These are the best blueberry muffins ever! This blueberry muffin recipe results in moist, buttery homemade blueberry muffins with a perfect texture that are loaded with fresh blueberries and topped with a crumb topping. They're easy to make in only 30 minutes and no mixer required!
I can't think of a more classic breakfast baked good than a blueberry muffin. And I promise, these are the best homemade blueberry muffins ever! They are tender and moist and are better than store-bought bakery muffin out there!
This homemade blueberry muffin recipe results in buttery blueberry muffins with a perfect texture and crumb! They are loaded with fresh blueberries and topped with a cinnamon sugar crumb topping. They're the perfect breakfast or brunch treat!
Not only are these blueberry muffins out-of-this-world delicious, but they're easy to make! They come together in only 30 minutes and there's no mixer required! Say goodbye to over-priced, sub-par bakery muffins, and hello to your new favorite blueberry muffin recipe!
Blueberry Muffins Recipe: Ingredients & Substitutions
Before we chat about how to make blueberry muffins, let's discuss the ingredients and possible substituions! Please note, this recipe turns out the best if all ingredients are at room temperature.
- All-purpose flour. Pastry flour or cake flour can be used in place of all-purpose flour if desired! I recommend using unbleached all purpose flour for the best results.
- Butter/Canola oil. This blueberry muffin recipe calls for melted butter and canola oil. You can use all butter or all canola oil if desired, or substitute coconut oil, ghee, etc. Just be aware that any substitutions will change the final outcome of the muffins slightly in both taste and texture.
- Whole milk. I recommend whole milk for the best results, however 2% milk may be used as well!
- Granulated sugar. Using only granulated sugar results in a light tasty bakery style blueberry muffin, so I don' recommend making substituions. I usually bake with organic cane sugar.
- Fresh blueberries. Fresh blueberries work the best in this blueberry muffin recipe. If using frozen berries thaw and drain them first, then toss them in flour before adding them to the batter.
How to make blueberry Muffins
This recipe for the best blueberry muffins is super simple to make! Start by making the crumb topping, then make the muffin batter, then put it all together and bake!
Make the crumb topping
Add all the crumb topping ingredients to a small bowl and use a fork or your hands to combine until the mixture has coarse crumbs. Set aside to use later. I often like to combine the butter and sugars first, then add the rest of the ingredients, but it comes out great either way!
Make the Blueberry Muffin Batter
The first step in this blueberry muffin recipe is to combine the dry ingredients and set them aside. Then combine the wet ingredients and sugars and stir until everything is evenly mixed and sugars are dissolved.
Add dry ingredients and stir until mixture is smooth and there are no lumps.
NOTE: The batter should be thick (as pictured below). It should be a cross between a cookie dough and a quick bread batter.
Gently fold in blueberries. If you are too rough you will burst the blueberries in the batter and dye the batter purple. It won't effect the final taste of the muffins, but it will change the look of them if that is important to you, just be careful!
Can I use frozen blueberries for muffins?
Yes you can use frozen blueberries to make these homemade blueberry muffins. I recommend thawing and draining the blueberries, then tossing them in flour before adding to the batter. If you do add frozen blueberries to the batter be aware it could cause the batter to become too cold and the muffins will take longer to bake.
Putting the blueberry muffins together
Once the batter is done, generously grease the wells of a standard, 12-cup muffin tin. Or line each well with a muffin liner and spray each liner with cooking spray. Fill each well in muffin pan half full, using about ¼ cup batter in each well.
Top each muffin with about 1 ½ TBS crumb topping, gently pressing it into the muffin batter. Bake at 375 degrees F for 18-20 minutes, or until the top is set and springs back when touched.
Transfer to a wire cooling rack
As soon as the muffins are removed from the oven, use a spoon or sharp knife to gently release any parts of the crumb topping that may have stuck to the pan during baking. After you have released all the baked-on parts, carefully remove each blueberry muffin from it's well and place it on a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve these blueberry muffins warm with a cup of coffee for a delicious morning breakfast! I also love serving them with a spread of jam, a dollop of this homemade cinnamon honey butter, or a spread of fresh nut butter (like this vanilla almond butter or this honey peanut butter).
How to store blueberry muffins
Store these blueberry muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and in the freezer for up to 2 months.
FAQs about How to Make Blueberry Muffins
Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about making this blueberry muffin recipe!
How do you keep blueberries from sinking to the bottom of muffins?
Sinking blueberries can be a problem when making muffins. To prevent this simply toss the blueberries in a few tablespoons of flour before adding them to the batter. Then gently fold them in and bake!
Should you wash blueberries before baking?
Yes! I always recommend washing and drying blueberries before using them to make these easy blueberry muffins.
Can I freeze blueberry muffins?
Yes! I make and freeze these homemade blueberry muffins all the time. Simply wait until they have cooled to room temperature, place them in an airtight container and put them in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Blueberry Muffins Recipe
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a standard, 12-cup muffin tin or line a muffin tin with liners and grease the liners.
Make the Crumb Topping:
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and use a fork or your hands to combine until the mixture has coarse crumbs. Set aside.
Make the Blueberry Muffins:
- Combine 1 ½ cups flour, sea salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, canola oil, eggs milk and vanilla.
- Add sugar and stir to combine (until sugar is dissolved).
- Add dry ingredients and stir until mixture is smooth and there are no lumps. The batter should be thick.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Fill each well in the prepared muffin pan half full (about ¼ cup batter).
- Top each muffin with about 1 ½ TBS crumb topping, gently pressing it into the muffin batter.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 18-20 minutes, or until the top is set and springs back when touched.
- Immediately take a sharp knife and run it around the edges of the muffins, especially in places where the crumb topping may have melted onto the baking pan.
- Release the sides of the muffins. Remove each muffin and transfer it to a wire rack to cool.
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