01 January 2009 ~ 40 Comments

Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup vegetable oil/or apple sauce as substitute
3/4 cup Milk
1 egg
1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin pans or line with muffin liners. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.  Combine vegetable oil, eggs and milk in a small bowl and mix well.  Gently combine the egg mixture with the dry ingredients taking care not to overmix.  Fold in blueberries.  Fill muffin cups.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven.

40 Responses to “Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe”

  1. brittany 29 March 2009 at 10:00 pm Permalink

    Muffins have to be one of my favourite foods to eat and bake! I tried these but substituted frozen mixed berries because I didn’t have blueberries and they were yummmy!! I’m eating one right now 😉

  2. Carrian 20 December 2009 at 9:13 am Permalink

    I’ve tried your Blueberry and Banana Walnut Muffins and they are great – easy to make and taste wonderful! I even have orders for them from colleagues :p

    One question – how do you make your muffins rise nicely versus lopsided?

  3. Michele Brent 28 March 2010 at 1:28 pm Permalink

    Your banana muffins were out of this world! I’m not much of a cook or baker but they turned out excellent. I also tried the blueberry muffins using frozen blueberries as I did not have fresh ones on hand. I always use liners when baking muffins and they blueberry muffins stuck alot to the liners. Would you happen to know why? Just curious as I did not experience this when baking the banana muffins using the liners. Thank so much!


  4. Catherine Robertson 28 March 2010 at 5:35 pm Permalink

    Hi Michele! 🙂 That is the thing about blueberry muffins you’re right, they do always stick to the liners. I am going to hazard a guess, that it’s because of the wet consistency of the batter and lower fat content. Not 100% sure, but that is my best guess. I almost never use muffin liners, I find them to be more work that they are worth! I am SO HAPPY you liked the muffins – they are the first hit on Google for good reason – EASY + GOOD = WINNER!

  5. Michele 28 March 2010 at 7:32 pm Permalink

    Thank-you for getting back to me so quickly Catherine! Today (Sunday and made the muffins this past Friday) I took the liner off the another blueberry muffin and it came off no problem. I think you are right in saying that it could of been the wet consistency and perhaps I tried to eat them too quickly out of the oven. But I did find them to be a little on the spongey side perhaps I over mixed the batter a bit? All in all they were still very tasty.

    For the banana muffin batter recipe would I be able to pour the mix into my 9″x5 3/4″ loaf pan to make a banana loaf? Or it there not enough mixture to create a loaf?

    For both of these muffin recipes I made 6 large muffins and baked a little longer. They were yummo as Rachael Ray would say.

    Thank you again for your time Catherine!


  6. Catherine Robertson 29 March 2010 at 2:52 pm Permalink

    It really does better as muffins, but I have done the loaf thing with it too. The thing with the loaves, is that they tend to dry out a little, but they *do* work. Let me know how it works for you.

  7. ashlee 10 June 2010 at 8:14 pm Permalink

    I made this recipe tonight and I am so happy with the outcome. I did make changes though…used applesauce instead of butter. Half whole wheat flour and used brown sugar mixed in with white sugar. I also added a tsp of vanilla and used egg whites instead of a whole egg and skim milk…( I am a rather healthy person:P) I also added more blueberries. Tnx for the recipe!:)

  8. anne 16 June 2010 at 10:58 am Permalink

    I made the blueberry muffins today, and I am sad to say that they were a disappointment. The batter was a little more on the liquid side. They also didn’t rise up high, instead the tops were flat. Should I maybe increase the flour by 1/2 a cup. Most muffin recipes I have tried, with great success, call for 2 cups of flour. I would like to try this recipe again, please help.

    P.S. I went on your website for your recipes after watching you on BT. I love that your recipes are easy and quick. Incidentally, I love and own 22 of Jean Pare’s cookbooks myself. Here’s one of my favorites, the Monte Cristo sandwich, in the Soup and Sandwich book.

    Hope to here from you soon,

  9. Catherine Robertson 16 June 2010 at 11:02 am Permalink

    Oh Anne! I am SO SORRY to hear about this! Okay, what was the batter like? Was it wet?? Yes, I would increase the flour a little – I make them all the time, never a problem…I wonder what happened? Is there anyway your powder or soda are old??

