Best Blueberry Muffins Ever

Blueberry Muffins

I still remember the first time I baked these blueberry muffins. It was a sunny Saturday morning, and my kitchen was buzzing with excitement. My best friend, Lisa, was visiting from out of town, and we decided to spend the day indulging in our shared love for baking. With a basket of fresh blueberries from the local farmers market and a simple recipe in hand, we set out on a muffin-making adventure.

These muffins are everything you want in a blueberry treat: soft, moist, and bursting with juicy berries. The secret? A dollop of sour cream that adds a delightful tang and keeps the muffins incredibly moist. You can also use yogurt if that’s what you have on hand – it works just as well!

As we mixed the ingredients, the aroma of vanilla filled the air, and we couldn’t help but sneak a few blueberries into our mouths. The batter came together effortlessly, and soon the muffins were baking to golden perfection. The hardest part was waiting for them to cool down just enough to take a bite without burning our tongues!

One tweak I’ve found particularly delightful is topping the muffins with a sprinkle of sugar before baking. It creates a slight crunch on top that contrasts beautifully with the soft interior. Whether you choose to use vegetable oil or melted butter, gluten-free flour or all-purpose, this recipe is versatile and forgiving – perfect for both novice bakers and seasoned pros.

Every time I make these muffins, I’m transported back to that fun-filled day with Lisa. Baking them has become a cherished tradition, one that I look forward to sharing with my family and friends. So, grab your mixing bowls and fresh blueberries, and let’s bake the best blueberry muffins ever!

How to make The Best Blueberry Muffins Ever

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free mix)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil OR melted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or yogurt)
  • About 1 tablespoon white sugar for the top (optional)

Directions

Preheat your oven to 375ºF. Prepare your muffin tin with liners or a light greasing to prevent sticking.

In a bowl, mix together sugar, egg, oil, milk, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, then gently fold into the wet ingredients until just mixed. Avoid over-mixing.

Add sour cream, mixing until evenly distributed. Gently fold in most of the blueberries, reserving some for topping.

Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tin. If making taller muffins, fill to the top; for smaller ones, fill about 2/3 full. Top with remaining blueberries and sprinkle with optional sugar.

Bake for approximately 25 minutes, adjusting if using frozen berries or making fewer muffins. Check for doneness with a toothpick.

For larger muffins, bake at 350ºF for around 40 minutes.

To keep muffins moist, store them in a sealed container while still warm.

Cooking Time: 25 minutes # Preparation Time: 15 minutes # Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8 muffins (or 12 smaller muffins)

FAQs:

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones. However, it’s important to note that you may need to slightly increase the baking time. Moreover, be sure to fold them gently into the batter to avoid excessive color bleeding.

What can I substitute for sour cream in this recipe?

If you don’t have sour cream, you can use plain yogurt as a substitute. Both ingredients provide the necessary moisture and tanginess, resulting in a similar texture and flavor.

How can I make these blueberry muffins gluten-free?

To make gluten-free blueberry muffins, simply replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour mix. Ensure that the mix includes a binding agent like xanthan gum for the best results.

Why should I avoid over-mixing the batter?

Avoid over-mixing the batter to prevent the muffins from becoming tough and dense. Over-mixing develops the gluten in the flour too much, which can negatively affect the texture. Mix just until the dry ingredients are incorporated.

How should I store these muffins to keep them fresh?

To keep your blueberry muffins fresh and moist, store them in a sealed container while they are still slightly warm. This helps to retain their moisture and prevent them from drying out. You can also freeze the muffins for longer storage.

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Bake up a batch of the best blueberry muffins ever, packed with juicy berries and a hint of vanilla. Perfect for breakfast or a sweet snack!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 6
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil OR melted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • About 1 tablespoon white sugar for the top optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375ºF. Prepare your muffin tin with liners or a light greasing to prevent sticking.
  • In a bowl, mix together sugar, egg, oil, milk, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, then gently fold into the wet ingredients until just mixed. Avoid over-mixing.
  • Add sour cream, mixing until evenly distributed. Gently fold in most of the blueberries, reserving some for topping.
  • Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tin. If making taller muffins, fill to the top; for smaller ones, fill about 2/3 full. Top with remaining blueberries and sprinkle with optional sugar.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes, adjusting if using frozen berries or making fewer muffins. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
  • For larger muffins, bake at 350ºF for around 40 minutes.
  • To keep muffins moist, store them in a sealed container while still warm.
Keyword blueberry
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