Banana-Blueberry Muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Yield: 12 muffins

Servings: 12

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

The slight acidity of buttermilk tenderizes and moistens baked goods while allowing you to cut way back on butter or oils. Here, it also lends a slight tanginess to the winning combination of bananas and blueberries.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1¼ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1¼ cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, brown sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in mashed bananas.
  3. Whisk whole-wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups (they will be full).
  5. Bake until the tops are golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes more before serving.

Tips

Make Ahead Tips:

  • Wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. To defrost and heat frozen muffins, remove plastic wrap, wrap in a paper towel and microwave on High for 30-45 seconds.

Equipment Tips:

  • Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups.

Ingredient Tips:

  • Whole-wheat pastry flour is milled from soft wheat. It contains less gluten than regular whole-wheat flour and helps ensure a tender result in delicate baked goods while providing the nutritional benefits of whole grains. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Nutrition

Per serving

232 Calories, Total Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Carbohydrates: 41 g, Fiber: 3 g, Total Sugars: 19 g, Added Sugars: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Sodium: 248 mg, Potassium: 163 mg, Folate: 41 mcg, Calcium: 37 mg

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

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