Blueberry Muffins – Big, Bold & Blue

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Make cotton-light, fluffy and moist blueberry muffins with this tried and tested winning recipe.
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Do we really need yet another blueberry muffin recipe? There’s surely enough out there to bake a different one every single day of the year!

But that’s exactly what I truly appreciate about blogging – it’s about sharing what know to be a great recipe find with anyone in the universe who’s interested to know. Because of folks who didn’t stop sharing after their millionth recipe, I am thoroughly enjoying myself on this amazing journey of discovering great recipes for every possible edible fancy that stokes my food cravings.


And this post is about one of the most blogged about sweet treat in our food universe, the forever popular blueberry muffin.

With berries back in season, I can’t help but see them at almost every turn around my neighbourhood. They are simply an irresistible temptation that I can’t shake off! Why? Because they’re just there, in full and glorious freshness!



I’d end up buying basket loads of the red, the blue and the black – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. I use what I can and then freeze the rest for whenever I feel like pampering my family and friends with treats. And knowing me, those moments are hardly far and few in between.

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I’m sharing this recipe by Heather Walker, a recipe contributor on the allrecipes.com website, that I came across years ago. It made such fabulous muffins that my hubby frequently asks for this. This is one of those that really fits the proverb or idiom, ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’. I think it’s an incredibly good recipe for making cotton-soft, fluffy and moist blueberry muffins. I try not to ever say that a recipe is the ‘best ever’ or ‘no-fail’, but this one is definitely on a level of very good, and I’m saying that relatively.

You can really up the ‘wow’ factor of these blueberry muffins with your favourite frostings or toppings. Lemon cream cheese frosting or vanilla buttercream are excellent choices, as are streusel or crumble topping, or something as simple as sprinkles of coarse, granulated sugar.


The recipe comes with a cinnamon streusel topping. I like my muffins plain, and for good measure, I always throw a couple of fresh blueberries on top of each muffin batter, just before it goes into the oven to bake.


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Blueberry Muffins

Make cotton-light, fluffy and moist blueberry muffins with this tried and tested winning recipe (original recipe by Heather Walker, a recipe contributor at www.allrecipes.com).
Celia Lim
Course: Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Snack, Snacks and Treats, Tea
Cuisine: Western
Servings :12 muffins
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups plain flour plus 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter slightly softened at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup blueberrie

For the Streusel Topping (Optional):

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 5 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter diced

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F). Grease a 12-muffin tray or line the tray with paper muffin liners. Alternatively, you can use paper muffin cups and place on a baking tray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups plain flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to mix well. In a separate bowl, put in blueberries, sprinkle over with 1 1/2 tbsp plain flour, and toss a few times to coat the blueberries evenly. Set aside.
  • Using an electric or hand-held mixer set on medium speed (speed 3 on my Kitchen Aid mixer), cream butter and sugar together in a large mixer bowl, until light and fluffy, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Mix in vanilla extract and lemon zest. Fold in flour mixture, alternately with milk (do not overfold - it's alright to see specks or streaks of flour in the batter at this point). Fold in blueberries, using very light, gentle moves. Remember, do not stir. Spoon batter into prepared cups.
  • Streusel Topping (Optional): Combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over batter in muffin cups.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a metal or bamboo skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin, emerges free of batter. Let cool in the tray for 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve warm.

NOTES

#1. Sprinkling flour over the blueberries and tossing to coat them evenly will help prevent 'purple' batter.
#2. When folding the blueberries into the batter, remember not to stir in the blueberries. Fold in lightly and gently, so that the blueberries stay intact as much as possible. Using gentle moves also help prevent its juices from colouring the batter.
#3. These muffins freeze very well. When ready to eat or serve, these re-heat very well in a microwave oven. Keeps well for up to 3 days when stored in an air-tight container and kept in a dry, cool place. If keeping longer, store in an air-tight container and chill in the refrigerator or freeze.
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10 Comments

  1. Thank you so much!?? I’ll have to bake these again with your awesome addition of white choc chips.. sounds amazing! It means so much to me to read your lovely comments! Thank you for trying out the recipes here too, so glad they’re working out well for you. Hope to hear all about your cooking and baking adventures on this site! Cheers!?

  2. Hi celia! I’m really so thankful for your blog. Everytime I try something here I feel it’s the best I’ve ever made! This is my new go to blueberry muffin recipe. Added some white choc chips, it’s so good!
    Hope you can post more often ?

  3. Hi Ling, one cup of fresh (or frozen) blueberries will do, I usually like more fruit in my muffins, rather than less. Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve updated the recipe to include the blueberries. Hope you’l try this and share, ya?

  4. How much blueberries.? There is mention of blueberries in the ingredients.

  5. Hi Doris, thank you so much!!? It’s so nice to hear what you thought of the recipe. Oh wow, I can only dream of writing my very own book of recipes…have got to keep improving my skills first…heee…one day, hopefully! Thank you very much for your confidence in me and such kind encouragement!??

  6. Hi Celia. Your blueberry muffin receipe is a winner. I baked it today and it was deliciously moist. I must share it taste even better with the streusal topping. I hope you will publish your own book soon. Tk u

  7. Hi Janet! Oh dear, sorry for that…I’ve added it to the recipe – 2 eggs. Thank you so much for catching that! Hope you love these muffins! Happy baking! Cheers, Celia

  8. Hi Celia,
    How many eggs do you need for this recipe?
    I tried to read the recipe again and again , but no mention of eggs.
    Janet

  9. Hi Priscilla,
    That’s a great idea! I’ve not tried it but I’m pretty sure it will turn out just as good. My thoughts would be
    to adjust your baking time, depending on the type of cake pan or tin used. Just remember to treat the batter gently without overfolding to get the soft, moist texture. Do let me know how it turns out! Can’t wait to hear from you! Thanks so much for writing!

  10. Hi Celia
    JUst wondering if i can make a cake out of this recipe instead of making cupcakes? Have you tried?
    IT SOUNDS SO GOOD MAYBE IT’ll be great as a cake as well?
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can’T WAIT TO TRY IT!

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