Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

Banana Blueberry Muffins
Banana Blueberry Muffins Eileen Goltz | Pareve or Dairy
1 hour 40 minutes
20 minutes
12 muffins

Blueberries require inspection for insect infestations. Please see “Kashrut Instructions” below for instructions on checking for insect infestation.

  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease 12 (2-1/2-inch) muffin cups.
  2. On a sheet of waxed paper, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Quarter bananas. In large bowl, beat bananas with electric mixer until mashed. Add eggs, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla, beating until blended. Stir in combined dry ingredients with a wooden spoon until almost blended. Stir in blueberries just until combined.
  4. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, dividing batter equally.
  5. Topping: Combine sugar and lemon rind in small dish. Sprinkle evenly over muffins.
  6. Bake in preheated 400°F oven for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden. Remove muffins from pan to wire rack. Serve hot.

Kashrut Instructions


INFESTATION: Cultivated blueberries, the type most commonly found in the supermarket, are generally insect-free. Still they should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water. Wild uncultivated blueberries, typically found in mountainous areas, require special inspection due to the prevalence of the ‘blueberry maggot’ (worm). Each berry should be individually inspected for holes or other indications of worms.


  • Cultivated blueberries should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water.
  • Wild blueberries must be carefully examined after washing. Spread them on a white cloth or a sheet of freezer paper and look for holes or other indications of worms.
  • Frozen Blueberries: Frozen Blueberries and other frozen fruits may be eaten with any washing or inspection, with the exception of frozen raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries which tend to be heavily infested.

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