Blueberry Muffins


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The best Blueberry Muffins are made from scratch, so get out your mixing bowls and let’s get baking! Plump, juicy blueberries are surrounded by a moist, tender batter and topped with a scrumptious cinnamon-spiced crumble.

Just like lemon blueberry bread or blueberry pie bars, your family will eagerly gather at the table when they smell these beauties baking!

Blueberry muffins on parchment paper.

Fresh vs. Frozen Berries

For this recipe, both fresh and frozen blueberries will work! Meaning you can enjoy this recipe all year round. However, using fresh or frozen berries can differ slightly.

  • Fresh blueberries have a tendency to sink and clump at the bottom of baked goods. To ensure they float in the batter and stay intact toss berries with a tablespoon of flour to coat before adding to the batter.
  • Freezing blueberries forces their delicate skins to burst and the berries to release some of their juices. So when baking with them, you may notice the color bleeds a bit more.
      • Do Not Thaw
      • Rinse frozen berries several times in a strainer until the water runs clear.
      • Drain and dab dry on paper towels, then add to batter.

Blueberry muffin batter in a lined muffin tin with a crumble on top.

Blueberry Muffins From Scratch

These muffins are a delicious snack made with a handful of staple pantry ingredients! They are perfect to whip up for a quick snack or to pack in a lunch box!

To Make the Blueberry Muffin Batter:

  1. Combine dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls (per the recipe below).
  2. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir mixture just until moistened. Overmixing causes a dense batter.
  3. Gently fold blueberries into the batter.

Divide the batter among greased or lined muffin tins and top with streusel before baking! Bake until puffed up, slightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Now if you can, let them cool before sampling a few to ensure quality! ;)

Two blueberry muffins stacked on top of each other.

Storing and Freezing

Blueberry muffins freeze beautifully. To do so, make sure they are completely cooled first to prevent the tops from getting soggy and sticky when they thaw. Store in freezer containers or bags. They’ll keep for 3-4 months.

Defrosting Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins can be thawed at room temperature. You can also take them straight from the freezer and warm them on a napkin in a microwave for about 30 seconds. Or, wrap in foil and place in a 350°F oven for 10 – 15 minutes.

This is a reliable and crowd-pleasing recipe you can enjoy year-round thanks to abundant fresh blueberries in season or frozen ones in winter.

So Many Muffins!

Blueberry Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Muffins
Cuisine American
These tasty muffins are a great snack or breakfast on the go!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
Topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with liners.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg, vanilla, and milk.

  3. Add flour mixture to milk mixture and stir just until moistened. Toss blueberries with remaining flour and fold into batter. Do not overmix.

  4. Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over muffins.
  5. Bake 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan 5 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 202, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 175mg, Potassium: 88mg, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 279%, Vitamin C: 2%, Calcium: 35%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Blueberry Muffins
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Two blueberry muffins on top of each other. The top one has a bite missing.
Top image - A blueberry muffin on it's side with a bite taken out. Bottom image - Blueberry muffin batter scooped into a muffin tin.

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