Blueberry Muffins

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These soft, delicious Blueberry Muffins are simple and perfect for breakfast, snack or after-school treat. They’re filled with blueberries and topped with coarse sugar making them irresistible.

Sometimes I like to bake a batch of muffins and have them on hand for a grab-and-go breakfast, or an after school snack. These blueberry muffins are always a hit, but my family also loves apple, lemon poppy seed, or banana crumb muffins.

Blueberry Muffins in bowl

a snack for any occasion

There is something SO comforting about muffins baking in the oven. The sweet smell that fills the house just makes me smile!! Especially if they have blueberries in them, like today’s recipe.

These fluffy, moist blueberry muffins make the most delicious breakfast. Pair them on the side of some eggs and bacon and you’re done.

I’m dying over how yummy these are warm and straight out of the oven, especially with a nice layer of of butter spread in the middle. I even like to eat one (or two!) of these for an afternoon pick-me-up or a late night snack before bed. To be honest, they are tasty any time of the day!

Blueberry Muffin batter in bowl

How to Make Blueberry Muffins

You’re in luck because blueberries are officially in season (from about May to August)!

For this recipe, you’ll need 2 cups of fresh blueberries (washed and drained). You’ll also need coarse sugar for sprinkling on top of the muffin batter before putting them into the oven.

Can  I use frozen blueberries? Yes! Be sure to rinse the frozen berries several times. The water will begin as dark blue then turn to a lighter purple/red. Carefully pat dry. This will help the muffins from baking up as a blue/green color.

Wet ingredients. To make the muffins, beat the regular sugar and butter in a bowl until smooth and mixed together. Add your eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla.

Dry ingredients. Mix your dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time. While you’re doing that, alternate with adding in your 1/2 cup of milk. Then your batter is ready for the blueberries!

Blueberries. Take 1/2 cup of the blueberries and mash them up with a fork. Mix those in with your batter. Then take the other 1 and 1/2 cups of blueberries and fold them into the batter.

Bake. Pour the batter into muffin tins, sprinkle your coarse sugar on top, and bake for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

The result is the perfect, soft muffin filled with blueberries – a family favorite!

Homemade blueberry muffins in muffin tin

Muffin BAKING TIPS:

  • Do not over mix! When you add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, you want to be cautious. Stay away from electric mixers or the muffins will become dense and tough.
  • Batter thickness: If your batter is too runny, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. If it’s too thick, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until the batter reaches the desired consistency. It is ok if the batter has a few lumps—they will bake out.
  • Mini muffins: Follow recipe as directed, and pour batter into a mini muffin tin. Shorten the baking time to about 9-11 minutes.
  • Sinking blueberries: Toss the berries in 2 tablespoons of flour before adding them to the mixture, and it will keep them from sinking to the bottom. OR try adding 1 tablespoon of plain batter to the muffins tins, then fold the blueberries into the remaining batter. Finish filling in the muffins tins and bake.

Optional Crumb Topping

Add ½ c sugar, 1.3 c flour, 1 ½ tsp cinnamon in a bowl. Mix with a fork and sprinkle over the muffins. Bake according to directions.

Best blueberry muffins on plate

Storing & Freezing

Normally, most foods should be stored in an airtight container. However, because these muffins are a type of “quick” bread without a little air flow they tend to get a bit soggy. I’d recommend lightly covering them with plastic wrap allowing some moisture to evaporate while keeping the muffins soft and fresh.

  • Room temperature: let cool, cover lightly and store for to 2-3 days
  • Refrigerator: let cool, cover lightly and store for up to a week

Freezing. You can store blueberry muffins in the freezer to enjoy a quick treat on any given day. Once the muffins cool place them in an airtight container, label and freeze for up to 3 months. To eat: thaw and cook in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

Blueberry Muffin recipe on plate

These are the BEST homemade blueberry muffins. You just can’t go wrong with them! We hope you’ll give them a try and let us know what you think. Not only are they great for breakfast, but they’re great as a snack or after-school treat too!

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Blueberry Muffins Recipe

5 from 11 votes

These soft, delicious Blueberry Muffins are simple and perfect for breakfast, snack or after-school treat. They're filled with blueberries and topped with coarse sugar making them irresistible.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 264 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups blueberries washed and drained
  • 1/8 cup coarse sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.

  2. Add butter and sugar in a medium bowl and beat until smooth. One at a time, add each egg, blending in between. Mix in vanilla.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder. Add to sugar mixture, a little bit at a time, alternating with the 1/2 cup milk.

  4. Using a fork, crush 1/2 cup of your blueberries and add to your batter. Fold in the remaining blueberries.

  5. Divide batter among a lined 12 cup muffin tin. Sprinkle sugar over the tops and bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.

  6. Remove from muffin tin and allow to cool at least 30 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

TRIED & TRUE FINDINGS:

  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 12 muffins
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: used 1/8 cup coarse sugar in place of standard sugar
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. My dad loves blueberry muffins. So for Father’s Day, I made him a batch of these for part of his present, which was a homemade goody basket. He loved these muffins a lot! Can’t wait to make them again!


  2. My husband loves blueberry muffins. He is funny cause he doesn’t like the store bought ones anymore. He wants me to make your recipe all the time!


  3. I had my PRESCHOOLER put “make blueberry muffins” on her new years RESOLUTIONS list 😂 she and i finally got around to making them and they were delicious.