Get ready to make the best Banana Strawberry Muffins Recipe in your own kitchen with easy ingredients, 1 bowl, and 30 minutes! This banana muffin recipe uses lots of banana chunks mixed into a super moist and light muffin batter. They are topped with juicy strawberry bits tossed in a tad of sugar. Make banana strawberry muffins in jumbo tins for an ultimate bakery style muffin or standard tins for simple snacking and dessert time.
If I told you that keto all-the-rage cloud bread led me to the best banana strawberry muffins recipe I've ever made, would you believe me?
Yes, 3 failed cloud bread attempts, an entire dozen eggs wasted, 2 hours of my life, and a year's worth of frustration...and the end result was this happy last minute, thrown together treat!
No one wants to waste an egg during a pandemic, let alone an entire dozen. Sigh. I love bread, so why even try an imposter bread made anyway. Well it looked cool and healthy! But apparently the conditions have to be just right for the batter to work, and here in Northern Virginia in the heart of August, it was just way too humid. Oh well.
If it can't be made easily every time, I don't want it. Busy mama's have no time for difficult recipes and failed meals.
My frustration needed fixing with our favorite thing to make..muffins! The bananas and strawberries were about to go bad, so this perfect combo led to another fantastically moist and flavorful muffin.
This muffin recipe is mostly a banana muffin recipe, with a touch of sweet strawberry in each bite. My favorite basic muffin is used, the one I use for all of my fruit-filled muffins, but only the banana chunks are added to it. I save the strawberries for the top and coat them in a touch of flour and sugar for added sweetness (and so they don't sink).
Read on to see just how easy it is to make this fluffy, moist basic muffin recipe and then use it with all your favorite mix-ins!
How To Make the Best Basic Muffin Batter
After many years of muffin making and experimenting with different ingredient ratios, this is by far the best basic muffin batter. This is a versatile batter that different fruit and spice mix ins can be added to.
You will want to use
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk (whole, almond, low fat, etc.)
- 1 egg
To this basic muffin mix, add 2 cups of chopped fruit. You should add some warming spices too, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger, or a combination. Anywhere from ½ to 1 teaspoon of each is a good rule of thumb.
This basic muffin recipe will make 6 jumbo muffins, 8 standard muffins, and about 24 mini muffins.
Getting your Muffins to Rise Perfectly
A little trick to getting perfectly risen muffins is to fill any empty cups with 2 tablespoons of water. Doing this gives me a nice rise every time, with no sunken centers!
Ingredients in the Best Banana Strawberry Muffins Recipe
To make this banana strawberry muffin recipe, you need:
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- vanilla extract
- almond milk (or other on-hand milk)
- very ripe banana chunks
- diced strawberry bits
Lots of easy, pantry staple ingredients and fresh fruit!
If you don't have almond milk, whole milk is perfect, or really any kind of milk! I used almond here only because I needed my whole milk for the baby. 🙂
How to make the Best Banana Strawberry Muffins
Making banana strawberry muffins is essentially a 3 step recipe:
- Preheat the oven and spray 6 jumbo muffin cups with cooking spray.
- Mix the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center, add the egg, oil, milk, banana chunks, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then top with the strawberries and bake another 10 minutes.
Banana strawberry muffins are wonderful alongside a hot cup of tea, coffee, or latte. On a hot summer day, enjoy this sweet snack with a big glass of this homemade lemonade or iced green tea with honey. Neither the muffins nor these refreshing sippers will disappoint!
Best Banana Strawberry Muffins Recipe
- Preheat oven to 400° and spray 6 jumbo muffin cups with cooking oil.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Make a well in the center and add the milk, vanilla extract, egg, oil bananas and mix until just combined.
- Pour batter into muffin cups, filling ⅔ of the way. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Toss the strawberries with a small amount of flour and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Top each partially cooked muffin with strawberries and bake another 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
storing banana strawberry muffins
Your banana strawberry muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for approximately 3 days. Store them in the freezer for longer keeping and defrost a few hours before you plan to eat them.