  10. Sue 16 June 2010 at 11:16 am Permalink

    Saw you on BT this week and have been devouring your website ever since. Will order your book soon. I’m very excited about the amazing muffin recipes. I just bought those silicone liners but haven’t used them yet. Curious if anyone else has tried them. I’ll let you know how they work. Thanks Cat!

  11. Catherine Robertson 16 June 2010 at 11:26 am Permalink

    Silicone bake-ware is the BEST!!! I only make cookies on silicone now, as they are perfect for cookies and they brown beautifully :o) I am not big on silicone for pans, but with liners, you cannot go wrong either! Keep enjoying CCC!! Thanks for the lovely compliments all! Keep me posted on how I can help with baking/cooking advice!

  12. anne 21 June 2010 at 8:21 pm Permalink

    Hi Catherine,
    Thank you for your quick reply regarding the “blueberry muffins”. In reply to your questions; yes the batter was wet and no the powder and soda are new. Anyway, I will attempt making them again and take your suggestion by increasing the flour a little. “Cross your fingers”!
    Oh, by the way can your muffin recipes be made in the jumbo size tins (makes 6), and if so, do I bake at a 400degree oven and for 20-25 min.?

    Much appreciated ,Cat.

  13. Janice 24 June 2010 at 8:34 pm Permalink

    Hi Cat – I just happened upon your blog after a failed attempt at making blueberry muffins. Made your banana muffins and they are fantastic (SO easy!)

    Just wondering if your blueberry muffins freeze as well as your banana ones.


  14. Catherine Robertson 24 June 2010 at 8:36 pm Permalink

    Yes, they sure do! Most muffins can be frozen quite well. Some in fact taste better after being frozen.

  15. Janice 24 June 2010 at 9:29 pm Permalink

    Thanks so much Cat – I just made my first batch and they are FANTASTIC! I used applesauce, and my husband absolutely loved them (he thought the other recipe I used that called for applesauce was terrible – in fact, I threw out all the muffins I made).

    Love your site, I’m a fan!

    PS – I agree, I think the banana muffins taste even better after being frozen!

  16. Melissa 5 July 2010 at 8:42 am Permalink

    Stumbled on this recipe while looking to make fresh bleuberry muffins and they turned out fantastic! Perfect size, delicious tatse and did not stick to muffin paper at all. I will certainly browse through this site to look for more yummy recipes. Thanks!

  17. Melissa 22 July 2010 at 1:27 pm Permalink

    I made these yesterday and they were perfect! I went with 1/2 cup of sugar and added a pinch of cinnamon. Great recipe and super easy to make. Thank you!

  18. Dana 15 August 2010 at 10:21 am Permalink

    DO you use unsweet applesauce in the recipe?

  19. stacia 25 August 2010 at 3:55 pm Permalink

    We love your muffins-and they came out PERFECT! My question is will the muffins freeze well? Thanks from a grateful mom in California.

  20. Catherine Robertson 25 August 2010 at 3:56 pm Permalink

    They freeze beautifully – most muffins do :o)

  21. Anna 31 August 2010 at 1:21 pm Permalink

    Omg!!! this muffins are th easiest, bestestest ever !!!!!!!! :);):):):):);););)

  22. Crystal 12 September 2010 at 11:04 am Permalink

    Hi Cat can i use butter instead of oil in these muffins i dont have oil on hand? Thanks.

  23. Catherine Robertson 12 September 2010 at 11:04 am Permalink

    Should work just fine! 🙂

  24. Crystal 12 September 2010 at 11:07 am Permalink

    Thank you so much for the fast reply. I am making your banana recipe right now 🙂

  25. Alicia 12 September 2010 at 11:37 am Permalink

    Hi Cat,

    just making your blueberry muffins now, read a good couple of comments so, I hope they turn out good, only thing that worried me a little was that i read they stick to the liners and i used liners thinkin they were the best thing (eeeeeeek) lol its alright though, kids would eat them crumpled or full I’m sure 🙂

  26. Carmen 23 March 2011 at 7:41 pm Permalink

    Dear Cat,
    Thank you for the great Blueberry and Banana Muffins recipe. Have done both and they turn out great. This weekend we will be making the Applesauce and Pumpkin.
    Just want to let you know that I’m from Honduras, Central America (so you can see how far your recipes have gone) and I’m glad to have found your site and all the wonderful recipes we will be trying with my sister.
    Thank you!

