This is a super quick and easy recipe for delicious, fresh blueberry muffins. The recipe makes only a small batch (depending on how big you make the muffins, between 6-8 muffins) but it is perfect for making at breakfast if you’ve got a smaller family, or if you just want a sweet little treat for tea time. They take so little time to prepare and you probably have everything on hand to make them.
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 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen)
Making Muffins with Fresh Blueberries
When I make these muffins I almost always use fresh blueberries. If you are using frozen, you’ll notice as you mix them into the batter that the colour mixes in with them. To avoid this, make sure your batter mix mixed enough before adding in the frozen berries, and then mix only enough to incorporate them – otherwise you’ll have blue blueberry muffins.
These muffins are light and fluffy. Unlike some commercially made blueberry muffins, these have the true blueberry flavour. They really are delicious and talk about easy.
- Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl or in your stand mixer.
- Combine vegetable oil, eggs and milk in a separate small bowl and mix well.
- Gently combine the wet and dry ingredients taking care not to overmix.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Pour into greased muffin tins, or paper muffin liners (which is my preferred method).
- Bake in 400 °F (205 °C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Use an Ice-cream Scoop
One of my favourite tips to get the perfect size muffins is using an ice-cream scoop. A full ice-cream scoop is just the perfect amount of batter to line a paper muffin cup.
If you like lemon, feel free to add in a little lemon zest (a fancy term for finely grated lemon rind). Lemon is stronger flavour, and you don’t want it to be overpowering, so just use about 1/2-1 tsp tsp of lemon zest. To be honest, I’ve never really measured it out. You would add this in with the dry ingredients. Again, this step is completely optional. We have some citrus allergies in our family, so we usually skip the lemon part all together.
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 😉
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?
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!:)
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,
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??
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!
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!
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.
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.
Yes, they sure do! Most muffins can be frozen quite well. Some in fact taste better after being frozen.
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!
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!
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!
DO you use unsweet applesauce in the recipe?
We love your muffins-and they came out PERFECT! My question is will the muffins freeze well? Thanks from a grateful mom in California.
They freeze beautifully – most muffins do :o)
Omg!!! this muffins are th easiest, bestestest ever !!!!!!!! :);):):):):);););)
Hi Cat can i use butter instead of oil in these muffins i dont have oil on hand? Thanks.
Should work just fine! 🙂
Thank you so much for the fast reply. I am making your banana recipe right now 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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?
Just made these! Yum and easy for the idiot baker 🙂 (me!)
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.
i have all the ingrediants its amazing because the ingredians usually need vanila or something.i am definately gonna try to make it!
please tell me more easy recepes!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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.
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 🙂
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 🙂
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 😛
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!
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.
Absolutely Delicious.I just baked them with my son.Very nutritious.
I LOVE this website! I use it for everything. Thanks Cat!
tried this recipe today and it was great. I substituted butter for the oil/applesauce because I didn’t have either. They turned out really good
Made them, and I love them! The recipe was super easy to follow, even while using a converter for the measurements (because in the UK our cups come in many weird shapes and sizes – guess we just have to be difficult!) I might try the applesauce instead of oil next time and might try out the lemon too. Best muffins ever!