Blueberry and Banana Muffins With Sour Cream

Updated on March 3, 2020
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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. | Source

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 time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Yields 12 muffins


  • 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


  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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Mashing the banana.Whisking ingredients. Blueberries dusted with flour.Folding in the blueberries.Ready for the oven.Out of the oven. Eating and enjoying!
Mashing the banana.
Mashing the banana. | Source
Whisking ingredients.
Whisking ingredients. | Source
Blueberries dusted with flour.
Blueberries dusted with flour. | Source
Folding in the blueberries.
Folding in the blueberries. | Source
Ready for the oven.
Ready for the oven. | Source
Out of the oven.
Out of the oven. | Source
Eating and enjoying!
Eating and enjoying! | Source

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4 stars from 8 ratings of Blueberry, Banana, Sour Cream Muffins

Questions & Answers

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Can I double this recipe by just doubling numbers?

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


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    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      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.

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      8 months ago

      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!


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      Rachel Alba 

      18 months ago

      Thank you poetryman. So nice of you.

      Have a blessed New Year.

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      18 months ago

      Wonderful presentation of lovely food as always!

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      Rachel Alba 

      3 years ago

      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.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from North Central Florida

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      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.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      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.


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