These Best Ever Blueberry Muffins are the perfect sweet treat for breakfast, brunch or snack. Make this recipe for moist, tender muffins full of fresh juicy blueberries!
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If you’ve been a reader of The Busy Baker for awhile now you’ll already know that muffins are kind of my jam. There’s almost nothing I love baking more than muffins, and these Best Ever Blueberry Muffins have been one of my favourite muffin recipes for years. These moist and tender muffins are so easy to make for a simple sweet snack to share with family and friends, and they’re a great way to use up all those gorgeous in-season blueberries!
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These Best Ever Blueberry Muffins are truly the perfect classic muffin. They’re simple to make in only one bowl and they’re the perfect breakfast muffin!
Looking for even MORE muffin recipes? Try my most popular recipe ever, these Best Ever Banana Muffins!
How to make the perfect blueberry muffins
- Don’t over-mix the batter! This is my BEST TIP for the perfect fluffy muffins every single time! If you’re left with muffins that are closer in texture to hockey pucks, it’s almost certainly because you mixed the batter too vigorously and for too long. Be gentle with the batter once you add the dry ingredients and stir only until the flour just barely disappears. Use a wooden spoon or silicone spatula and mix by hand to avoid over-mixing. Making muffins with a stand mixer or a hand mixer almost ALWAYS ensures you’ll over-mix, so making them by hand is the way to go!!
- Bake quickly! The leavening agent in muffins is usually baking powder (sometimes with baking soda), which acts quickly as soon as the liquid and dry ingredients come together. To get fluffy muffins with the nice dome shape on top, get them in the oven as fast as you can after mixing.
- Let them cool! No one likes a gummy muffin that’s underdone on the inside. Let the muffins cool until they’re almost room temperature before digging in, since they continue baking on the inside even after they’ve been removed from the oven.
- Use fresh blueberries! Fresh blueberries instead of frozen ones almost always look and taste better in muffins like these – fresh blueberries stay nice and juicy!
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- Rhubarb Streusel Muffins
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- Peach Cobbler Muffins
- Best Ever Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Apple Carrot Ginger Muffins
- Best Ever Banana Muffins
Best Ever Blueberry Muffins
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup fresh blueberries plus more for topping (optional)
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
- Add the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder to a bowl and whisk together to combine.
- Add the blueberries and lemon zest and stir them gently into the flour mixture. Adding the blueberries now will prevent them from bleeding into the muffin batter (so they won't turn the batter purple) and it will also help the blueberries not to sink to the bottom of the muffins as they bake.
- Measure the milk into a 2-cup size liquid measuring cup.
- Add the egg, vanilla and vegetable oil and whisk them together with a fork.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir everything together gently just until combined with a wooden spoon or a silicone spatula - just until no streaks of flour remain.
- Portion the batter into the 12 muffin cups, filling them about 2/3 to 3/4 full. This recipe makes between 12 and 16 muffins, depending on the size of your pan.
- Top each muffin with a couple extra fresh blueberries, if desired (this step is optional, but it makes for a beautiful presentation).
- Bake the muffins at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or until the tops of the muffins are a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into one of the muffins comes out clean.