  27. katie 18 June 2011 at 11:08 pm Permalink

    These are almost done in the oven, they look great! I do have one question though, it was asked earlier but I think you accidentally looked over it, I have a jumbo muffin tray and made about 5 muffins and filled them close to the top, so how should the baking time and/or temperature be adjusted?


  28. anne 15 August 2011 at 9:10 am Permalink

    Just made these! Yum and easy for the idiot baker 🙂 (me!)

  29. Desiree 28 August 2011 at 10:33 am Permalink

    My mother in law brought me fresh picked blueberries so I made muffins for breakfast. I used apple sauce instead of oil. They were good…I think I would do oil next time though in hopes that they would be a bit less tough. Thanks.

  30. samia 11 September 2011 at 12:45 am Permalink

    i have all the ingrediants its amazing because the ingredians usually need vanila or something.i am definately gonna try to make it!

  31. samia 11 September 2011 at 12:47 am Permalink

    please tell me more easy recepes!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Vanessa 2 October 2011 at 8:00 pm Permalink

    Hi Cat

    I have just finished eating one of your blueberry muffins and they are delicious! I’ve never been a great baker but have now tried these, your banana and pumpkin muffin recipes and they all turn out great! Writing to you from Taupo, New Zealand and will make sure to share this recipe with all of my friends! My kids will love them, thanks!

  33. Tahani 17 December 2011 at 9:02 pm Permalink

    I tried your banana muffins recipe and they turned out fantastic, and delicious.I’m gonna do your blueberry recipe right now.
    My daughter is so exited cause she wants to help me 🙂
    Thank you for all your great recipes.

  34. Kate 4 March 2012 at 4:21 pm Permalink

    I love your site! I made these bluberry muffins today and they are amazing! The only change I made was to add 1 tsp of cinnamon & 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. So good! I can`t wait to try your other recipes 🙂

  35. Erynn 31 March 2012 at 8:22 am Permalink

    Hi Catherine,

    I was about to make banana muffins this morning, but realized we used all of our frozen bananas 🙁 BUT, I had frozen mixed berries in the freezer. I saw this recipe and got all excited 🙂 so far so good, the kiddos are sitting in front of the oven as I type. Can’t wait to try them!! Yay! Thanks to your awesome website and amazing cookbook, you have saved the day once again 🙂

  36. Desiree 28 April 2012 at 8:00 am Permalink

    I already own the book…somewhere, but I always just google your recipes and take them from offline 😛 Making this now as I didn’t have any bananas. We live in Sudbury, ON now and we will have a TON of fresh blueberries in the summer! For now I have frozen fresh blueberries 😛

  37. Shannan 9 May 2012 at 9:58 am Permalink

    Hi Catherine,
    I am the first to admit that I am NOT a baker, a pretty good cook, but no baker! But lately I have been getting a little more adventerous and tried my hand at biscuits, ham and cheese and plain. To my surprise they were yummy! But my oldest daughter does’nt like biscuits, and wanted blueberry muffins. I googled a recipe and found yours 🙂 They are fantastic 🙂 Soooo easy and very yummy! Thanks!

  38. Ernestine P. Swain 21 February 2015 at 6:57 pm Permalink

    These muffins are Absolutely Delicious! Just Had a great time baking them with my son.Very nutritious.I recommend them to whoever is looking for nutritious recipes.

  39. Ernestine P. Swain 21 February 2015 at 6:58 pm Permalink

    Absolutely Delicious.I just baked them with my son.Very nutritious.

  40. Tammy 24 March 2015 at 4:17 pm Permalink

    I LOVE this website! I use it for everything. Thanks Cat!

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