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The BEST Blueberry Muffins Recipe is this easy, one-bowl recipe! Bakes beautiful, bakery-style blueberry muffins every time!
Blueberry Muffins have always been one of my family’s favorite muffin recipes! And I love how quick and easy this recipe is to make for breakfast, brunch, or snack. They make the perfect grab-and-go item on busy mornings but also make a wonderful treat for a more leisurely breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea.
Why I Love this Recipe:
- Easy. Made in a few simple steps and mixed in one bowl! Then they are baked to perfection!
- Delicious. This recipe makes a scrumptious, bakery-style blueberry muffin that my family loves!
- Grab and Go! The perfect grab-and-go item for breakfast, brunch, or a yummy treat!
Ingredients in Blueberry Muffins
- butter – you’ll want your butter to be at room temperature for easy mixing. You may also want to use butter for buttering and flouring your muffin tin, or you can use a baker’s spray.
- flour – I use all-purpose flour in these muffins. You can also use a blend of whole wheat flour if you prefer. Gluten-free flours also work well. Note that changing of flour in this recipe will change the texture of the baked muffin.
- baking powder – baking powder is used to help the muffins rise as they are baking.
- salt – a little salt helps to enhance the flavor in baking, and the same is true for these blueberry muffins.
- blueberries – I love to use fresh blueberries in this muffin recipe. You can also use dried blueberries or frozen blueberries if you prefer. Read my tips for using frozen blueberries in your muffins below.
- sugar – I use granulated sugar for these muffins, but you can also use raw cane sugar, coconut sugar, or your favorite baking sugar substitute, such as Splenda.
- eggs – I use two large eggs in this recipe.
- vanilla extract – I love to use my easy homemade vanilla extract in my baking. It is so simple to make (tip: it is an easy and delicious gift, too!). You can also use your favorite vanilla extract or an equal amount of vanilla bean paste.
- milk – you can use whole or low-fat milk, your favorite plant-based milk substitute (I love to use my homemade oat milk), or another dairy-free option if needed.
- grated orange rind – the orange rind is optional, but it does add so much flavor to these muffins. If you do not have oranges, you can also use lemons. A hint of citrus sparks up the flavor of the blueberries!
How to Make the Best Blueberry Muffins
- Preheat. Preheat oven to 375º F. You’ll want a well-balanced heat in your oven so that your muffins rise rapidly and the inside is cooked perfectly when the outside of the muffin is golden brown.
- Prep. Prep your muffin pan by spraying the cups of the pan with baking spray or by buttering and lightly flouring each cup of the muffin pan.
- Whisk dry ingredients. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Prep blueberries. Toss blueberries in flour to coat them to prevent them from sinking as baking.
- Mix ingredients. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture and then add the milk until just combined. Fold in the blueberries and any optional mix-ins. Spoon muffin batter into the prepared muffin pan. Top each with sugar, or use the optional crumb topping recipe I’ve included in this post.
- Bake and serve. Bake until golden brown. Cool before serving.
Make Ahead and Storage Instructions
Make ahead instructions. Once your muffins have cooled completely, they should be stored at room temperature for up to 3 – 4 days.
Storage instructions. Place your cooled muffins in a container lined with paper towels on the bottom.
Freezer instructions. You can also freeze your muffins by placing the cooled muffins into freezer-safe containers and then freezing them for up to 3 months. To serve, simply remove from the freezer and allow to thaw completely before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Keep Blueberries from Sinking in Baked Goods?
To prevent your blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your blueberry muffins as they bake, simply toss them in a bit of all-purpose flour to coat them. Then, gently fold them into your muffin batter. The muffin will then bake into a beautiful muffin with blueberries throughout.
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries in this Recipe?
I prefer to use sweet, fresh blueberries in this recipe when in season. But I absolutely also love to use frozen blueberries when fresh blueberries are out of season. They have been frozen at peak freshness, making this recipe perfect to use year-round!
How to Use Frozen Blueberries in Baking
While using frozen blueberries in a pie works wonderfully, it is a bit different from using them in baking muffins (or pancakes, bread, or cakes). The juices from the frozen blueberries can bleed into the batter, causing an off-color greenish hue to your finished baked goods.
To prevent this, rinse your frozen blueberries in a colander with cold water until the water runs noticeably clearer. It will just take a few moments but will make all the difference in the appearance of your final baked goods.
Optional Mix-Ins for these Muffins
For these blueberry muffins, I love to include freshly grated orange rind. The fresh citrus pairs perfectly with the blueberries and make the flavors of the muffin even more delicious! I’ve included a short list of optional mix-ins that you might like to include:
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
Optional Crumb Topping for Muffins
From time to time, I also like to add a bakery-style crumb topping to my muffins. Here’s how I do that.
