Strawberry Banana Muffins

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My latest banana-inspired recipe also has fresh strawberries in it–the perfect muffin for summer! They’re so moist and full of delicious chunks of fresh strawberries. I love how the sprinkling of coarse sugar gives these muffin tops a little sparkle and crunchiness, too! I just did a light sprinkling, but you can do a heavier sprinkle if you want a real sugary top. So the next time you have some ripe bananas and fresh strawberries on hand, keep this recipe in mind! 🙂

STRAWBERRY BANANA MUFFINS by NancyC

Makes 11 muffins

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries (cut into small chunks)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional: coarse sugar for sprinkling on top of muffins (use about 1/4 teaspoon per muffin or a little more, if you like)

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners; set aside. In medium bowl, blend sugar and butter, then add in egg, and vanilla, blending well. Mix in the strawberries and bananas. In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add strawberry/banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and sprinkle tops with coarse sugar, if desired. Bake at 375˚F for 15-16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let muffins cool in pan 5 minutes, the remove and cool completely on wire rack or serve warm.

These muffins are great for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack–they’d go great with some Strawberry Lemonade, too! Do you have a favorite strawberry/banana recipe?

Linked to Fiesta Friday at The Novice Gardener and Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy.

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29 thoughts on “Strawberry Banana Muffins

  1. bettylouise31

    This a,great idea. For sometime I have been adding frozen blueberries to my mix of various muffins. They go especially well with chocolate. Once I use a frozen mixed berries but the strawberries were to large. Cutting into pieces would work. I have frozen the muffins and they are still delicious.

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  2. PigLove

    Oh pig heavens. That is two of my favorites – strawberries and banana. I may faint. Quick, hand me a muffin while I lick my piggy lips – YUMMY! XOXO – Bacon

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  3. Jhuls

    I love everything here – the photos, the recipes. I love strawberries and bananas but I haven’t tried conbining the two in muffins. I must say that this might change soon. Thank you for bringing these yummy goodness, Nancy! 🙂 Happy FF to you and enjoy the party. 🙂

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  4. M

    A strawberry lemonade for me please :P! I think I would try this without banana, not a banana fan here.
    Nice blog, I’m following!! 😀

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