Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins

I may have gotten my kids to end their long loathing of blueberries… seriously, who hates blueberries? They are so sweet and delicious! Granted, I have a serious love of blueberry muffins that stems from childhood Sundays (thanks, Dad!). I figured if I tucked blueberries into Thad’s Banana Bread and turned them into muffins they couldn’t really complain… I was right!

Perfect for a lazy Sunday and then for a rushed Monday morning! Enjoy!

 

Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins

(Makes 12)

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 Very ripe bananas (lots of dark spots & amount depends on how big the banana is! )
  • 1 1/2 Cup gluten free flour (I like this one) plus one tablespoon
  • 3/4  Cup real maple syrup (This one is THE BEST) (you can use 1 cup if you like it more sweet!)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup butter, melted (half stick)
  • 6 oz Container of fresh blueberries
  • Organic sugar for dusting the tops

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Add the bananas to a cuisinart and process until very smooth. (Alternatively, you can mash bananas in  a large bowl with a fork)
  3. Add the maple syrup, and process again.
  4. Then add the egg and vanilla and process together.
  5. Now slowly add in 1 1/2 cup GF flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt (all dry ingredients except that extra tablespoon of flour), process well to combine.
  6. Gently process the batter while pouring in the melted butter (I melt butter in a pyrex measuring cup in the microwave).
  7. In a small bowl add your washed blueberries and the extra tablespoon, gently mix to coat all the blueberries. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan.
  8. Add your blueberries to bowl of food processor and mix by hand using a spatula. The blades of the food processor would mash them and you want them whole!
  9. Pour batter into a greased or paper/silicone lined muffin pan.
  10. Sprinkle tops with sugar if desired.
  11. Bake in your preheated oven for 30 minutes, checking after 20 minutes with a toothpick. It should come out clean. I find that the bake time varies depending on the ripeness of the bananas and of course how hot your oven is.
  12. Cool a bit before removing from pan. We enjoy them with a slab of butter!

 

Toss blueberries with flour
Perfect inside!
They freeze well too

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