Best Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

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This is the best blueberry muffin recipe ever! These super easy, simple, and so delicious blueberry muffins can be made with blueberries in every form.

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Best Easy Blueberry Muffins

One of the reasons I truly love this recipe is it isn’t too fussy – while you will cream together wet ingredients in a large bowl, and then sift in dry ingredients, you don’t have to be nearly as precise, and I’ve been known to dump everything in a bowl while in a hurry and have it come out just fine.

This recipe is the best for jumbo muffins – they stay nice and moist and don’t dry out.

If you need a great jumbo muffin pan, click here.

If you love blueberries, be sure to visit my easy blueberry peach cobbler and blueberry dutch baby (oven pancakes) recipes as well!

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How To Make Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

  • Butter – unsalted softened butter adds a richness to these muffins you can’t match with oil or anything else. You can use margarine if you prefer.
  • Sugar – granulated white sugar sweetens the muffins. 
  • Eggs – eggs give these muffins a lift and an extra protein content for a rich batter. 
  • Vanilla extract – vanilla extract gives a strong floral taste to the batter.
  • Lemon juice – lemon juice gives these muffins a sharp kick that compliments the blueberries, add the zest of the lemon before juicing for extra kick.
  • Buttermilk – you can use milk if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, but we love the flavor buttermilk provides to this recipe. Make your own buttermilk by adding a few drops of vinegar to whole milk and letting it sit about 5 minutes. 
  • All-purpose flour – flour gives the muffins structure and a great texture. 
  • Salt – salt is important for seasoning the muffin batter, use a fine grain sea salt.
  • Baking powder – this great leavener will make your muffins bubbly in the oven and light after baking.
  • Blueberries – I often use dehydrated blueberries since they don’t sink when mixing, as pictured in this post. See FAQs for more information about what type of blueberries to use. 
  • Sanding sugar – this large grain sugar gives a nice finish to the muffins just before baking. 
  • Butter – melted butter helps the sanding sugar stick, use salted butter.

Once you have assembled the ingredients, use the following method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together the butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar until it becomes light and fluffy, preferably in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer.
  3. Add in the eggs, one by one, making sure you beat well after each addition.
  4. Stir in vanilla, lemon juice, and buttermilk and mix well to combine.
  5. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into to the sugar, buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Using a sifter will help to reduce clumping and prevent you from overworking muffins.
  6. In a small bowl, lightly mash/smush about half of the blueberries with the back of a spoon (sort of like muddling mint in a drink) and then stir into the batter.
  7. Fold in the remaining blueberries. We also like to save a couple to drop right on the tops of the muffins.
  8. Line a 6 cup jumbo muffin tin or 12 cup standard muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  9. Fill with batter – leave 1/3 muffin tin/liner for muffins to rise above.
  10. Sprinkle the 3 teaspoons sanding sugar over the tops of the muffins, reduce oven heat to 375, and bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.
  11. Optional: Reserve sanding sugar until end of cooking. In final 10 minutes of baking, brush tops of muffin with melted butter. Top with sanding sugar. Continue baking until cooked until toothpick inserted comes out completely clean.
  12. Remove muffins from tin and cool at least 30 minutes.
  13. Enjoy!
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Tips and FAQs For Baking Blueberry Muffins

Preheat the oven hotter – I prefer to preheat my oven to 400 degrees before putting my muffins in, so it is piping hot to help the muffins rise. When it’s time to put the muffins in the oven, reduce the heat to 375 degrees, and bake until golden brown on the sides and top.

Grease your muffin tins well – even when you line with muffin liners you want to make sure you, they don’t stick.

Skip the muffin cups – for extra crunchy sides, use a nonstick pan and skip the muffin baking cups.

Add extra fruit flavor – we love the addition of lemon juice to muffin batter, but you can also add a little orange, some almond extract, raspberry, whatever flavor you really love!

Sprinkle with sugar – try sprinkling a little brown sugar on top of the muffins instead of sanding sugar for a bit of extra caramel sweetness.

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muffins made with fresh blueberries

FAQs

What kind of blueberries should I use?

This recipe was formulated to work with frozen, dehydrated, and fresh blueberries.
For evenly spaced blueberries that don’t sink to the bottom and look professional, go for the dehydrated blueberries, soaked in syrup before baking.
For fresh flavor and blueberries that pop with juicy flavor, pick fresh. For easy to work with berries that are extra sweet and don’t sink to the bottom, opt for frozen.

How to keep berries from sinking to bottom

Berries, especially fresh blueberries, sink quickly to the bottom of muffins.
If you are using fresh berries, add to the batter in muffin cups to keep them evenly spaced and from sinking.
Berries that are dehydrated or frozen won’t sink as easily, so that’s why we use them in our muffins often.
You can see in our pictures we made two sets – we used some with dehydrated berries and some with fresh berries.
Save a couple of berries to add to the tops of muffins once in the pan.

