I know. Muffins are supposed to be easy, so what is the big deal? Well, mine always sank or weren’t done well and were in general, quite a pain in the arse. So I developed an aversion to making them. (Ahem, I said, “making” not “eating” them!😂 ) But today I was in the supermarket buying shallots for my Guinness steak sauce for tomorrow when I spotted some blueberries on sale. They were so beautiful and I decided to make muffins right then and there. I went home and found this recipe which turned out to be EASY PEASY and the muffins were wonderful. It just has to be shared.
⭐ Note:The recipe says it makes 12 but I had enough batter for only 9 average sized muffins
This recipe is from Inspired Taste
What you need to know. This blueberry muffin recipe will either make 8 large, big-topped muffins, 12 standard muffins or 22 to 24 mini muffins (see note below about baking time for mini muffins). Since most standard muffin tins have 12 muffin cups, if you plan on making the larger muffins, we recommend adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to the empty cups. This way the cups with water will heat up at the same rate as the cups with muffin batter, helping the muffins cook evenly.
Equipment you’ll need. You will need a 12-cup muffin pan, paper liners, 1 bowl, a whisk, a measuring jug that holds at least 1 cup, measuring cups and spoons, a fork and a spoon or spatula.
Yield: 8 large, big-topped muffins | 12 standard muffins | 22-24 mini muffins
You Will Need
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for muffin tops1/2 teaspoon coarse salt2 teaspoons baking powder1/3 cup (80 ml) neutral flavored oil; canola, vegetable and grape seed are great1 large egg1/3 – 1/2 cup (80 ml – 120 ml) milk; dairy and non-dairy both work1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract6 to 8 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries;see note below about frozen berries (about 1 cup)
Heat Oven and Prepare Muffin Cups
Heat oven to 400º F. For big-topped muffins, line 8 standard-size muffin cups with paper liners and fill the remaining cups with 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to helps to make sure the muffins bake evenly. For standard-size muffins, line 12 standard-sized muffin cups with paper liners.
Prepare Muffin Batter
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.Add vegetable oil to a measuring jug that holds at least 1 cup. Add the egg then fill the jug to the 1-cup line with milk (this should be 1/3 to a 1/2 cup of milk). Add vanilla and whisk until combined.Add milk mixture to the bowl with flour and sugar then use a fork to combine. Do not over mix. (The muffin batter will be quite thick — see note below for more details). Add blueberries and use a spatula or spoon to gently fold the blueberries into the muffin batter.Divide batter between muffin cups. (If making big-topped muffins, the batter will come to the tops of the paper liners). Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each muffin.
Bake blueberry muffins 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are no longer wet and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out with crumbs, not wet batter. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack and cool.
Notes and Tips
Using Frozen Blueberries: You can make these with fresh or frozen blueberries – if you use frozen, do not thaw the blueberries.
Making Mini Muffins: You should be able to get 22 to 24 mini muffins from this recipe. The baking time will be less — keep an eye on them while they bake and expect them to require 9 to 11 minutes.
To store muffins: Place them in a plastic bag, seal, and store at room temperature for up to 2 to 3 days. To freeze muffins, wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or place them in freezer bags, and freeze for up to 3 months.
Batter Thickness: The batter should be thick and scoopable — not runny and not dry or extra thick like dough. If the batter is too runny, add flour, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency. If batter is dry or too thick, add milk, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency.
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52 thoughts on “Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe – Conquering the fear of making muffins!”
I wish I had a fear of making muffins 😀
Unfortunately I’m too good at making them, and worse, eating them! Lol
Hahaha! Good taste and talent are curses 😂 Hard not to eat a few muffins!
Baking is my weakness, I love it and I love eating…there’s no hope for me loool
Then you and I are both hopeless haha! I love eating too! 😂😂😂😂
These look soooo yummy, Natascha!! 😀
Thank you so much! I wolfed down two of them and was so happy haha! 😙😙😙😙
Ohhh yumm!! 😀
Hi Natasha – glad you finally found a good recipe for muffins! Now you know they really are so easy.
Another way to test they are done is to press the tops lightly (like a sponge) they should spring back when cooked.
