Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins {Dairy-Free}

by Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
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Here’s a simple and easy recipe for moist blueberry banana muffins in mini form that kids (and adults) go crazy for. It all comes together in one bowl and they’re ready in 30 minutes. These dairy-free mini muffins make for a fun breakfast or brunch. I guarantee you that the whole family will love them!

Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins - My kids love these muffins. They're so fun to eat! Super easy to make and dairy-free too so we have them for breakfast quite often. They never last long in my house.




Who else loves blueberries and bananas for breakfast? It’s one of my favorite combinations.

When I wake up in the morning I’m usually tired and I don’t want to make anything and I always wake up starving! That’s why I love these mini muffins because they’re so easy to make and they literally take less than 15 minutes to bake.

Hooray for quick breakfasts!

I have to admit that I’m kind of a muffin addict. I make them all the time. Can you blame me though? With easy recipes like this one I’m surprised I don’t bake every day!

Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins - My kids love these muffins. They're so fun to eat! Super easy to make and dairy-free too so we have them for breakfast quite often. They never last long in my house.

 


Believe it or not, this was actually my first time making mini muffins. I purchased a mini muffin pan just so that I could make these little cuties. I never thought to make mini muffins before but I’m so glad I did. Now I see why people like them so much. They’re really fun to eat and you can eat more without actually feeling like you’re eating more. You get me? 😉

These mini muffins would be nice to have for brunch as well, especially if there’s kids around. Speaking of kids… My kids loved these little muffins! I’d never made them before so when I put them out on the table their eyes opened so wide with excitement. They were happy and confused at the same time. They wanted to know why the muffins were so small. It was hilarious.

Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins - My kids love these muffins. They're so fun to eat! Super easy to make and dairy-free too so we have them for breakfast quite often. They never last long in my house.

This recipe uses 1 whole cup of blueberries so there’s blueberry in every single bite and I love that. Just remember to gently fold the blueberries into the batter. Don’t over mix and don’t crush the blueberries (unless you want purple batter). If you’re using frozen blueberries toss them in a tablespoon of flour. This will help to lessen the discoloration of the batter and also keep them evenly distributed throughout the muffins.

The overripe bananas makes these so delicious and moist. I always bake with bananas that are overripe. I will literally set them aside and wait for them to brown. Not just freckled but actually brown. Those are the best bananas to bake with.

This recipe couldn’t be easier to put together. It’s made in one bowl, so none of that separate, two-bowl business, and it doesn’t call for anything crazy. You can put this together in 10 minutes. The other 5 minutes is just for scooping the batter into the muffin pan.

I like that this is such a simple recipe too. One thing I’ve learned since I started baking is that the simplest recipes are always the best. It doesn’t call for cinnamon because I don’t think that it needs it but if you want to go ahead and add a teaspoon. You can never go wrong with pairing cinnamon and bananas.




Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins - My kids love these muffins. They're so fun to eat! Super easy to make and dairy-free too so we have them for breakfast quite often. They never last long in my house.
The batter for this recipe smells phenomenal. I never ever eat raw batter but I just had to take a taste when I was making these mini muffins and that was a big mistake because now whenever I bake something I always give the batter a taste. It reminds me of cake mix batter.

It was a little tedious getting the batter into those tiny muffin cups but I guess it’s just because I’m not used to it. Usually when I’m making regular-sized muffins I can just use a big spoon and plop big spoonfuls of batter into the muffins cups without making a mess but with this I had to take my time. Make sure to fill them all the way up because that’s going to give these babies a nice rounded top that we all love on a muffin.

I used two small spoons to get the batter in but you could also use a cookie scoop. I was so happy when I filled up that last muffin cup but it was all worth it. The muffins turned out great! I really enjoyed them.

Oh, and if you’re not using liners remember to grease your muffin pan really well to prevent the batter from sticking and leaving a crust that’s hard to wash off. Nobody wants that.

Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins - My kids love these muffins. They're so fun to eat! Super easy to make and dairy-free too so we have them for breakfast quite often. They never last long in my house.

