This easy blueberry muffin recipe is the perfect home-baked treat. These muffins, are a delectable blend of sweet and tart, and are a breeze to prepare. With a preparation time of just under 45 minutes, these homemade muffins stand out with their buttery softness and burst of fresh blueberries in every bite.
If you are looking for more blueberry recipes, you should look at our lemon blueberry drizzle cake, these soft and fluffy blueberry scones or these blueberry chocolate muffins. They will become new baking favourites in no time!
- ⭐️ Why you'll love these blueberry muffins
- 🧾 Ingredients for moist blueberry muffins
- 📖 Substitutions & Variations
- 👩🏻🍳 Making blueberry muffins in 4 simple steps
- 💡Can I use frozen blueberries in this muffin recipe?
- 💡 Why did my muffins come out dry?
- 🔪 Equipment
- 🍯 Storage
- More baking with fruit
- Ultimate Moist & Flavourful Blueberry Muffins
⭐️ Why you'll love these blueberry muffins
- A perfect balance of sweetness and tangy blueberries.
- Easy to follow recipe for both beginners and experienced home chefs.
- Quick preparation time.
- Ideal for breakfast, brunch, or a snack.
- Moist, soft, and packed with flavour.
🧾 Ingredients for moist blueberry muffins
- Plain/All-purpose flour: Creates a perfect tender crumb for the muffins.
- Baking powder: A necessary leavening agent that helps the muffins rise.
- Salt: Enhances the flavours of the other ingredients.
- Butter: Provides a rich, buttery taste to the muffins.
- Vegetable oil: Creates a very soft and tender crumb and keeps the muffins moist.
- Granulated sugar: Adds sweetness and helps in browning.
- Eggs: Acts as a binding agent and adds moisture.
- Vanilla and almond extracts: Infuse the muffins with warm, sweet flavours.
- Milk: Contributes to the moist, soft texture of the muffins.
- Fresh blueberries: Gives a burst of tangy sweetness in every bite.
See recipe card for quantities.
📖 Substitutions & Variations
- Streusel Topping: Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts. Sprinkle over the muffin batter before baking for an extra crunch. *Or you can use this crumble topping for incredible muffins.
- Add-ins: Add a teaspoon of lemon zest or a half cup of chopped pecans to your batter for a flavour twist.
- Blueberries: If you don't have fresh blueberries, you can substitute with frozen ones. Just remember not to thaw them to prevent colour bleeding.
- Milk: Almond or soy milk can be used for a dairy-free version.
- Butter: You can substitute the same amount of coconut oil for a healthier alternative.
👩🏻🍳 Making blueberry muffins in 4 simple steps
- Prepare your oven and muffin tin: Preheat the oven to a high temperature and line a muffin tin with paper liners. A high initial temperature helps to create a well-risen muffin top.
- Mix dry ingredients: Combine plain/ all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Prepare the butter-sugar base: Whisk the melted butter, neutral oil and granulated sugar together until creamy.
- Incorporate eggs and extracts: Add in the eggs, one at a time, along with vanilla and almond extracts.
💡Can I use frozen blueberries in this muffin recipe?
Absolutely! You can definitely use frozen blueberries in this recipe. One of the great things about blueberry muffins is their flexibility when it comes to the star ingredient.
When using frozen blueberries, there's no need to thaw them beforehand. You can fold them directly into the batter. However, remember that frozen blueberries might bleed into the batter a little more than fresh blueberries, potentially turning it into a light purple hue. But don't worry, it won't affect the taste of your muffins; they'll be just as delicious!
A pro tip when using frozen blueberries: To minimize colour bleeding, toss them in a tablespoon or so of flour from the recipe before folding them into the batter. This will help to keep them distributed evenly throughout each muffin, rather than sinking to the bottom.
So, whether you've picked your blueberries fresh or you have a stash in your freezer, they can all be used to make these delightful muffins!
- Combine dry and wet mixtures: Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
- Add blueberries and milk: Fold in the blueberries and add milk, taking care to not overmix.
- Fill the muffin tin: Evenly distribute the muffin batter into the tin. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top for that extra crunch.
- Bake: Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let them cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Hint: Be sure not to overmix your batter, as this can lead to tough muffins.
💡 Why did my muffins come out dry?
If your muffins turned out dry, you may have overmixed the batter, overbaked them, or used too much flour. Be sure to measure your ingredients carefully and keep an eye on the muffins as they bake.
Good quality baking equipment can make a huge difference in your baking experience and the final product. These are our favourite pieces.
- Muffin Tin: This is specifically designed for baking muffins or cupcakes and is essential for giving them their distinctive shape.
- Paper Liners: These are used to line the muffin tin, making it easier to remove the muffins after baking and reducing clean-up time. If you don't have these, you can also lightly grease the muffin tin.
- Mixing Bowls: You will need at least two bowls, one for mixing the dry ingredients and one for the wet ingredients.
- Measuring Cups and Spoons or kitchen scale: These are used to accurately measure your ingredients. Baking is a precise science, so it's important to measure carefully.
- Whisk or Electric Mixer: These are used to thoroughly combine your ingredients. A whisk is perfectly fine, but an electric mixer can make it easier to cream together the butter and sugar.
- Spatula: This is used to scrape down the sides of the bowl and to fold in the blueberries gently to the batter.
- Cookie Scoop: This helps to evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tin. You can also use a regular spoon.
- Wire Cooling Rack: After baking, it's important to let your muffins cool slightly in the tin, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely. This prevents them from getting soggy.
- Fridge: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
- Freezer: After the muffins have cooled completely, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.
- Reheat: If frozen, thaw in the fridge or at room temperature before serving.
Absolutely! This recipe is versatile. You can use the same amount of raspberries, chopped strawberries, or even chocolate chips.
Yes, you can substitute half of the plain or all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour. However, this may give your muffins a denser texture.
The healthiness of blueberry muffins depends on the recipe and ingredients. Traditional recipes can be high in calories and low in nutrients. However, you can make them healthier by using whole grain flour for more fiber, reducing sugar, substituting with healthier fats like olive oil.
These particular muffins wouldn't be considered healthy, but they are certainly better than anything you can buy, because they're fresh and homemade without any additives and preservtatives.
This easy blueberry muffin recipe is perfect for beginners and experienced bakers alike. Don't hesitate to make this recipe your own by adding your favourite ingredients or adjusting flavours to your liking. Happy baking!
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Ultimate Moist & Flavourful Blueberry Muffins
- 240 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
- 150 g (¾ cup) granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 120 ml (½ cup) vegetable oil
- 60 g (¼ cup) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 120 ml (½ cup) milk, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 250 g (1 ½ cups) fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat Oven and Prep Muffin Tin
- Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease with butter.
Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients Separately
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.
- In a separate bowl, mix the vegetable oil, melted butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients
- Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Over-mixing can result in tough dry muffins.
Fold in Blueberries, Fill Muffin Tin and Bake
- Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Cool and Serve
- Remove from the oven and let the muffins cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
- Butter & Oil: This recipe uses both butter and vegetable oil. Butter is unbeatable for flavour, while oil ensures a moist crumb.
- Frozen Blueberries: You can use frozen blueberries in this recipe. No need to thaw them before adding them to the batter. This may slightly increase the baking time.
- Storage: These muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.