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Banana Raspberry Muffins

These Banana Raspberry Muffins are made with fresh raspberries and bananas, making them the perfect breakfast or snack. Plus, they’re easy to make with simple baking ingredients!

Muffins are a great on-the-go option but we also love to serve them alongside some of our favorite breakfast recipes. These banana raspberry muffins pair well with a cold Coffee Smoothie, a French Omelette, or a serving of Roasted Potatoes or Skillet Potatoes.

Bite taken out of a muffin.

Banana Muffins with Fresh Raspberries

We all know banana muffins are a delicious comfort food. The moist texture and sweet flavor of bananas make them the perfect base for a delicious muffin. And when you add in fresh raspberries, you get a burst of tart sweetness in every bite!

These raspberry banana muffins are the perfect treat to make when you’ve got overripe bananas and extra raspberries on hand. They’re easy to make and result in a moist, flavorful muffin that’s packed with fruit flavor.

Plus, they freeze well, so you can always have a tasty muffin on hand! Serve them for breakfast with a cup of coffee, or enjoy them as a snack or dessert!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A great way to use fresh in-season raspberries.
  • The flavor is loved by both kids and adults.
  • These muffins freeze well, so you can always have some on hand.
  • They’re perfect for breakfast, snack time, or dessert!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Unsalted Butter – Gives the muffins a rich dense texture along with buttery flavor.
  • Granulated Sugar – Sweetens up the base of the muffin along with the natural sweetness of the fruit.
  • Eggs – Binds everything together and also adds moisture.
  • Vanilla – Gives the muffins a light vanilla flavor.
  • Overripe Bananas – Adds a dense texture to the muffins that is naturally sweet and flavored with banana.
  • All-Purpose Flour – The main dry ingredient, flour adds structure to the muffins and helps combine all of the ingredients.
  • Baking Powder – Helps the muffins rise in the oven.
  • Salt – Activates the baking powder and helps contrast the sweet flavors.
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg – Gives the muffins a light warming flavor.
  • Fresh Raspberries – Used to add raspberry flavor and pink color to the muffins

How To Make Banana Raspberry Muffins

  1. Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix the muffin batter: Add the eggs and vanilla and mix on low speed until just combined. Pour in the mashed bananas and continue mixing until just combined, then add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg and mix just until fully combined. Use a spatula to gently fold in the raspberries.
  4. Distribute the batter: Scoop about a ¼ – ⅓ cup of batter into each muffin cavity. Place extra raspberries, banana pieces, or decorating sugar on top if desired.
  5. Bake, cool, and serve: Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cooling for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
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Raspberry Banana Muffin Tips

  1. When mixing the wet and dry ingredients, be sure to only mix until just combined. Over Mixing the batter can result in tough muffins.
  2. When filling the muffin cups, be sure to fill them about half of the way full. This will allow the muffins to rise without overflowing.
  3. Start with room temperature eggs and butter. This will ensure that the ingredients mix together easily.
  4. Make sure your bananas are overripe and brown for the best flavor and texture.
  5. If you don’t have fresh raspberries, you can use frozen raspberries instead. Just be sure to thaw them before adding them to the batter.

Variations

  • Instead of raspberries, try using other summer berries such as blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries.
  • Add chocolate chips to the batter for a delicious chocolate raspberry muffin.
  • Give the top sugar crust by adding raw sugar crystals to the tops of the muffins before baking.
Raspberry muffin on a wire rack.
What can I serve with these muffins?

These muffins are delicious on their own, but can also be served with butter, jam, or cream cheese. They would also be delicious with a cup of tea or a chai latte.

Can I make these muffins gluten free?

We have not tested these muffins with a gluten free blend or flour substitute. However, you should be able to make the swap. Just substitute the all-purpose flour for gluten-free all-purpose flour and make sure the other ingredients are also gluten-free.

The only thing to note would be a possible texture change. We’ve found that gluten free muffins need more fat to keep then soft and moist, so consider adding a bit more butter or even oil.

Storage and Freezing

Storing: These muffins stay fresh when stored at room temperature for about 3 days. They will also stay fresh in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Freezing: Freeze for up to 2 months. Wrap completely cooled muffins in a layer of plastic wrap, then a layer of foil. Store in a freezer bag. Thaw overnight on the counter or for a few hours in the refrigerator before serving.

Reheating: Microwave frozen muffins for about 30-45 seconds or until heated through. Or, place frozen muffins on a baking sheet and reheat in a 350°F oven for about 10-15 minutes.

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Banana Raspberry Muffins

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 235kcal

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas large, overripe, and mashed
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup raspberries fresh, plus extra for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    ½ cup unsalted butter
    1 cup granulated sugar
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix on low speed until just combined. Pour in the mashed bananas and continue mixing until just combined.
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    3 bananas
  • Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Mix until just combined. 
    1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Use a spatula to gently fold in the raspberries.
    1 cup raspberries
  • Scoop about a ¼ – ⅓ cup of batter into each muffin cavity. Place extra raspberries, banana pieces or decorating sugar on top if desired.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve warm! See post for storage options.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 muffin. Actual calories will vary.
 
*Doubling or tripling this recipe has not been tested. Therefore, we can not guarantee the outcome of adjusting the ingredients.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe Rating




Lori

Thursday 17th of November 2022

I added 1/4 wheat germ and 1 small yogurt. Delicious!! Made 23 muffins. Half the batch got chocolate chips as a treat!

Kim

Thursday 17th of November 2022

Those are great additions, Lori! We're so happy you enjoyed the muffins. Have a wonderful evening! :)