Wednesday 14 February 2018

Banana Muffins With Blueberry Jam Topping

It was supposed to be just plain old banana muffins but I got itchy fingers and diligently piped some blueberry jam on the muffins.

These muffins came about because I had a few very ripe bananas that were browning very fast. And there was a carton of buttermilk in the fridge.

And speaking of the buttermilk............

Yes. More than a month expired. I'm still standing, so it was fine. As mentioned on the carton, buttermilk is great for muffins as it makes the muffins fluffier. 

After filling the muffin tin with batter, I piped some blueberry jam on the batter. This brand of jam is quite sweet and with the benefit of hindsight, I could have left out sugar (just a scant 1/4 cup) from the batter.

The muffins turned out very moist and tender, full of banana flavor but a bit on the sweet side due to the blueberry jam topping. I reckon, fresh blueberries would be a better option.

Banana Muffins with Blueberry Jam Topping
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 230g self-raising flour, sifted
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 115g butter, softened
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 300g ripe bananas, mashed

- some blueberry jam for the topping

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk flour and cinnamon powder to mix. Set aside.
2. In another mixing bowl, whisk butter and sugar until well combined.
3. Add egg and continue to whisk until emulsified.
4. Add buttermilk and whisk to combine.
5. Add mashed bananas and using a spatula, stir to combine.
6. Pour the wet mixture into the flour and gently fold using spatula. Do not overmix.
7. Using an ice cream scoop (or two spoons) divide the batter between a lined 12 hole muffin pan.
8. Pipe blueberry jam onto each muffin batter.
9. Bake at 160C for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.


  1. Makes great gift for Valentine’s Day too! Happy Valentine’s Day, dear! xoxo

  2. I love bananas, so I must make an attempt to make a banana cake or muffin one day. I'm hopeless at baking. If the muffin liners come out oily, what do you think went wrong? ;)

    1. Possibly because the batter (the wet batter with eggs, oil etc) was not well mixed. You need to whisk it until well emulsified for even distribution of the oil or else it will pool while baking. So I hope to see an ewew bakes post soon :)

  3. Serving these at your Chinese New Year open house?

    1. Oh no, no open house for me hah..hah...

  4. Looks so delicious! Tasty muffins like these are so easy to eat. Are they all finished or in the freezer? Happy CNY to you! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    1. There is still some in the freezer hee..hee... Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  5. wow...look delicious
    give me 1 box

    1. hah..hah... Jangan makan sensorang tau..

  6. Sweet for the sweet tooth such as I!! LOL... I baked a bread yesterday using those blueberries, cranberries and red cherries, the Kirkland type..

    1. Wah..I always lau nuar with your fruity breads!

  7. Yummy looking banana muffins with blueberry jam!