One thing that’s usually hard when baking is the part where you have to wait. Well, I have some good news people because with this recipe you blink twice and these are done. They bake even faster when it’s a busy morning and you’re running around the house like a chicken with it’s head cut off. They bake really quickly so don’t stray too far from the kitchen!

When I pulled them out of the oven I couldn’t even wait 10 minutes for them to cool. I waited maybe 30 seconds and used a toothpick to get one out. It was steaming but I tore it in half, waited for maybe a minute, and inhaled the thing. Was it worth almost getting burned? Hell yeah! And I had another one right after.

These muffins have the most beautiful domes and those purple streaks add a nice touch of color. They taste just as good as they look.

They’re so tiny but bursting with big flavor. You’re going to love them. 🙂

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Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins - My kids love these muffins. They're so fun to eat! Super easy to make and dairy-free too so we have them for breakfast quite often. They never last long in my house.
Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
24 mins
 

Here's a simple and easy recipe for moist blueberry banana muffins in mini form that kids (and adults) go crazy for. It all comes together in one bowl and they're ready in 30 minutes. These dairy-free mini muffins make for a fun breakfast or brunch. I guarantee you that the whole family will love them!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 mini muffins
Calories: 72 kcal
Author: Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
Ingredients
  • overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/4  cup  brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  vegetable oil
  • eggs
  • teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line mini muffin pan with mini muffin liners or spray generously with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the bananas, both sugars, and salt.

  3. Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.

  4. Add the flour and baking soda and stir until incorporated. DO NOT over mix. Gently fold in the blueberries.

  5. Scoop the batter into the mini muffin pan filling the cups all the way to the top.
  6. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes.

  7. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. 

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13 comments

Jessica May 20, 2018 - 5:25 pm

The mini banana blueberry muffins are delish! Im going to make them for a summer program (graduation ceremony) treat I run. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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Crystal May 20, 2018 - 6:06 pm

I’m so glad you like them Jessica! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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Megan January 17, 2019 - 11:32 am

Can the sugars be subsituted with applesauce? If so, what quantities?

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Crystal January 17, 2019 - 9:55 pm

No, I wouldn’t recommend doing that for this recipe. However, you can substitute the oil with unsweetened applesauce.

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Maddie May 31, 2019 - 10:15 am

These were amazing!!! <3 <3 <3 them!
I put it into a loaf pan and made a loaf out of it–it was still amazing!

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Crystal June 2, 2019 - 11:28 am

Thank you so much, Maddie! That’s such a great idea! I’m really glad you liked it.

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Shajeea March 22, 2020 - 5:53 pm

Baked these mini goodies for my 1year old daughter.
She loved them!
Those are her favourites for brekkie now
Thanks for the recipe! ❤️

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 22, 2020 - 7:29 pm

You’re very welcome. I’m so happy that she likes them. 😊 Thanks for leaving a review to let me know.

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CKane September 4, 2020 - 1:29 am

I don’t usually like using oil instead of butter, but was looking for a quick recipe for mini muffins…this was absolutely delicious!! Thank you! I added some cinnamon, as i always do, and had extra batter so also made 3 large muffins, baked about 24 minutes @350 degrees.

Will be baking this again!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 4, 2020 - 9:58 am

You’re welcome! The cinnamon adds a nice touch. I’m happy you’ll be making them again! Thank you for taking the time to rate and review my recipe.

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kc September 6, 2020 - 11:30 am

I started out with your banana muffin recipe, but when I saw the blueberry version I went with a cup of my frozen blueberries even though I suspected we were gilding the lily, but WOW. Much moister than most banana muffins which I think get rubbery, I added some extra cinnamon too, like you, love cinnamon and this is my new ‘go to’ banana solution! thanks!

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kc September 6, 2020 - 11:34 am

PS: I prepared as standard size muffins (old muffin tin 😔) and they took FOREVER to bake / maybe 25 min, but we got in under the wire between getting A dry toothpick and too dark.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 6, 2020 - 7:42 pm

True, they are very moist. I’m thrilled that this is your new go-to recipe now! Yes, I love adding cinnamon to my muffins but these still taste great without it. Sounds like it’s time for a new muffin pan. Get one that’s high quality. It’s worth the extra money. Trust me! Thanks so much for leaving a review.

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