Yep, I’m that person who instantly thinks of Blueberry Muffins when blueberries are abundant and cheap. And you’re just 30 minutes away from these being a reality in your life. Incredibly moist and fluffy with golden domed tops, you’ll fall in love with one bite!
Come blueberry season every year, I make dozens and dozens of blueberry muffins. I know, I know, I’m so disappointingly predictable. You want me to make come up with something more gourmet and exciting, and here I am, just bringing you another boring muffin recipe.
Or…. are they??
No, this is not just another dull Blueberry Muffin recipe. These are the blueberry muffins of your dreams!
They’re magically soft and moist on the inside with a sweet golden dome. They are not overly sweet, they’re bursting with blueberries and once you make these, you will never look at another blueberry muffin recipe again!
Muffins are notorious for being dry and crumbly on the inside. But these are outrageously soft and moist!
Why muffins come out dry and crumbly
The main cause of dry, hard muffins is over-mixing the batter and overcooking the muffins.
So the the 3 simple secrets for beautifully soft and moist blueberry muffins are:
- use butter AND oil -butter makes things tasty but oil makes things moist. So use both!
- don’t mix the batter more than 12 times ; and
- don’t bake for longer than 20 minutes.
What you need for Blueberry Muffins
Here’s what you need (let’s pretend I didn’t forget EGGS in the photo!!!):
Just a couple of notes on the above:
- Blueberries – yes you can use frozen. Just mix them through frozen. Do not thaw – they will bleed in the batter;
- Buttermilk – this makes the muffin crumb beautifully tender and moist. But don’t worry if you don’t have any, it can be substituted with a lemon/milk mixture – see recipe notes. It is a very good substitute – the surface won’t be as smooth as pictured but the inside is just as tender;
- Baking soda is also known as bi-carb and it’s a stronger version of baking powder. It gives these muffins an extra lift. Can be substituted with more baking powder; and
- Butter is for flavour whereas oil makes the muffin moist. It’s one of the secrets to these Best Ever Blueberry Muffins!
How to make Blueberry Muffins
The making part is a 5 minute job if you use muffin liners and an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin tin:
- Whisk dry ingredients, whisk wet ingredients, then mix both together;
- Stir in blueberries;
- Scoop and dollop into muffin tin, then bake. Done!
These Blueberry Muffins and Chocolate Chip Muffins are always best consumed on the day they are made. The next day and beyond, reheating them works wonders to make them ultra moist again (just 15 seconds in the microwave), as though they were freshly made.
Add a little sliver of butter, you’ll be in muffin heaven. In fact, you might just save these just so you can justify slathering on lashing of butter, just to experience that.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! – Nagi x
Watch how to make it
Moist Blueberry Muffins
- 2 1/2 cups plain flour (all purpose flour)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda / bi carb soda (sub extra 3 tsp baking powder)
- 1 cup white sugar (caster, granulated or superfine)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk (Note 1)
- 60g / 4 tbsp butter , unsalted, melted
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs , at room temperature, lightly whisked (Note 2)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 250g / 8 oz blueberries , fresh (~2 cups, Note 3)
- Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F (all oven types) (Note 4). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper patties.
- Whisk Dry: Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a bowl.
- Whisk Wet: In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, melted butter, oil, eggs and vanilla.
- Combine Wet & Dry: Make a well in the flour bowl, pour in egg mixture. Mix until just combine - try not to stir more than 8 times. Some flour lumps in the batter is fine.
- Add blueberries: Stir through most of the blueberries - reserve some for topping.
- Fill muffin tin: Divide batter between paper cases. Top with remaining blueberries.
- Bake 1: Bake for 5 minutes, then turn oven down to 180°C/350°F.
- Bake 2: Bake for a further 13 minutes (fan) or 15 minutes (standard ovens), or until a skewer inserted into the muffin comes out clean.
- Cool: Remove muffins from the muffin tin immediately onto a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature (warm is extra yum!)
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