Also the key to a successful muffin as you have discovered is to mix all the dry ingredients and all the wet ingredients together before only just stirring all together – should still be streaky.
Plus if you add the fruit to the flour, it won’t all sink to the bottom. Cheers and happy muffin baking. Mimsey
Thank you so much for the tips! I will remember them! 😙😙😙😙😙😙😙
So glad you gave them a shot ! They are lovely 🙂
Thank you so much!! 😙😙😙😙😙
I say you passed! These look delicious and I’m sure they taste great.
Thanks a million! 😙❤❤😊😊😊😊
I pretty much have a couple muffin recipes which I use. I am keen to try yours as yours really look divine, and I have never made blueberry muffins before! I have a thing about muffins though, they need to be eaten straight from the oven, yum. Thanks for sharing and for conquering your fear. x
Thank you so much! Blueberry muffins straight from the oven are incredible! I am thinking about the muffins sitting in the kitchen tight now and wondering why I didn´t bring one to work to graze on haha!
Gorgeous muffins Natascha 🙂
Thank you so much! ❤❤
Thank you so much!!! xxxx
It’s ironic, because I always succeded pretty well with muffins but today I just had the biggest failure!! Lately everything sweet I’m trying is failing so baaaaad! I hope the easter cake won’t be totally awful 😀
It is true that there are good days and bad days! The muffin thing was really getting on my nerves too! Good luck with the Easter Cake! xxxxx
looks so good! wish I had one right now….warm and slathered in butter! Drool 🙂
Thank you so much! ❤❤ Warm muffins with melted butter=Pure bliss! 😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙
Looks and sounds delicious. When we have muffins it’s typically the store bought variety. When I do make muffins at home it’s always from a mix. I’m not too adventurous in my cooking exploits. I know I’m missing out on good stuff, but I’m not that ambitious when it comes to cooking.
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Thank you so much! These really are easy to make but you know if the muffin mix is making you happy, stick with it. The reason for baking or cooking is not only to make others happy but also yourself! Thanks again for stopping by! 😙😙😙😙😙
Yummmm yummmmmmm and yummmmmmm!
They were so yummy ..and easy! 😊😊😊😊😊😊
Those sure look yummy and I do like the “easy” part about them!
Thank you so much! I love that part too! 😊😊😊😊😊
Awesome! Blueberry season will soon be upon us and they are fabulous in muffins! Thanks a bunch for sharing this with us this week at FF! 😀
Thank you so much. Just the sight of blueberries makes me smile but in a muffin I am even happier haha! I hope you like these too ❤❤
Lovely looking muffins, great with my cup of tea 🙂
Thank you! You are so right! Tea and muffins = Total relaxation 😉
Wonderful, love muffins and blueberries are my favorite. You did a great job overcoming your aversion to making them 🙂
Hi! Thank you so much! A good recipe does wonders! I love blueberries too xxxxxx
I’m a bit scared of muffins too, I can never seem to get the texture quite right. I do love eating them, though. Maybe these are the ones I’ll finally get right!
Haha! I understand you perfectly! I never got them right until I tried this one! 😊😊
Lovely recipe Natasha! I love muffins 😋
Me too! Thank you so much! 😙😙😙👍👍👍👍
I am so glad you over came your fear! Those muffins look so tasty!
Thank you so much! I had so many muffin nightmares! These were delish! ❤❤❤
I bet they were really good 🙂
They were wonderful! 😍😉👍😙
Can I have some of the delicious looking muffins right now? 😀
😊😊😊😊Thank you so much! Shall I pour you a cup of tea with that? 😊😊😊😊😊
Aww so sweet.. That will be like an epic combo 😜
😙😙😙So true! Xxxx
Muffins are such a treat and easy to eat anytime (especially right out of the oven!)
So true! Love them! 😊😊😊
Yum! Love muffins and yours look perfect with the fruit scattered about! I’m glad I never knew there was such a thing as a fear of muffins, or I may never have tried them either! lol
Hahaha my muffins always sunk or looked deformed! I just gave up! This recipe was the best! I had to keepmyself from grazing on the blueberries haha!
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