Easily the best Homemade Blueberry Muffins around! Fresh blueberries studded through a moist muffin. These are the end all be all.
It’s Friday. So I’m thinking homemade, from scratch, blueberry muffins are in order.
Like I even handpicked the blueberries for ya!
Have you ever gone blueberry picking? If you haven’t you must! Wednesday I took my girls picking for the very first time in all our lives, and it was so much fun. I’m pretty sure we will be making it a yearly tradition because together we picked 7.75 pounds of blueberries, almost filing the whole bucket and it only cost me twelve dollars!
All-in-all it was a pretty darn fun day. Even if we woke up at the butt-crack of dawn or 7 am. It was the whole entire experience of picking our own blueberries, coming home to wash, pick through, freeze, package and store roughly 12 cups or so of blueberries which is probably enough to last us for the next year.
Blueberry picking is like a full time job.
So on our ride home from Hazen’s Farm, we talked about all the things we want to make with the blueberries we picked. First up blueberry muffins. I suggested for the girls to make them and I’ll take the photos. I was super excited, they were not so much – at first. But I had to blog these muffins. So that would explain the little and semi-little hands you see in the pictures. Aren’t they cute?
But the payoff for all our hard labor was deliciously warm muffins bursting all over the place with fresh, tart, beauutiful blueberries. It’s almost impossible not eat 2 right off the bat. I so didn’t, only I totally did.
To Make These Homemade Blueberry Muffins You Will Need:
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- pure vanilla extract
- baking powder
- kosher salt
- unbleached all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
- whole milk
- fresh blueberries
- sugar in the raw or sparkling sugar – for sprinkling
My youngest did this set up. I’m telling you, she’s a pro.
In a mixing bowl, add 1 stick of softened butter.
Blend until smooth.
Add in 1 cup of sugar. Here’s the deal, I don’t like SUPER SWEET muffins when they have fresh berries in them. The berries are sweet all on their own, so I don’t want to be over sugaring the batter. But if you would like a sweeter batter try adding an additional quarter cup.
Crack and add the 2 eggs, mixing after each one.
They each took turns – how cute!
Next add in 1-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
Add 1 cup of all purpose flour and blend just until incorporated.
Alternate with the milk, pouring only 1/4 cup of the milk and blend.
Repeat with the remaining 2 cups of flour.
And pour in the last of the milk.
Mix on medium until the flour and milk are combined and the batter is smooth and thick.
Mix about 1 tablespoon of flour with 2-3/4 cups of fresh blueberries.
Is it me or does she look thrilled?
Add the blueberries to the batter.
Carefully fold them in.
Divide the batter among a standard muffin pan that is lined with parchment liners.
Sprinkle with a little sugar in the raw. This will add a little textural crunch and the necessary sparkle ;).
Bake in a 375° oven for 15-18 minutes. Rotate the pan for even baking. The muffins are done when they spring back when touched.
These are the prettiest homemade blueberry muffins I ever did see.
Forks are optional.
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Homemade Blueberry Muffins
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar, use 1¼ cup for a sweeter muffin
- 2 large eggs
- 1¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2¾ cups fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup sugar in the raw, more or less to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375° and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
- In a large bowl beat the softened butter until smooth. Add in the cup of sugar and blend until pale yellow.
- Add eggs, one at a time and mix well after each egg is added.
- Next measure and add in the vanilla, baking powder and salt. Mix just until combined.
- Add in 1 cup of the flour and mix before pouring in 1/4 cup of milk, blending until combined.
- Add remaining flour, mix and repeat with the remainder of the milk. Mix on medium speed until the batter is thick and smooth. Do not over mix.
- Toss the blueberries in with a tablespoon of flour and stir to coat. Add the blueberries to the batter and use a rubber spatula to gently fold the blueberries into the batter.
- Divide the muffin batter among muffin wells. Sprinkle with a little bit of turbinado sugar and then bake in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, rotating the pan halfway.
- Repeat with the remaining batter
- Let cool slightly before serving.
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Love your blueberry picking pictures, how awesome to have been able to make proper homemade muffins with handpicked blueberries!
Lovely, beautiful blog….can almost taste them…the only thing missing is seeking crumbs on little Miss M’s lips!!!
I wish we had a blueberry farm nearby – I imagine that freshly picked blueberries are wonderful! These muffins look divine – fluffy and beautiful!
Such a classic recipe for fresh blueberries! The picking excursion looks so fun, toO!
So fun! I wish I had somewhere to go pick some blueberries!!
These classic muffins are calling my name. They look incredible!
My mom and I love going to pick blueberries – makes me still feel like a kid! We always pick enough to last or at least hopefully last until the next year! Such a fun experience!! Thank you for the great recipe 🙂
What a fun day! Your girls are the best
Aww, what a super fun experience that must have been! I’d LOVE to go blueberry picking and wear a dress and frolic, but we’re, like, on the surface of the sun here in Austin. Lovely muffins! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
Homemade blueberry muffins are so comforting, especially warm right out of the oven!
