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Blueberry Muffins

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These Blueberry Muffins are a one-bowl recipe with minimal ingredients and made with healthy blueberries. Soft, flavorful, and delicious enough to enjoy anytime.

batch of blueberry muffins in a large bowl over a napkin

I love having a muffin for breakfast.

It really does not even matter what kind of muffin that it is, but there is just something about pairing a delicious buttery muffin with a cup of hot coffee that screams ‘I am ready to begin my day’. And since I was able to find some great looking blueberries while shopping this week, I decided to put some of them to use inside a batch of freshly baked muffins.

These muffins are so easy to make and a basic recipe, so if you are not a fan of blueberries, then feel free to substitute another fruit that you would prefer.

What ingredients for easy blueberry muffins?

ingredients for blueberry muffins

  1. All-purpose flour
  2. Baking powder
  3. Salt
  4. Nutmeg
  5. Ground cinnamon
  6. Egg
  7. Milk
  8. Sugar
  9. Vegetable oil (or any neutral oil)
  10. Vanilla extract
  11. Blueberries, fresh or frozen

How to Make the Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe:

Preheat oven 400 degrees F. and line a large muffin pan with muffin liners. This will help to make the cleaning process go much easier. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and ground cinnamon until thoroughly combined.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, sugar, oil, and vanilla until combined.

wet ingredients mixed together in a small white bowl for blueberry muffins

Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir together with a few light strokes. Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened being careful not to over mix. The muffin batter should not be smooth, it will be lumpy.

blueberry muffin mixture in large white mixing bowl with spoon

Gently fold in the blueberries into the batter. If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw out.

Frozen blueberries being added to the mixture of blueberry muffins in large white bowl

Divide the batter among the muffin cups and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 1 or 2 of the muffins comes out clean. Allow the blueberry muffins to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before removing them completely from the muffin pan.

blueberry muffin mixture added to muffin pan before bakingside view of blueberry muffins fresh from the oven after baking

Tips for making the best blueberry muffins:

  • If you use paper liners, lightly spray each liner with non-stick cooking spray and this will ensure that your muffins will come out clean.
  • Once you add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, do not over mix! This will cause your muffins to be tough and it is perfectly fine for your batter to be lumpy even after you have thoroughly combined all of the ingredients.
  • After you have poured the muffins into the pan, then you can press a few extra blueberries into the top of the uncooked muffins for added flavor. This step is completely optional
  • For a more buttery muffin, you can substitute unsalted butter in the same unit of measurement for the vegetable oil in the recipe.
  • This recipe makes six large blueberry muffins, if you would like to make more you will have to double the recipe.
  • These muffins are not overly sweet, feel free to add additional sugar if necessary.

close up side view of single blueberry muffin on top of liner

close up side view blueberry muffins in a bowl

Blueberry Muffins

These Blueberry Muffins are a one-bowl recipe with minimal ingredients and made with healthy blueberries. Soft, flavorful, and delicious enough to enjoy anytime.
5 from 21 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 257kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 400 degrees F. and grease (or use paper liners) on a standard 6-muffin pan.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon thoroughly in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, sugar, oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix together with a few light strokes just until the dry ingredients are moistened (do not over mix). The batter should not be smooth, it will be lumpy.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries (if using frozen do not thaw them out) into the batter.
  • Divide the batter among the muffin cups and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 1 or 2 of the muffins comes out clean. Allow them to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before removing from the pan.

Notes

This recipe will make 6 large muffins or 10 regular muffins.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
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side view of single blueberry muffin cut in half to show the center

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44 Comments

  • Reply
    Tamara
    May 18, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    I never eat blueberry muffins but my daughter has taken a liking to them so now I really see the appeal. And with butter – so, so good.

    • Reply
      admin
      May 18, 2015 at 8:32 PM

      Yes!! A must with butter πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Akaleistar
    May 19, 2015 at 1:29 AM

    Those look delicious! I love blueberry muffins πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      admin
      May 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      Thank you. I love them too πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Sonya
    May 19, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    I love muffins too! Blueberry muffins are my favorite. I can easily eat muffins all day if I bake some.

    • Reply
      admin
      May 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      I feel the exact same way Sonya…I could eat way more than should πŸ˜€

  • Reply
    Marta
    February 12, 2020 at 5:15 PM

    5 stars
    My favorite way to eat blueberry muffins is fresh from the oven with a huge pat of salted butter! These look amazing!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 14, 2020 at 6:55 PM

      Thank you! Yes that is my favorite way to eat muffins as well!

