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The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe

by Jean Van't Hul
April 26, 2016
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Yum! These lemon-blueberry muffins are seriously the best blueberry muffin recipe we’ve tried!

We love blueberry muffins! Who doesn’t, really? I mean, how can one not love fresh blueberry goodness wrapped up in a muffin? Yet, finding the perfect blueberry muffin recipe has proved trickier than I thought it would be—and I’ve been making muffins since I was a child.

And so I made my own, adapted and tweaked from various other blueberry muffin recipes, until my kids said, “Mama, you make the best blueberry muffins!” And I had to concur. This is a pretty darn good blueberry muffin recipe.

Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.

Bonus points if you make it with your kids.

The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe

The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Makes 12 regular-sized muffins and 12 kid-pleasing mini muffins

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (or half all-purpose and half white wheat flour)
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted then cooled somewhat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, frozen or fresh
Using silicone muffin tin liners

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit and line the muffin tins with silicone muffin cup liners, paper liners, or just grease the tin. (We use re-usable silicone liners for the big muffin tin and paper liners for the mini muffin tin.)

Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Whisk the melted butter and eggs together in a medium bowl. Add the yogurt, zest, and vanilla, and whisk some more.

Note: Sometimes I use vanilla yogurt and then skip the additional vanilla extract.

The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe - Adding blueberries

Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until combined. Fold in blueberries.

(Or you can mix the blueberries into the dry ingredients first, as in the photo above, then gently stir in the wet ingredients. We’ve done it both ways.)

The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe - Using Silicone Liners

Divide batter between muffin tin sections… We always divide the batter between one regular-sized muffin tin and one mini muffin tin.

Note: We really like these silicone muffin cup liners because the muffins pop out of the tin and the liners super easily and they mean less greasing and washing of muffin tins.

Sprinkle sugar on top of blueberry muffins

…and sprinkle with sugar (if you like).

Bake for 20 minutes. Test with toothpick; if it comes out clean, the muffins are done.

The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Let cool slightly on a wire rack if you have the patience.

Our mini muffin tin came as part of this Little Bakers Cook Set, in case you’re wondering. We use it all the time.

The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe

So, make these with your kids and then report back. Was it the best blueberry muffin recipe you’ve tried? Or do you have another favorite? Because I’ll totally try yours, too! Who knows? I might end up tweaking this one even more…

P.S. I thought these muffins were seriously awesome when I replaced 1/2 cup of the flour with cornmeal. The kids didn’t like the texture as much (but ate them all anyway). The kids loved them best when they were completely purple the time we had to add a forgotten ingredient at the last minute and stirred the blueberries around more than they really wanted to be stirred.

Here’s the printable recipe:

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The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe

  • Author: Jean Van’t Hul
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 regular-sized muffins and 12 mini muffins 1x

Description

Delicious lemon-blueberry muffins!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (or half all-purpose and half white wheat flour)
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted then cooled somewhat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, frozen or fresh

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit and line or grease the muffin tins.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk the melted butter into the eggs. Add the yogurt, zest, and vanilla, and whisk some more.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until combined. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Divide batter between muffin tin sections and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. Test with toothpick; if it comes out clean, the muffins are done.

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