Mini Banana Blueberry Muffins for Kids

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These mini banana blueberry muffins are the perfect first muffins for baby! They have a lovely soft texture that is spongey rather than crumbly and contain no added sugar or salt.  

Which like I said make them absolutely perfect as the first muffin for babies starting on finger food.

A plate full of banana blueberry muffins with colourful building blocks and a childs cup

Why This Recipe Works

  • No added sugar or salt
  • Dairy free
  • Soft texture.
  • Perfect for baby led weaning.

Ingredients you will need

To make my mini banana blueberry muffins you will need mashed bananas and blueberries (fresh or frozen blueberries are fine. The remaining ingredients are pantry basics: Flour, baking powder, vanilla essence, eggs and oil/melted butter.

Ingredients to make banana blueberry muffins laid out on a counter top with text overlay.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

  • Blueberries: fresh or frozen
  • Oil: If you are using oil, choose a mild flavoured oil, (light olive oil, rice bran oil, coconut oil). Extra virgin olive oil is too strongly flavoured.
  • Eggs: I have not tested this muffin recipe egg free
  • Flour: This recipe does work with a gluten free baking mix.

I am an ambassador for Countdown supermarket, they support my blog by providing ingredients for recipe creation and testing. I keep their frozen blueberries in my freezer, they are perfect for baking and smoothies.


How to make banana blueberry muffins

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my mini banana blueberry muffins, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Alternatively, the quick recipe video might be perfect for you.

Prep: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius, 160 if using a fan-forced oven. (360 Fahrenheit).

Step one:  In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.

Bananas being mashed in a glass bowl, other muffin ingredients on the bench top.

Step two: Add eggs, vanilla, and melted butter/oil. Beat these wet ingredients together with a handheld beater (I use an electric one), the batter should become smooth, yellow and a little frothy

Two photo collage showing wet ingredients being beaten with an electric beater.

Step three: Add the flour and baking powder. Beat for a further 30-60 seconds to make a well-mixed batter

Two photo collage, dry ingredients being combined into a muffin batter using an electric handheld beater.

Step four: Portion into an oiled muffin tin (I use a non-stick silicone tray sprayed with oil) Mix makes 12 standard-sized muffins or 30 mini muffins

Muffin batter being portioned into pink silicone muffin cases.

Step five: Top the muffins with a blueberry or two. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 mins (360 Fahrenheit), 15 min cook time is based on making mini muffins, the mix makes approx 30 mini muffins. If you are using a standard muffin tray and making approx 12 muffins the cook time will be longer, approx 25-30 mins

Mini muffins in a pink silicone muffin cases, each topped with blueberries.

Step six: Cool in the muffin tray for 5-10 minutes before removing and allowing to cool on a rack.

Baked muffins in a muffin tray on a cooling rack.

Enjoy!

A mini muffin topped with a blueberry being held above a tray of cooked muffins.

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these banana blueberry muffins perfectly every time!

  • Ensure the bananas are ripe, even a little over ripe. The mashed bananas do the sweetening in this recipe, if you use an unripe banana the sweetness will just not be there.
  • Try stiring the blueberries through the batter. When I make them for young babies I tend to just stick one blueberry on top. The reason being they can get beyond messy filled with blueberries. Do not get me wrong I am all for kids having fun with food and making a mess, but I often pack these for when we are out and about.  Limiting the blueberries limits the mess! But honestly, you can add more blueberries to the mix too!
  • You can make these muffins mini or large, you will just need to adjust the baking time.
A hand holding a mini and regular sized blueberry topped muffin.

FAQs

Can I freeze banana blueberry muffins?

Yes, once cooled completely, pack the muffins into an airtight container and freeze for up to four months.

How to store banana blueberry muffins?

These muffins can be stored in an airtight container for 3 days, or they can be frozen.

Muffin recipes for babies

If you are looking for other muffin recipes for babies, then these may also be suitable.


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A plate of mini blueberry banana muffins, a baby sippy cup and wooden toy in the background.
Muffins For Baby, No Sugar, Healthy For Kids and Babies. A Soft Baby Muffin with Banana and Blueberry

Mini Banana Blueberry Muffins

A Soft Baby Muffin with Banana and Blueberry, perfect as a first muffin or for toddlers and kids!
Print Pin Rate
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Baby Led Weaning
Keyword: banana blueberry muffins, baby muffins, mini muffins, baby banana muffins, muffins for baby
Servings: 30 mini muffins
Calories: 62kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl

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4.56 from 1371 votes

Ingredients

  • 250 g banana equiv of 2 med bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 100 g oil or melted butter ½ cup oil or melted butter
  • 160 g plain flour 1 cup
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 30 blueberries fresh or frozen

Instructions

  •  In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork 
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and butter/oil
  • Beat these wet ingredients together with a hand held beater (I use an electric one), the batter should become smooth, yellow and a little frothy
  • Add the flour and baking powder
  • Beat for a further 30-60 seconds to make a well-mixed batter
  • Portion into an oiled muffin tin (I use a non-stick silicon tray sprayed with oil) Mix makes 12 standard sized muffins or 30 mini muffins
  • Top the muffins with a blueberry or two
  • Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 mins (360 Fahrenheit), 15 min cook time is based on making mini muffins, the mix makes approx 30 mini muffins. If you are using a standard muffin tray and making approx 12 muffins the cook time will be longer, approx 25-30 mins
  • Cool 
  • Serve

Video

Notes

  • Ensure the bananas are ripe, even a little overripe. The mashed bananas do the sweetening in this recipe, if you use an unripe banana the sweetness will just not be there.
  • Try stirring the blueberries through the batter. When I make them for young babies I tend to just stick one blueberry on top. The reason being they can get beyond messy filled with blueberries. Do not get me wrong I am all for kids having fun with food and making a mess, but I often pack these for when we are out and about.  Limiting the blueberries limits the mess! But honestly, you can add more blueberries to the mix too!
  • You can make these muffins mini or large, you will just need to adjust the baking time. 15 mins for mini, 25 mins for regular.
  • Store in an airtight container for 3 days, or freeze for up to 4 months. 

Ingredient Substituions

  • Blueberries: fresh or frozen
  • Oil: If you are using oil, choose a mild flavoured oil, (light olive oil, rice bran oil, coconut oil). Extra virgin olive oil is too strongly flavoured.
  • Eggs: I have not tested this muffin recipe egg free
  • Flour: This recipe does work with a gluten free baking mix.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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4 Comments

  1. Amazing little muffins - so easy to make. My toddler even helped with parts. She loved them too. Definitely a new go to recipe!