Banana Blueberry Lemon Muffins

My favorite thing to make with really ripe bananas is banana bread, but this time I wanted to make something different. I was going to make plain banana muffins, but then came across this recipe on Dragon’s Kitchen and knew what had to be done. Fortunately, I had all the ingredients for these muffins, because who wants to go to the grocery store in a snow storm?

Ingredients & Directions:

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin pan with muffin liners. Grate your lemon now if you don’t already have some in your kitchen and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of the lemon rind. Stir in dry ingredients until blended.

Beat together bananas, eggs, brown sugar, butter, lemon juice and vanilla until blended.

Fold in blueberries just until combined.

For the topping, combine sugar and remaining lemon rind in small dish.

Fill muffin liners almost to the top. Sprinkle Lemon Sugar mixture evenly over the muffins. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

These muffins were delicious. I warmed one up the next morning on a griddle with a tiny bit of butter for breakfast. Seriously, these are some of the best muffins I have ever made.

This is from my other blog Two Cost Table.


  1. I'm curious what people's thoughts are on using citrus rind/peel in recipes. Do you go to the trouble of buying products marked "organic" or do you just assume that the bit you're using doesn't have enough pesticide/herbicide etc to matter?

  2. Hmmm maybe I should have called it "zest" ... anyway whatever you want to refer to it as, I'm still interested in everyone's thoughts.

  3. this looks delicious! going to bookmark it :) thanks

  4. I am going to try this tonight -but I am adding some walnuts that I have left over from last week's shopping excursion...I think I will be able to do a great job! - but I am not a baker

    This is a real challenge for me,since I usually over blend the ingredients and my muffins end up "tough";-)