Strawberry Banana Muffins #MuffinMonday

Strawberries and bananas team up in a tender light muffin to make a super delicious combination  for your simple, on the go  breakfast or brunch.

Strawberry Banana Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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My recipe of the day for #MuffinMonday is for Strawberry Banana muffins, which combine a couple of my favorite flavors for  muffins in a single bite.

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I love that strawberries are so readily available this time of year, and am always looking for new and fun ways to cook and bake with them. And of course,  by early June I will go crazy with the  local berries making up batches of homemade strawberry jam. In the meantime (since I have run out at home) I have been using some French jam (Bonne Maman) which is somewhat like a fruit spread,   that is also about  30% lower in sugar. When I make from scratch for myself I will try to make it sugar free,   but having a decent brand do reduced sugar is always a plus.

This still will have a bit of sugar, especially if you use the icing on top,  which is really tasty. Of course, they are still good without. If you want to dodge sugar and dress them up,  just reach for a pat of cold butter to tuck  inside, or spread nicely with some clotted cream. Both will add extra decadence.

Muffin  Monday:  March 2019

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Strawberry Banana Muffins

Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine United States
Servings 16 (16-18) muffins



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cooled melted butter
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10 tablespoons buttermilk 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1 cup ripe strawberries chopped
  • 2 teaspoons flour toss with chopped strawberries

Frosting drizzle:

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3/4 teaspoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Liberally grease 16-18 muffin cups in tins.
  • Add dry ingredients to a bowl and stir.
  • Mix in wet ingredients to make a batter.
  • Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  • Bake muffins in the preheated oven for about 22 minutes, or until golden brown, and a toothpick inserted, can be removed without wet batter clinging to it.
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes, then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Mix frosting in a small bowl and drizzle over cooled muffins and let set up to dry, 30-45 minutes.


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Keyword Muffins, Quick Bread
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3 responses

  1. Sue,
    I like that Bonne Maman jam! Last year I gave my spouse a jam advent calendar by that company. Each morning he’d select a tiny jar for his workaday PB&J. He learned which flavors he liked–and reminded himself he’s not a marmalade fan.
    I’ve been seeing California strawberries all over the place, and since we haven’t had snow for 2 weeks (!!) I think Spring has sprung. Great timing for these muffins.
    I’ll have my with clotted cream–thanks!

  2. I am really looking forward to living in places where strawberries aren’t flown thousands of miles to get to me and arrive without strawberry flavor as a result. I may just celebrate by finding a “pick your own” farm and making these tasty muffins!

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