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How to Make the Best Blueberry Muffins Ever

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Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.

Summer blueberry muffins

Summer blueberry muffins

Blueberry Muffins: The Perfect Summer Treat

During the hot summer months, I love cooling down with a tall glass of iced coffee—but I also love having a sweet treat to go with it, like a muffin. I was excited to make muffins after I bought fresh blueberries at the store. I love blueberries.

I have tried many different muffin recipes over the years, and I believe this recipe is the best I've tried. I did make a few adjustments to the original recipe; I replaced butter with vegetable oil, milk with half and half, and all-purpose flour with self-raising flour. I also added two teaspoons of lemon juice to enhance the flavor. Trust me. You will love it!

I do have a special tip that you'll see in the instructions below: I add a little flour to the blueberries before combining them with the batter in order to keep them from sinking to the bottom.

These blueberry muffins are super easy to make, and they are a perfect summer treat for you and your family. Imagine sitting on the porch in the afternoon, sipping iced coffee, and eating these yummy and moist muffins. They are perfect for a picnic, too! I hope you will try this recipe and that you will like these delicious blueberries muffins as much as we do!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10-15 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-raising flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup half and half, or any milk you prefer
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and eggs. Whisk until they are well combined.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, half and half, vegetable oil, and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the flour into the mixture and stir to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, add a little flour to the blueberries and give them a toss.
  6. Add the blueberries into the mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.
  7. In the meantime, line a standard-sized muffin tray with baking papers.
  8. Using an ice-cream scoop, fill each muffin cup with batter.
  9. Bake for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Place the muffins on a wire cool rack to cool.
  11. Enjoy with iced coffee or tea!

Photo Guide

In a large bowl, combine the sugar and eggs. Whisk until they are well combined.

In a large bowl, combine the sugar and eggs. Whisk until they are well combined.

Add the vanilla extract to the mixture.

Add the vanilla extract to the mixture.

Add 1/2 cup of half and half to the mixture.

Add 1/2 cup of half and half to the mixture.

Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil.

Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil.

Add 2 cups of self-raising flour.

Add 2 cups of self-raising flour.

Stir them to combine with a whisker.

Stir them to combine with a whisker.

Combine the blueberries.

Combine the blueberries.

Line the baking paper on a muffin tray.

Line the baking paper on a muffin tray.

Use an ice-cream scoop to fill the muffins cups.

Use an ice-cream scoop to fill the muffins cups.

After 28 minutes, the blueberry muffins should be baked.

After 28 minutes, the blueberry muffins should be baked.

Transfer the muffins on a wire rack to cool.

Transfer the muffins on a wire rack to cool.

Enjoy a blueberry muffin while it's still warm. Yummy!

Enjoy a blueberry muffin while it's still warm. Yummy!

© 2020 Liza

Comments

Liza (author) from USA on July 18, 2020:

Hi Lakshmi, I hope your kids love the muffins. I'm sure raisins give a delicious flavor. I love raisins. Thank you for commenting. Have a nice weekend!

Lakshmi from Chennai on July 18, 2020:

hi, liza, another yummy recipe for kids...today, I'm gonna try with raisins for my kid...

Liza (author) from USA on July 16, 2020:

Yea, the recipe was for 12 muffins, and they were all gone. I should have baked more than that :) They were smaller size than the regular size that we can find at the store or bakery. I hope you will try this recipe. Thank you for commenting.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on July 16, 2020:

These Blueberry muffins look delicious. I need to make these more often than every few months. Your recipe is great.

Liza (author) from USA on July 15, 2020:

Thank you, Danny. Yea, blueberries are higher with antioxidant content so, they are very healthy. I still have leftover fresh blueberries, I thought to use them for making a smoothie.

Liza (author) from USA on July 15, 2020:

I was so happy with the result. Combining the lemon juice in these blueberry muffins was an excellent idea! It helps to bring out the flavor. Thank you very much for your lovely comment, Linda.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 15, 2020:

I like the thought of using lemon juice in blueberry muffins very much. The photos in your articles are excellent, Liza. I love the first one in this article.

Danny from India on July 15, 2020:

Amazing blueberry. Highest antioxidant contents in it. Excellent article Liza.

Liza (author) from USA on July 15, 2020:

Hi Peggy, you're welcome. These blueberry muffins were delicious with that lemon juice. I was happy with the intense flavor came out of it. The muffins were moist and soft. Thank you for commenting.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 15, 2020:

We also love blueberries. The teaspoons of lemon juice would make these blueberry muffins extra yummy. Thanks for your recipe.

Liza (author) from USA on July 14, 2020:

Thank you for stopping by Abby. I had a great time baking these delicious blueberry muffins.

Liza (author) from USA on July 14, 2020:

Hi Diana, you're welcome. The blueberry muffins were delicious! The recipe is so easy and these muffins are perfect for a summer treat. Thank you for your kind comment :)

Abby Slutsky from LAFAYETTE HL on July 14, 2020:

Great photos and they look delicious.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on July 14, 2020:

Wonderful looking muffins and photos. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us :)