Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Banana, blueberry and apple muffins

As usual I had a brown banana in the kitchen begging to be baked. I also found a slightly soft apple and some blueberries so I decided to incorporate everything into a muffin. These are great for lunch boxes or breakfast on the go. We kept them in the freezer and defrosted them for breakfast during the week which was really handy. The muffins are quite dense and cake-like and it was full of blueberries! I made sure to add extra blueberries on top just before baking and as you can see they didn't sink to the bottom!

I'm sending this to the No Waste Food Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary. I used up a brown banana and an apple going spare in this recipe.

 banana and grated apple mixture; milk, vegetable oil and honey mixture 

 adding in lovely blueberries 

press a few blueberries on top before baking 

 bursting with flavour 

Recipe adapted slightly from BBC Food 

250g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
50g caster sugar
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 ripe apple, peeled, cored and grated
250g blueberries (set aside a generous amount to place on top of the muffin before baking) 
3 tablespoons honey 
60mls vegetable oil
1 laarge egg
185mls milk
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. 
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and ground cinnamon. Add in the sugar. 
  • Add in the mashed banana, grated apple and about 200g of the blueberries. 
  • In a separate bowl or jug, mix the vegetable oil, milk and honey.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl and stir gently to mix through.
  • Be careful not to overmix or to break up the blueberries. 
  • Spoon into muffin cases.
  • Place lots of fresh blueberries on top of each muffin - don't press too hard.
  • Bake for approximately 20 -25 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 


  1. What a great way to use up leftover fruit!

    1. Indeed! They are absolutely brilliant for muffins :)

  2. Another gorgeous bake from you, love how you are super resourceful with the fruits to make a delicious bake x

    1. Thanks! I love baking muffins as they are so easy and so versatile x

  3. I am beginning to think there is a brown banana in every fruit bowl! And what better use for them then fruity muffins!!

    1. Ha ha well there usually is in mine! I've even been known to buy bananas and wait for them to ripen for baking.

  4. A fantastic way to use up over ripe fruit! A super breakfast idea too :) Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge!


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