Has anyone ever made my blueberry banana oat bread? Highly unlikely as I posted that recipe way back when only my husband was reading this – maybe. He probably didn’t even read it, so back when I was the only one reading this! It’s a pretty fantastic quick bread though, so it needed to be brought back so a few people would actually see it. As muffins though, because muffins are fast and easy and you don’t need to have your oven on for an hour on a hot summer day to bake them.
These banana blueberry muffins actually came about because a reader asked me if I thought that original quick bread recipe could be made into muffins. That seemed like such a fantastic idea to me that I immediately ran to the kitchen and made it as muffins. You know, for testing purposes. I couldn’t just guess at a baking time now could I? Well, actually, I suppose I could have since my guess turned out to be right. But still, quality control and all that. It needed to be tested.
I’m so glad that I did, because these muffins were fantastic, and it had been far too long since I made that banana bread recipe anyways. Besides, you can never have too many healthy, delicious muffin recipes in your collection, right? No, just me?
These banana blueberry muffins are soft and fluffy, and filled to bursting with blueberries, oats and chocolate chips (um, yes, I did need to put chocolate chips in – it’s okay they’re still pretty healthy!). You could certainly omit the chocolate and they’d still be amazing, I just have a hard time making muffins without chocolate chips, because, well, chocolate. But if you have more self control than me, feel free to omit them. I even wrote “optional” beside them in the ingredient list, even though I know it’s not optional in my house!
Regardless of your chocolate preferences though, these muffins are delicious. Soft and fluffy and full of juicy summer blueberries. I may just have to go make some more.
I’ve also shared this recipe over at Cupcakes and Kale Chips.