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon butter
Optional: a pinch of ground cinnamon
In a small bowl, add the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon, if using. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry blender until well combined. Divide the crumb topping among the muffins and bake according to the original recipe instructions.
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Here’s my Blueberry Muffins recipe. I think you’ll love it.
- 1/2 cup butter room temperature, plus more for pan
- 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for pan
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 1/2 cups sugar plus more for topping
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons grated orange rind optional
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Prepare muffin pan by buttering and lightly dusting with flour or by coating the cup of the muffin pan with a baking spray.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. Toss blueberries gently in 1 – 1 ½ teaspoons flour. Set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Add in vanilla extract.
- Mix in the flour, mixing just until well-combined. Add the milk, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
- Fold in the blueberries and orange zest. Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.
- Sprinkle tops of muffins with additional sugar for topping.
- Bake until lightly golden brown and cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the middle, about 25 minutes. Allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving.
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I’ve always wanted to travel in an RV for like a month. Would be so nice to just get away.. and if I could make these muffins while doing it life would be “Sweet!” 🙂
I am making these in the morning! I got up this morning and made the blueberry streusel mix from Duncan Hines and they were NASTY! I vowed to my crew I’d make some from scratch and then you posted these today! Great timing!
Blueberry muffins are one of my favorite breakfasts (and snacks) ever! Yum!
Great recipe… I love all things blueberry, and especially blueberry muffins!!!
I can almost smell them! Love the addition of the orange rind.
Sometimes I think it’d be nice to get out and travel in an RV, so much freedom! And then I remember how badly I get car sick 🙂 Oh well. Lovely blueberry muffins, always a favorite!
If I had to pick just one kind of muffin to eat for the rest of my life, it would definitely be blueberry. These look delicious!
My mom wanted blueberry muffins because we have so many in the freezer, so I was looking and looking and this one seemed to have the best reviews. Does the orange make it taste orangy or does it just amplify the blueberry flavor? Thanks, Brittanie
I think it just amplifies the blueberry flavor, Brit.
Absolutely the only thing that I actually *like* blueberries in is blueberry muffins. These look great, Robyn! It’s been a long time since I made them. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
What can possibly be better than a muffin and specially with tons of blueberries in it?! That’s one of our family favorites!
Mmmmmmmm, those blueberry muffins are beautiful! Happy travels! I can just picture you cooking up a storm as you are happily humming down the highway in your RV! Too cute!
These blueberry muffins look spectacular! I would love some fresh, warm muffins for breakfast one day this week.
Okay, it’s official, my husband as a crush on you. RV and cooking-his dream. LOL. Love the recipe.
a favorite around here too – nice pictures too girl!!!
I love how simple and satisfying blueberry muffins are. Looks like we both have ’em on display this week 🙂 These sound amazing! xo
You know, there’s nothing quite like a blueberry muffin! So comforting and tasty in the AM! 🙂
Love you girl!
Robyn I love how your muffins have wonderful domed tops. Mine always tend to spread outwards and flat so I’ll have to give this recipe a try!
hi guys, has anyone tried to make these with wheat flour and 1/2 cup of sugar??? just wondering how to modify for my toddler.
ok. so i tried it with chhapati flour and 1/2 cup of flour and wow. i love your technique and style… so your recipes are very good. thank you for sharing. love it.
thank you! our toddler loves it.
I was wondering if you can put frozen blueberries in this muffin, and if so, do I alter the amount?
I have a freezer full of delicious local fruit, but need it to go soon!
I would like to make a blue berry cake.. would the above ingredient list hold good?
Well, this is my first ever recipe review altho I am an avid reader of reviews. -refuse to allow any produce go to waste – exactly 2 cups of blueberries in fridge and one, just one, large orange – and your recipe hits my mail box this morning. What are the chances of that coincidence!!! Husband is devouring as I write this and is smiling ear to ear!! Wonderful muffins and in our mid 70’s, I and hubby have had quite a few. Rate these at the very TOP!!! THANK YOU
Cheryl, I am honored that you chose this recipe as your first review and thrilled that you and your husband are enjoying them. Thank you. xo
I was amazed and so was my family at just how differently wonderful these muffins are. The flavor is vibrant. This is now or favorite muffin recipe.
Thank you, Maureen!
Delicious muffins, ate them fresh out of the oven.
Thanks, Jean. That’s when I like them best!
