Recipe: Very Berry Banana Muffins

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Why do I love overly ripe bananas? That's easy. They always beg to be baked into breads, muffins, cookies ... basically anything extremely delicious. This morning, as I was preparing our coffee and filling my cereal bowl, I noticed that our once very yellow bananas turned ripe overnight. I couldn't help but get excited at the possibilities. Anytime I begin to see lovely brown spots taking over bananas in our home, my mind starts brainstorming ways to turn those brown spots into delicious treats.

Knowing that we had loads of berries in our freezer, I decided to combine the fruit and create these Very Berry Banana Muffins. The combination of the flavors in these fluffy muffins are guaranteed to make you fall in love with them at first bite.

Very Berry Banana Muffins Recipe


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a muffin tin with muffin cups. Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Beat the sugar, oil, and eggs together until combined. Stir in the bananas and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix together 1 2/3 cups flour, baking soda, and salt. Add this mixture into the banana mixture and combine.
  4. Coat the frozen berries with the flour (this will help the berries to not sink to the bottom of the muffins when baking).
  5. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the muffin batter into the prepared muffin cups. Fill the cups 2/3 full with the batter.
  6. Bake 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the muffins from the muffin tin and place on a wire rack.

What is your favorite muffin recipe?

Jen Tilley has an insatiable appetite for all things related to baking and cooking. She is the author, photographer and recipe developer on How To: Simplify, a blog that shares tips, tricks and recipes to simplify life in the kitchen. She enjoys sharing recipes that require very few ingredients and only a small amount of prep and cook time, all of which make time spent in the kitchen simple and enjoyable. Find her online at How To: Simplify@HowToSimplify, and Jen Tilley Photography.

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