Earl Gray infused banana muffins on a plate next to bananas.

Earl Grey Tea Infused Banana Muffins

I’m excited to share an innovative twist on a classic recipe that’s close to my heart – Banana Muffins. These aren’t just any Banana Muffins; they’re infused with the distinct, aromatic flavor of Earl Gray tea. This idea came to me as I was sipping my favorite Earl Grey one morning, while pondering over a bunch of overripe bananas on my kitchen counter. I imagined the citrusy bergamot notes of the tea melding perfectly with the sweet, ripe bananas – and so this recipe was born.

How to Make Earl Grey Tea Infused Banana Muffins

Earl Grey Tea Infused Banana Muffins
Preparation time: 20M
Serving: makes 12
Calories: Approx. 280


  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) of Earl Grey tea (brewed strong)
  • 1 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25ml) salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (200g) mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly grease.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then the mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and the Earl Grey tea.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Equipment List

  • Oven
  • Muffin tin
  • Paper liners (optional)
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Toothpick
  • Tea kettle
  • Cooling rack

Earl Grey Tea and Bananas is a Match Made in Heaven

These muffins are moist, with a tender crumb, and the Earl Grey tea adds an unexpected yet delightful depth of flavor. The sweetness of the banana is perfectly balanced by the slightly bitter, citrusy notes of the Earl Gray. It’s a surprisingly sophisticated flavor profile for such a humble, comforting muffin. Try adding sliced dried bananas to the top of these for extra deliciousness. I highly recommend trying this recipe – it’s a delicious and unique twist on a beloved classic.

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A self-proclaimed tea explorer, Jess began her journey with tea as a hobby and it quickly blossomed into an enchanting love affair. From the rich, historical tapestries of traditional Chinese blends, to the modern twists of herbal infusions, there’s no leaf unturned.

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