Awesome- I have never made blueberry muffins. Your recipe was easy to follow and they came out PERFECT!!! Delicious and beautiful!!! Thank you so much!
Thank you, Joan. I’m so thrilled these turned out so well for your first time making blueberry muffins.
I made these this AM They were great; used frozen berries. No problems. I would like to make these in a mini pan. I am diabetic and can only only eat half. a large one. Also do you think Baking Splenda will work. Thanks Mary Lou
I haven’t tried these with baking Splenda, MaryLou, but I think it should work fine. Let me know how it works for you. Thanks.
I have a question.
I have a package of frozen wild Maine blueberries. Should I thaw them before adding to the batter or put them in frozen after coating in the dry mixture?
Trish, you don’t thaw them before using. But you will need to toss the frozen blueberries in some all-purpose flour before adding to the batter so they won’t sink to the bottom of the muffins. Hope you enjoy!
Thank you Robyn! 😊
Robin, these are wonderfully tasty muffins. I have made them several times. The full recipe can be a bit sweet. My last batch I reduced sugar by 1/4C and added 1t of cinnamon, yummy. These are so soft and can last a while, but tend to disappear quickly, ha. Creaming the butter/sugar mix is critical, also covering the berries in flour to keep them in the mix is a needed step. Thanks, love your site too
Thank you, Paul.
These blueberry muffins are the best I have ever tasted, so moist and the blueberries because they were floured were found throughout the muffin. Even my Grandson loved them!!!!!!!!!!!
The best blueberry muffins I’ve ever tasted! I used a combination of lemon & orange zest, and sprinkled cinnamon mixed with raw sugar on top. I will never use another recipe!!!
Thanks so much, Marcia!
Five stars plus
These blueberry muffins were the best ever. Thanks so much! I will make it again tomorrow. My family wanted to save some, but I guess we couldn’t resist eating them all.
I’m so glad everyone loved the muffins, Vivian. Thanks.
Excellent, probably could have used a half cup of blueberries, it was so full of blueberries!
Can this recipe be baked in a loaf pan? LOVE these muffins, but need a loaf today. Thanks!
Hi, can I use frozen blueberries?
Vivian, you can use frozen blueberries. Don’t thaw them before using. Just be sure to rinse until the water runs clearer to prevent discoloring your baked muffins. You will need to toss the frozen blueberries in the all-purpose flour before adding to the batter so they won’t sink to the bottom of the muffins. Hope you enjoy!
Best muffin recipe! It will be my go to from now on.
Thanks, Kelly. I’m so glad you love these muffins.
Seriously, the best muffin recipe! I forgot to add the sugar on top the first time I made them, they were so perfect even without that. Thank you for the recipe I have been looking for to replace boxed muffin mix.
Thanks, Kelly. So glad you love these muffins.
Do you also recommend using muffin papers?
You can use muffin liners if you wish, Suzanne. I sometimes do, too, for muffins.
By far the ‘Best Bakery Quality’ muffin ever. Makes a great gift and everyone raves about them.
Thanks so much, Marsha!
I had my seven year old brother to cook this recipe.came out so good,we think you kindly,for making this recipe,Your best baking friend’s.
Just a tip.you can make a loaf of muffin,just store it in a bag or a big ziploc bag make sure there is know air in it.also you can you’s any size loaf you want and baking time is the same.Hope you enjoy it!!also how do you people put a face on the screen?
This is the best blueberry recipe I have made…light, fluffy and perfectly golden
I’m so glad you enjoyed these muffins. Thanks, Jean!
I have been making this exact recipe for 40yrs (handed down from my grandmother)… These muffins (with my addition of fresh lemon zest) are the best!
How much sugar?
Kara, it’s 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Sorry you missed that in the Ingredients list. You can add a little more to sprinkle on for the topping. That is according to how much sugar you want on the topping. Hope you enjoy the muffins!
This is the first time I am writing anything about recipes but the truth is, I absolutely love all your recipes. Keep up the great work & I am going to look for a cookbook by you as well,
Thanks so much, Lynn. I appreciate this. My cookbook is still available at Amazon if you interested.
Followed the recipe to the tee and had lovely blue berry muffins that the family enjoyed
Thanks, Natalie, I love that your family enjoyed these muffins.
I could tell by the batter before baking them, they were going to be delightful. I was nervous that there were way too many blueberries (by appearance) that it wouldn’t bake well (too much steam from fruit sometimes), but it “Puffed up” quite wonderfully! Blueberry/muffin ratio was perfect once baked.
Thank you, Anna. I love these muffins that are full of blueberries and have that perfect blueberry muffin flavor. I’m happy that you found them delicious, too.