This recipe makes the most tender, moist and buttery blueberry muffins ever! They’re bakery style and made with butter, oil and buttermilk to make them so incredibly moist. They are truly the best!
I absolutely love blueberry muffins and have had my fair share of them in my lifetime. After trying, testing and alternating several recipes we have come up with a winner. It’s by far my favorite blueberry muffin recipe ever.
What makes this recipe so good is the moistness and tenderness. The perfect amount of juicy fresh blueberries and the buttery streusel topping which is the “icing on the cake.” They’re also easy to make using only two mixing bowls and a spatula, no electric mixer required.
Blueberry muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, picnics or even an afternoon snack and almost everyone loves them!
Blueberry Muffin Ingredients
These ingredients combined yield the best blueberry muffins.
- All Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder and Salt
- Melted Butter (let it cool)
- Canola Oil (or Vegetable Oil)
- Vanilla Extract
- Lemon Zest
- Fresh Blueberries
How to Make Blueberry Muffins
- Measure the Dry Ingredients – flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and give it a whisk with a fork.
- Combine the Wet Ingredients – In a mixing bowl combined the eggs, sugar, vanilla, melted butter, buttermilk, oil and lemon zest and whisk together.
- Combine Dry and Wet– Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Mix – Gently mix just until the dry ingredients are wet. Lumps are okay when making muffins. You do not want to mix until the batter is smooth.
- Add Blueberries – Gently fold in the blueberries, just until lightly coated in batter.
- Scoop – Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. Scoop 1/4 cup into each cupcake liner.
- Add Streusel – In a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients and then sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons over each cupcake batter.
- Bake – In a preheated 425 degree oven, bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Can you use frozen blueberries in muffins?
We do recommend using fresh blueberry muffins for this recipe. However, if you can’t get fresh frozen will work. It will yield a slightly different muffin and the blueberries will more likely melt throughout rather than painting a full juicy berry. The overall flavor should be the same.
For more information, check out this guide to cooking with frozen blueberries from the Blueberry Council.
How to Properly Mix Muffin Batter
The more you mix the batter the more gluten develops causing the muffins to have a tough texture, which you don’t want. Follow these steps for mixing the muffins properly.
Using a spatula, add the wet ingredients into the dry and gently fold the ingredients together just until the dry are moistened.
Lumps are perfectly fine and needed. The batter should not be smooth and fully mixed. It should be thicker with lumps.
Add in the blueberries and lightly mix until they are coated with batter.
Muffins should have a soft and tender texture, so no over mixing!
Can you Freeze Blueberry Muffins?
Muffins can be stored in the freezer for 2 months. Place them in airtight container or sealed bag and write the date on the outside to remember.
Let them thaw completely before serving.
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The Best Blueberry Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup canola oil, vegetable oil works too
- 4 tbsp melted butter, cooled
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- Add the flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl and whisk with a fork.
- Combine the wet ingreidnets, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, buttermilk, oil, lemon zest and sugar in a bowl and mix until combined.
- Gently fold in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a spatula.
- Mix just until the dry ingredients are moistened, not fully mixed until smooth. The batter should have lumps in it.
- Add in the blueberries and just barley mix until coated in batter.
- Prepare a cupcake tin with paper liners and fill 1/4 cup of batter in each.
- In a small bowl combine the streusel ingreidets and then crumble 1 -2 tbsp over the top of each cupcake.
- Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.