Banana blueberry muffins with lavender

    40 min

    Banana and blueberry muffins with a hint of lavender are a lovely treat that smell great, too.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 100g wholemeal flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons lavender flowers
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 120ml semi-skimmed milk
    • 4 tablespoons rapeseed oil
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 150g fresh blueberries

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease a 12-hole muffin tin or line with paper cases.
    2. Combine plain flour, wholemeal flour, sugar, baking powder, lavender and salt together in a bowl. Mix bananas, milk, oil and egg together in a separate bowl. Add banana mixture to flour mixture; stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries. Spoon muffin mixture into prepared muffin tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool muffins in tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

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    These are INCREDIBLE. They made my house smell like lavender while they were baking! I'll be hinting that I want for these for my Mother's Day breakfast........The muffin cups will be almost full, but don't let that scare you--the recipe is perfect, instructions are perfect, just make sure you like lavender if you make these. The taste is not overpowering, but you can tell that it's there (and I love it!). Thank you for sharing such a delightful recipe!!  -  06 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We absolutely LOVED these muffins! They have everything in them we like; Blueberries, bananas and just a hint of lavendar. And, yet they are not dense and heavy. I made them per the recipe with no changes, except my blueberries were from my freezer and I added them frozen. Also, I used a corn oil/canola oil blend. I will make again for sure! This recipe is a keeper.  -  30 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wishing I had more overripe bananas to use! These are absolutely delicious! I varied the recipe only slightly: 1) Used 3/4 cup of sugar instead of 1 cup since the fruit adds plenty of sweetness, 2) Subbed out 1/2 the oil and used unsweetened applesauce instead, 3) added a tiny dash of vanilla. These muffins did not have a strong banana flavor, so if you're looking for that you may need to adjust the quantity of banana. I prefer it with only mild banana flavor though, and thought the blueberry and lavender added such a nice, fresh touch.  -  01 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)