Blueberry muffins are a staple of home baking and are one of the most popular and easy recipes to make. This American style muffin recipe is especially easy and only uses one bowl. These muffins are fluffy and moist, bursting with juicy blueberries and don't require any special equipment. Best of all, your ingredients can be found at Aldi UK.
Easy Blueberry Muffins
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These muffins are soft and fluffy with just the perfect amount of bounce. Not too sweet and just the perfect thing for breakfast, brunch or a snack. So, really, these muffins are perfect for any time at all. The ingredient list is only 7 items and all are available for a 1 stop shop at Aldi. You'll need:
Easy Blueberry Muffin Ingredients
- Self-raising flour
- Vegetable oil
- Caster sugar (granulated is just fine)
- Blueberries (fresh or frozen* See notes)
- Baking powder
Using vegetable oil in muffins
Vegetable oil is the perfect fat in muffins rather than butter as it makes the muffin moister and keeps it fresher longer. Like most muffins, these are best the day they're made, BUT these really are perfect if kept at room temperature for a few days.
If you really love the flavour of butter in your muffins, you can use ½ butter and ½ oil in this recipe, just melt the butter and leave it to cool for a few minutes before adding it to your milk and egg mixture.
Frozen Blueberries VS Fresh Blueberries
This recipe and these photos were made using fresh blueberries, but this recipe has been tested using frozen blueberries too. During the summer, fresh berries are perfect, but in the winter, frozen ones work absolutely beautifully. Just leave the blueberries frozen when adding to the muffin batter.
If the berries are defrosted first, you will end up with a soggy muffin mess, as the thawed berries won't hold their shape during baking.
Storing blueberry muffins
The best way to keep these muffins fresh and fluffy is to keep them at room temperature, in an airtight container for about 2 days. If you know it will take you longer than that to eat them (who are you?) then you can store them in the fridge or freezer.
To freeze these blueberry muffins, place them in a freezer zip back and lay them flat. You can also use an airtight container, but that does take up extra room. If you've got it, then use a container. To defrost the muffins, you can zap them in a microwave on medium heat for about 20 seconds. Or, you can place them at room temperature for a couple of hours. Or defrost them in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Switching the fruit in blueberry muffins
Okay. I get it. You may not always want blueberry muffins. Sometimes you'll want another seasonal fruit. Here are my top choices:
- Chocolate Chips
After the first day, these muffins are best served warm with a smear of butter. But really aren't all muffins best that way?!
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