Your photos are amazing. Totally convinced me to go out and freshly pick blueberries (non-existent in Scottsdale but I’ll find a place) and have tiny hands make blueberry muffins for me 😉
Thank you Christina! 🙂
I agree that you photos are amazing. They made me so hungry and blueberry muffins are so comforting, especially at night with a hot drink
After seeing this post I have been trying to figure out when we could get out to Hazen’s. Well today with the 75 degree day was the perfect day! Just pulled the muffins out of the oven and can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe and the great place to pick blueberries.
Oh you went to Hazen’s! So cool… I hope you enjoyed the muffins Cindi!
My hubby is a truck driver and is often bringing home fresh-off-the-farm produce. I work full-time so I am always looking for recipes that are simple AND perfect. These blueberry muffins meet all expectations. It was easy enough for my 5yo daughter to help me. She especially liked the photos to follow along with reading the recipe. They came out light, fluffy, and perfectly delicious!
Also, I love the blog. I feel like I am right there in the kitchen having a conversation with you. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
Hi Anita! Your comment made my day! Thank you! And I love that you made and baked these with your five-year-old… such great moments being made! Have a great weekend!
These were amazing! What a great recipe.
Are there any other berries that would also work well? We seem to be nearing the end of blueberry season here in So Cal.
Oh! Good question. I’d try any berry! maybe just not ones with seeds?
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These are absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
My first time making blue berry muffins. They were lovely.
I’m so glad Andrea! 🙂
I took my brood blueberry picking this morning (first timers! ) and made these when we got home. AH-MAZING! And I had all the ingredients on hand, nothing exotic in them. Thanks for sharing!
I tried making these and they spilled over in the oven and burnt on the bottom of it and I was going to surprise my family with them but I ended up waking them up early in the morning :””( I did everything exactly like the recipe said ;-;
Hi Miranda! I’m sorry to hear these made a mess of your oven! That’s totally happened to me before and when I looked back I accidentally added too much of one of the leaveners. Maybe by accident that’s what happened here? I only suggest this because I’ve made these SO many times without an issue. Still though a messy oven is so not fun 🙁
Laurie…Just made these yesterday and they were delish! My family loved them. Thank you for sharing your recipe. (I even shared your recipe with my FB readers.) Have a great day.
I will be trying these. I have a question: most muffin recipes say to barely stir the ingredients, just until moistened. Supposedly to avoid toughening.
However you are mixing yours thoroughly. Do they come out tender and loose or does the mixing make them dense????
They certainly look yummy.
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Thank you so much for helping me bake these blueberry muffins. My mom is a really good cook and I am almost 14 and I wanted to bake something special as a surprise breakfast for my family. My mom, dad, and two little sisters enjoyed them very much. I couldnt have done it without the help from you and your daughters.
I just tried making these today, and they came out really nice – I had store blueberries, not nice freshly picked ones in season, so I took a little of the sugar and tossed it with them (maybe a tablespoon or so) since the off-season berries can sometimes be a bit less sweet.. I think I might leave off that extra little 1/4 tsp of vanilla next time. But the sugar in the raw on top was a great touch – adds a nice crispy crunch to the muffin! Thanks for this recipe, it will go into my “will bake them again:” file. 🙂
I loved you pictures and the adventure of picking your own berries. It’s probably been 4 decades or more since I did the same….maybe when I have grandchildren..? The measurement for the blueberry quantity, is it 2/3 C or 3/4 C as one prefers, or = 1.5 C total, which would be a lot of blueberries….I don’t bake much from scratch and don’t want to mess up this wonderful sounding recipe.
I am glad I finally saw that people and their families actually made them and have enjoyed them! They all said that your blueberry muffins are delicious! I had to scroll down a ways to see that people actually made them! I am glad that I saw about 5 people who have made and at these blueberry muffins of yours. I will def give these a try! Your batter looks awesome! with and without the blueberries!
Let me know if you make them and what you think of them Emily! <3
These blueberry muffins are fabulous!!!! I just made them for the second time for my family and EVERYONE LOVES THEM!!! My 2 year old was devouring one and even ate part of the paper wrapper without realizing it. lol! By far the best muffin recipe I ever used. Thanks Laurie!
BAHAHAHA! Chelsea you just made me laugh out loud! I’ve totally ate some of the paper before! Ohhhh welllls a little paper never hurt (fiber?) 😉
I’ve been making these every year since you published and our whole family looks forward to them and I love love baking them. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic recipe.
I’m so glad, Katie!
Thank you so much for this recipe! My 2 yr old just had an anaphylaxis reaction to nuts (his first and we had no idea), so I’m baking a batch of these to send to daycare with him so they can feeeze and pull one out as needed. My mama best heart thanks you for the reassurance this recipe offers!
Tried your recipe this morning with some fresh raspberries, and the muffins turned out wonderfully delicious. Thanks for the easy to follow recipe and directions!! My daughter’s first comment was, “Daddy, will you get me two more muffins please?” A great way to start the day.
That’s so great, James! Thanks for taking the time to make this recipe, I’m glad you and your daughter enjoyed them 🙂
Omg … these were the best muffins!! Thank you for this awesome recipe!!
Hi Carolyn! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them!
This has been my go to recipe for years! I’m wondering if you’ve ever frozen some? Or would you not recommend it? Thanks!