topping to mine, simply because I believe streusel makes EVERYTHING better.  However, you may omit the streusel topping if you wish.  It's a mixture of 3 tablespoons of sugar, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons flour, pinch of salt, 5 tablespoons melted butter.  Mix together then sprinkle over the batter before placing in the oven.



7 comments:

Margaret said...

And I had your blog last month. Glad you liked these. I love making muffins almost as much as scones. Margaret

Jane, The Heritage Cook said...

Oh my goodness, these look and sound fabulous! What a great idea to add blueberries to banana muffins - even more goodness to love! Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe!

Heather S said...

I love quick muffin recipes like this and you can't go wrong with banana and blueberry! Great SRC recipe!

Jamie Schroeder said...

I love banana blueberry. One of my favourite muffin flavours!

Rafeeda AR said...

I love the combination in smoothies, but never tried them in muffins... these look perfect for breakfast! Lovely choice...

Stephanie said...

I also love the banana blueberry combination but I've never thought to do it in a muffin form. I'm sure this was absolutely delicious!

Lauren Everson said...

Two of my son's favorite foods! Three if you count the form of muffin.

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