When are blueberry muffins done?

Muffins with fruit can be tricky to tell when they are done, since the fruit juice can come off on a toothpick when checking for doneness and make it look “wet” when the batter is cooked.
Look for browned edges, a lightly browned top, and firm muffin dough when pressed to know your muffins are cooked through.
A fully cooked muffin should be light and springy to the touch, but NEVER jiggly like jello!

What temperature is best to bake muffins?

For a great rise and lift, with a moist, delicious crumb, we suggest baking muffins at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
I find it is always best to bake muffins in a fully preheated oven.

How do you prepare blueberries for muffins?

If using fresh or thawed from frozen blueberries, I lightly mash half of the berries, stir in with wet ingredients, and add the rest in to batter just before baking, saving a few to place right on top.
If using dehydrated berries, they need to be rehydrated in a sugar water mixture before baking for the best texture.

Is butter or oil best for baking muffins?

We find butter to give the best flavor and texture for muffins – it contains both milk and the fat we need, giving it a rich, savory taste we all expect in a muffin. Butter’s fat content will help keep your muffins moist and delicious!

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Muffins made using dehydrated blueberries

Other Easy Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love:

If you love these easy blueberry muffins, please be sure to check out some of my other favorite easy breakfast recipes that are sure to bring the whole family to the table!

You also want to check out Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe, Slow Cooker Sausage Hashbrown and Egg Breakfast Casserole, The Best Easy Snickerdoodle Muffins, Easy Bakery Style Apple Turnovers Recipe, Poblano Egg Breakfast Tacos, Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins, and The Best Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe.

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The Best Easy Jumbo Blueberry Muffins Recipe

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The Best Easy Jumbo Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Yield: 6 jumbo muffins
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The Best Easy Jumbo Blueberry Muffins Recipe - delicious easy jumbo blueberry muffins that taste better than a bakery and a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (can use lemon zest instead for even more flavor)
  • ½ cup buttermilk (can use milk if you don't have buttermilk on hand, but we love the flavor buttermilk provides to this recipe)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups blueberries; or 2 cups frozen blueberries, thawed; or 2 cups rehydrated blueberries (we often use dehydrated blueberries since they don't sink when mixing, as pictured in this post)
  • 3 teaspoons sanding sugar
  • optional: 2 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together the butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar until it becomes light and fluffy, preferably in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer.
  3. Add in the eggs, one by one, making sure you beat well after each addition.
  4. Stir in vanilla, lemon juice, and buttermilk and mix well to combine.
  5. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into to the sugar, buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Using a sifter will help to reduce clumping and prevent you from overworking muffins.
  6. In a small bowl, lightly mash/smush about half of the blueberries with the back of a spoon (sort of like muddling mint in a drink) and then stir into the batter.
  7. Fold in the remaining blueberries. We also like to save a couple to drop right on the tops of the muffins.
  8. Line a 6 cup jumbo muffin tin or 12 cup standard muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  9. Fill with batter - leave 1/3 muffin tin/liner for muffins to rise above.
  10. Sprinkle the 3 teaspoons sanding sugar over the tops of the muffins, reduce oven heat to 375, and bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.
  11. Optional: Reserve sanding sugar until end of cooking. In final 10 minutes of baking, brush tops of muffin with melted butter. Top with sanding sugar. Continue baking until cooked until toothpick inserted comes out completely clean.
  12. Remove muffins from tin and cool at least 30 minutes.
  13. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 522Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 104mgSodium 497mgCarbohydrates 84gFiber 2gSugar 49gProtein 8g

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104 Comments

  1. I have a question theirs different pictures of blueberries and the jumbo one looks like the ones from costco so they won’t look like that then ?

      1. I made these tonight. I used a tablespoon of lemon juice, added three tablespoons of sour cream, and topped them with a little brown sugar. They were super yummy and my kids loved them!

    1. I imagine you could try cooking it in two loaf pans. It will take longer to cook though and would likely be denser. Hope this helps, let us know how it turns out.

  2. I used freshly chopped strawberries and it worked like a dream. Also reduced sugar and salt. This feels more like a cupcake than a muffin. Delish!

  3. Excellent overall, but I should’ve trusted my instincts and stuck with a little less salt since it did overtake the flavours somewhat. Still incredibly yummy , though, and there is nothing like a big puffy bloob muffin with coffee on a Sunday morn. I did add the zest of a large lemon (and just for the heck of it, the contents of a bag of earl grey tea) and I’ll probably make another batch tonight – w/ a little less saltiness – since it really is a fab muffin recipe! 🙂

    1. Oooo I will have to try the lemon zest and tea next time! Everything you want in the morning 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them, thank you for the comment!