Fresh Blueberry Muffins

Fresh Blueberry Muffins feature a classic muffin batter studded with juicy blueberries and swirled with bright lemon zest. After you bite through the crunchy, sugar topping, you are met with bright, fresh, sweet flavors! Bake up a batch of these muffins for a perfect breakfast, brunch or even a midnight snack.

This is a muffin recipe that is packed full of fresh, vibrant flavor! The blueberries burst open and infuse the muffins with their sweet, juicy goodness. The addition of lemon zest really makes these muffins sing. Blueberry and lemon are a classic combo and marry perfectly in each muffin you unwrap!

Having these muffins on hand make your life so much easier. Typically, I sleep to the very last second that I can to give myself about 15 minutes to get out the door. With not being a morning person, having one or two of these muffins to grab on my way out the door sure does help brighten my morning! Heck, I even snarfed one of these down for dessert one night. Crack one of these babies open, warm it up for a few seconds, and then smear a pad of salty butter right across. Try to tell me that’s not delectable. Try. I won’t even listen at this point (lol).

Muffin Batter

Making a muffin batter couldn’t be easier. The main thing to keep in mind: don’t over-mix! We want a light, fluffy muffin instead of a dense one. Let’s walk through it:

First, melted butter is whisked together with Greek yogurt, milk, eggs and vanilla. This will create the liquid base for the batter.

Then, sugar is whisked in. You gotta have sweetness!

After that comes the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt.

Finally, the fun part! Blueberries and fresh lemon zest get folded in. The muffin batter is then ready to be scooped into muffin tins and baked until perfectly golden brown.

Did You Know?

The reason behind mixing the fresh blueberries with a tablespoon of flour is to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins when baking. The flour coating allows the blueberries to stay perfectly studded throughout the muffins without sinking!

Tips for Baking

Before these muffins go into the oven, they are each sprinkled with a sugary topping. Trust me, you don’t want to skip out on this step! The sugar caramelizes and creates a wonderfully, sweet crunch to the top of the muffins. It’s a must! Here are some other tips for baking these muffins:

  • Use a cookie dough scoop to fill all the muffin tins with the batter. This will help you make sure that each muffin is filled to the same amount as the others. Roughly a couple of over-flowing tablespoons.
  • If you are looking for the ultimate “muffin top” look, fill each muffin almost all the way full with the batter. But, also skip every other tin. That way it gives the muffins room to grow out instead of melding into each other. You won’t have a full muffin tin going into the oven, but you’ll get the ultimate muffin top.
  • Going for the bursting blueberry look? Stud a few fresh blueberries onto the tops of the muffins before baking.
  • Bake until just turning golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. No one wants a dry muffin!
  • Zest additional fresh lemon zest on top of the warm muffins for the ultimate lemon flavor.

Gimme All the Muffin Tops

Looking for that ultimate “muffin top” look to your muffins? Fill each muffin almost all the way full with the batter. But, also skip every other tin. That way it gives the muffins room to grow out instead of melding into each other. You won’t have a full muffin tin going into the oven, but you’ll get the ultimate muffin top.

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Fresh Blueberry Muffins


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x

Description

Fresh Blueberry Muffins feature a classic muffin batter studded with juicy blueberries and swirled with bright lemon zest. After you bite through the crunchy, sugar topping, you are met with bright, fresh, sweet flavors! Bake up a batch of these muffins for a perfect breakfast, brunch or even a midnight snack.


Ingredients

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  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, Greek yogurt, milk, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Add in the 1 cup of sugar and whisk to combine until pale in color, about a minute or so.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt into the wet mixture until all the ingredients are combined and a batter has formed, being careful to not over-mix.
  3. In a small bowl, toss the blueberries with the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour until coated. Leaving the excess flour in the small bowl. Gently fold the blueberries and lemon zest into the batter until just combined.
  4. Line a muffin tin with liners and fill each one 3/4 of the way full with the muffin batter. Evenly top each muffin with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, about 1/2 teaspoon or so per each muffin top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops are slightly golden brown and the muffins are cooked through. Allow to cool for several minutes in the muffin tin, then transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!

Notes

  • These muffins store wonderfully! Make sure they are completely cooled, then store in an air-tight container or bag for a few days of a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack!
  • Be careful to not over-mix the batter which will cause the muffins to be dense.
  • Looking for the ultimate “muffin top” look? Fill each muffin almost all the way full with batter. But, also skip every other muffin tin to allow the muffins to have room to grow out instead of melding into each other.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast & Brunch
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 261
  • Sugar: 24.1g
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.6g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg

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Recipe originally posted on 5/5/2019 – photos and words updated on 2/25/2022.

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