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Compromises {Recipe: Banana Blueberry Muffins}

Banana Blueberry Muffins

I’ve discovered that with four kids, there is a lot of comprising that goes on during the day. It’d be too easy if all four of them would agree on something. Instead, it is always three wanting one thing while one wants something else. Even if it is just to annoy the others, there is always one kid who makes the decision of what they want just to be different.

The other day I was going to make muffins and asked my kids, “Banana or blueberry?” As I anticipated, the girls wanted blueberry and Jacob wanted banana. Instead of having to choose who I liked best and basing my decision on that, I decided we would compromise. I would make a banana blueberry muffin combo.

These muffins were the perfect combination of both fruit flavors, and made everyone happy. It’s never fun when I have to base my decisions on who I love best ;)

Speaking of compromises… the folks at Coffee-Mate realized how much I seem to be enjoying my coffee lately – both hot and iced coffee. They were kind enough to send me some coupons for their Natural Bliss Coffee Creamer. Now, as a blogger, I get coupons and products to try all the time, and when I find something I really enjoy, I want to make sure to share it with you.

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Coffee Creamer is made from all natural ingredients and comes in three flavors – Sweet Cream, Vanilla and Caramel. I especially enjoyed adding the sweet cream flavor to my favorite Iced Coffee. It made for an indulgent, mid-afternoon, treat. I felt good knowing that I didn’t have to compromise on flavor to enjoy something made from all natural ingredients. If you give it a try, you’ll have to report back and let me know which flavor is your favorite!

Now, on to the Banana Blueberry Muffin recipe!

Recipe: Banana Blueberry Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup melted butter, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  1. Combine mashed bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter in a mixing bowl
  2. Add dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Fold in fresh blueberries.
  4. Pour into 12 muffin cups, sprayed with Pam cooking spray.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375° oven for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clear.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Coffee-mate and received coupons and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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  1. Two of my favorites, rolled up in one! Gonna have to try these – Thanks!

  2. That sounds like the perfect compromise as well as the perfect combination! Banana & blueberry + coffee & decadent creamer = BLISSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

  3. Kristen, love these! I used to live off of muffins for breakfast, especially through University. And I always prefer fruit. Love the compromise! I guess it’s what good parents do!

  4. Good compromise, Kristen! I’m a banana bread purist (and have been using the same recipe for 20 years) but I’m willing to try anything. These look great!

  5. I love the addition of blueberries to banana bread. I think I love it almost as much as adding blueberries to anything lemon. YUM!

  6. Um, perfect combo!! I just picked up some wild Quebec blueberries and I know where they are going!

  7. The recipe sounds delish! But I could swear you were writing about my family! As a mom of four I, too, often find 3 wanting something and the 4th *having* to want something else!

    I had my husband read this and he said, “OMG! She’s writing about our kids!” Glad to know I’m not alone!

  8. I have been loving the Sweet Cream Natural Bliss Creamer. I definitely prefer it to non-dairy creamer, which kind of weirds me out. :) Thankfully, I’ve been finding coupons for it pretty regularly.
    Your muffins look great. We love muffins at our house but have never combined banana and blueberry. I’ll have to give it a try.

  9. I found this on pinterest while specifically searching for “banana blueberry muffins” and I am very happy with my discovery! the muffins were easy and turned out beautifully. I used frozen blueberries (unthawed) and they still taste great. Thank you for experimenting to please your kids – mine will reap the benefits now :)


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