Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Banana Blueberry muffins which need just five ingredients and have the most amazing texture! These muffins have no butter, oil, grain flour or sugar but you’d never be able to tell from the final product! Chock full of bananas with spurts of blueberries, these healthy muffins are naturally gluten free, paleo, vegan and refined sugar free!

Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Blueberry Muffins which are SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside with NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

I’m in Los Angeles but based on the fruits and vegetables on special here, you’d think I was back in Melbourne….or so I thought. 

The other day, I was perusing the supermarket looking for some fruit to bake with. I was gearing myself up for resorting to bananas or apples because (I thought!) besides these two (and a handful of citrus fruits), everything else would be too expensive or only available flash frozen. 

I was shocked to see that there was an abundance of berries on the display table being sold at $1.00 a punnet! Not just blueberries though; there were also raspberries and some ugly purple berry trying to fool others that they were blackberries but I swear they weren’t- They were some mutated berry. I bought three punnets of blueberries, and sent my mum a message with a picture of it to make her jealous.

Why?

She could live off blueberries and in Australia, even when on special, they cost an arm and a leg. 

Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Blueberry Muffins which are SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside with NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Anyway.

I returned home and got excited to bake with them! Before I got into some baking, I obviously had the sample these beauties. I whipped out the blender to make a smoothie, only to realise that there was obviously a catch was to why they were $1.

Upon touching just one of the berries, they literally morphed into one- They were that soft and flimsy- It was as though these blueberries were the equivalent of an obnoxiously overripe banana. Knowing that the thought of smoothie was now out the window, I had to resort to picking out the handful of berries left. Of the three punnets, I saved close to 1/2 cup in total. 

You do the maths.

Speaking of obnoxiously overripe bananas, I had three sitting on my counter which meant a baking spree was imminent- Or well, one baked good. I had to remember I had 2 bananas to work with and under a 1/2 cup of blueberries (and 1 1/2 cups of blue mush). It’s been some time since muffins made an appearance on TBMW so there’s no time like the present. Obnoxious overripe bananas + failed blueberries are a marriage waiting to happen so of course they became today’s recipe- Healthy 5 ingredient Banana Blueberry muffins!

Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Blueberry Muffins which are SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside with NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

These healthy banana blueberry muffins need just one bowl and five minutes to make, none of them being butter, oil, grain flour or sugar- The beauty of overripe fruit! Unlike traditional bakery style muffins, these are ridiculously moist and gooey on the insides, yet tender on the outside- Thanks to the proportion of fruit to extras! For those of you without access to (dud) fresh blueberries, they would work perfectly fine with slightly thawed frozen blueberries- They had a very similar consistency! These muffins are also suitable for most dietary lifestyles out there, as they are gluten free, vegan, dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free! 

HACK! I call these the muffins which act like chilli. What does that mean? Well, it means that the longer it sits (in a fridge), the better it tastes. Day 1 was delicious. Day 2 was even better. Day 3? I forgave the grocery store for their poor state fruit and imposter blackberries.

Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Blueberry Muffins which are SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside with NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy 5 ingredient banana blueberry muffins and if you see cheap blueberries- 1. Take note of their quality and 2. Send a snap to my mum. 

Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Blueberry Muffins
Serves 9
Healthy Banana Blueberry muffins which need just five ingredients and have the most amazing texture! These muffins have no butter, oil, grain flour or sugar but you'd never be able to tell from the final product! Chock full of bananas with spurts of blueberries, these healthy muffins are naturally gluten free, paleo, vegan and refined sugar free!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 large overripe bananas (2 cups total)
  2. 1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
  3. 1/3 cup smooth nut butter of choice (I used cashew)
  4. 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (can sub for honey, agave or even brown rice syrup)
  5. 1/4-1/2 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 count muffin tin with greased muffin cups and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or high speed blender, combine all the ingredients except for the blueberries and mix/blend until fully combined. Fold in the blueberries.
  3. Divide batter amongst the muffin cups until mostly full (they won't really rise so don't worry about overflow). Bake for 20-25 minutes, until tender on the outside.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool in muffin tray completely. Remove from muffin tins and enjoy or even better, refrigerate for at least an hour.
Notes
  1. Muffins are best tasting from the refrigerator. The longer they sit, the better they taste. Muffins are freezer friendly too.
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43 thoughts on “Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Blueberry Muffins

  1. Blueberry Mush Muffins! Haha! Yes, you gotta watch out when berries are too cheap to believe. We made that mistake in Atlanta when we used to shop at the Asian market for cheap fruits and veggies. We’d often find crazy deals, but you had to make sure they weren’t just the berries leftover from last week…or last year. 🙂

  2. Seeing a squished blueberry is the equivalent of doing a double twisting double back and landing on your head at the world cup. Fortunately you were able to salvage a few and make some awesome muffins which is like winning the world cup after a nasty fall on floor. Congratulations my friend!

    1. Omg. I once commentated some small competition in Cottbus and not even kidding you- One girl fell off the beam, fell off the platform and her head fell into a potplant near the judges table. It was SO awesome.

  3. Whenever I look at berries this time of year my soul dies a little bit…so I stick to bananas and oranges if they are on sale. Bananas here are $0.29 per pound so I’m all for that. I do have a bag of frozen blueberries in my fridge which I have been mixing with maple syrup and drinking….er, pouring into pancakes. Great recipe Arman!

  4. But .. wouldn’t mushy berries be just right for a smoothie? Not much blending needed anymore, right? Enlighten me as a non-smoothie person, please.
    These look like some dense, dary I say: sturdy [in the best way] muffins so: stud muffins ;)?!

  5. Are you telling us that your mom has a snapchat? Because I WILL be best friends with her.
    I’m obsessed the with the frozen blueberries at one of the dining halls here. If I eat them with my fingers, I have purple fingers all day, which is super cute and not diseased-looking at all. But all for the bloobs.

  6. Sorry to hear about the mush, but I’m glad you were able to save a least a few for these delicious bites of goodness! Thankfully since I live in a farming area bloobs stay relatively cheap, but its the strawberries that get out of hand! $7 for a tiny container of strawberries that were picked a week early? Even drenching those suckers in chocolate won’t make them taste sweeter or juicier…

  7. I do NOT miss the cost of berries in Australia. Fruit here in Guatemala is crazy cheap. 50 cents for a whole mango, $1 for a papaya, $1 for a kilo of strawberries, etc. I’m dreading going to Paris after this!

  8. Just making these for the first time now. Look great and I decided to try using my Nordicware Scone pan to bake them in. Thinking these are going to be a hit. I will update once they are done!

  9. Is there anything I can use in place of nut or seed butter in this Or some of your other recipes? Such as, eggs, bananas, applesauce, unsalted butter, etc.?? Thanks! Recipe looks great!

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