  • Reply
    Jayne Rain
    February 12, 2020 at 5:31 PM

    5 stars
    One of my favorite muffins. I love blueberry muffins. They look so delicious.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 14, 2020 at 6:55 PM

      Thank you Jayne!

  • Reply
    Tamara J.
    February 13, 2020 at 10:06 AM

    5 stars
    Such a simple and delicious recipe. This is perfect for our busy morning, a grab-and-go breakfast option! Definitely going to try out your recipe!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 14, 2020 at 6:56 PM

      Thank you! So perfect for on the go!

  • Reply
    DesirΓ©e
    February 13, 2020 at 8:43 PM

    5 stars
    Just made some blueberry muffins last weekend! These look so good!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 14, 2020 at 6:56 PM

      Glad we were on the same page πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Aly Michell
    February 14, 2020 at 2:04 PM

    5 stars
    Beautifully, fluffy muffins! I cannot wait to try it.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 14, 2020 at 6:56 PM

      Thank you so much Aly!

  • Reply
    Adri
    February 14, 2020 at 11:51 PM

    5 stars
    Like you, I also enjoy a good muffin in the morning. I have some blueberries left from a recipe I tested earlier, so this recipe will be on my weekend agenda!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 15, 2020 at 3:58 PM

      Awesome! You will love them. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    February 15, 2020 at 8:18 AM

    5 stars
    I love muffins for breakfast too and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM

      Thank you! Please let me know how it goes.

  • Reply
    portia
    February 15, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    5 stars
    Yes!!!! I’m totally a breakfast person! Having these ready-made would be so awesome and completely agree muffins are the perfect pair with coffee

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM

      I completely agree these are the best to grab on the go!

  • Reply
    Mila
    February 15, 2020 at 10:04 PM

    5 stars
    They’re gorgeous, and you know I love blueberries! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 15, 2020 at 11:26 PM

      Thank you! Yes, I had some leftover for your blueberry chaffle recipe πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Calysta
    February 16, 2020 at 1:49 AM

    5 stars
    Blueberry muffins are – hands down – my favorite muffin in the whole wide world! I’m looking forward to making these!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 16, 2020 at 10:55 AM

      Same here!!!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    February 17, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    5 stars
    These muffins look scrumptious! And I love the simplicity of this recipe.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 17, 2020 at 12:50 PM

      Thank you Jazz!

  • Reply
    Jacqui DeBono
    February 18, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    5 stars
    Blueberry muffins are a staple in our house, but I never seem to make the same recipe twice. I will definitely make these (and the peach cobbler muffins look divine too!)

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 19, 2020 at 9:23 AM

      Thank you so much! They are a staple in my home as well. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply
    Pam Greer
    February 21, 2020 at 9:01 AM

    5 stars
    I agree, starting the day with a muffin and a big cup of coffee is the best way to start your day! Especially if it’s these yummy blueberry muffins.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 22, 2020 at 9:20 AM

      Thank you! It is the best way to start the day.

  • Reply
    Tatiana
    February 21, 2020 at 9:56 AM

    5 stars
    I have to tell you, this recipe is AMAZING! Best blueberry muffin I ever had, and I made it! I’ll be totally doing everything here! πŸ˜€

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 22, 2020 at 9:21 AM

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 21, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    5 stars
    I just love these blueberry muffins! They were so simple to put together, and everything was in my pantry ready to go. I can’t wait to make these again when spring blueberries start hitting the market.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 22, 2020 at 9:22 AM

      Thank you! I love when you already have all of the ingredients for a new recipe!

  • Reply
    Marisa F. Stewart
    February 22, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    5 stars
    I agree with you, breakfast is extra special when you have a delicious blueberry muffin along with it. I made your recipe yesterday and we had the muffins this morning. So good! This just may be a weekly ritual.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 23, 2020 at 11:15 AM

      Thank you Marisa! I’m glad you enjoyed them! That sounds like a ritual I can get behind.

  • Reply
    Danielle
    February 23, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    5 stars
    These muffins rock! They look cute and I am sure they taste even better! I need to make a big batch though because most of it will be gone in no time!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM

      Thank you so much Danielle! They never last long in my home!

  • Reply
    Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
    February 23, 2020 at 11:19 PM

    These look so delicious! I’m definitely going to have to make these some weekend and tuck them away for one of my busy week day mornings where I need a grab and go sort of breakfast. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 25, 2020 at 10:31 AM

      Thank you! Hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    kita
    February 24, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    5 stars
    Love these – and sliced them in half and toasted them up with some butter this morning for an extra special breakfast!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 25, 2020 at 10:31 AM

      Thank you Kita and that sounds like the perfect way to have them!

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