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Blueberry and Banana Muffins With Sour Cream

Rachel loves simple recipes, especially when the results are delicious and loved by the whole family. This recipe fits the bill.

Enjoying a muffin with coffee in the afternoon.

Enjoying a muffin with coffee in the afternoon.

Could You Tell I Love Muffins?

I guess by my articles you can tell that I love muffins. I try all combinations. For these muffins, I had a few blueberries and a banana—not enough of either to use just one of them, so I combined them. I also had a lot of sour cream left over from another dish, so I added that instead of the oil or butter. I used my regular blueberry muffin recipe and changed it to use the ingredients I had. I also like to change things up.

Experimenting and Improving on Recipes

This batch of muffins came out much lighter than the original recipe. I think I might keep in the sour cream from now on. You can experiment with any recipe. You never know what you can come up with and how you can improve on a recipe.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

40 min

Yields 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease muffin pan, or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Whisk together the egg and milk. Add the sour cream and whisk again, till blended.
  3. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, and mix with a wooden spoon till well-blended.
  4. Dust the blueberries with a little flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins.
  5. Add the bananas and vanilla and stir with a wooden spoon just till blended. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  6. Fill prepared muffin tins and sprinkle a little sugar on the tops of the muffins. Bake for 20 minutes.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Could the blueberry banana muffins with sour cream be made using dried blueberries?

Answer: You can use dried blueberries but you need to soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes first until they are hydrated. Drain them thoroughly before using them. I hope this helps you.

Question: Can I make these muffins in a pan other than a muffin tin?

Answer: Yes, you can. If you have a bread pan, that will work. You will have to adjust the baking time. I actually don't have muffin tins, I used the cupcake tins.

Question: Can I double this recipe by just doubling numbers?

Answer: Yes, you can. You can even triple it by tripling the numbers and freeze the ones you don't need for a later date.

Comments

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on October 29, 2019:

Hi Muffin Lover, What a compliment from a muffin lover like yourself. I have been baking them for years. I used to make them for co-workers before I retired. Thank you so much.

Blessings to you.

MuffinLover on October 28, 2019:

These muffins are the best! They come out soft, moist, and delicious! Have made them three times, always a winner! Highly recommend making these muffins. Thanks so much for sharing Rachel!

MuffinLover

Rachel Alba on January 05, 2019:

Thank you poetryman. So nice of you.

Have a blessed New Year.

poetryman6969 on January 05, 2019:

Wonderful presentation of lovely food as always!

Rachel Alba on June 21, 2017:

Hi Pat, Nice to hear from you again friend. Hope things are going good for you. This was a new post even though it sounds like some others. I just love muffins. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it.

Blessings to you.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 21, 2017:

Hello, Rachel

I am pretty sure I read this when you first published it but it is irresistible. I am drooling...yes, please...pass me some.

Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 07, 2017:

Hi Linda, Thanks so much for your visits and great comments. The sour cream also eliminated the need for the fat in the muffins, if that is a concern.

Blessings to you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 07, 2017:

Muffins are one of my favourite things to make because they are so easy to create. I've never thought of adding sour cream to them, though. It sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the recipe and for sharing the tip about dusting the blueberries with flour, Rachel.