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Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

You only need one bowl to make this easy blueberry muffins recipe with blueberries, flour, sugar, vanilla, and vegetable oil. Jump to the Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe or watch our quick recipe video to see how we make them.

These blueberry muffins are quick and easy with a moist and tender center bursting with blueberries and perfectly golden brown top.

How to Make Ridiculously Easy Blueberry Muffins

Making this blueberry muffin recipe is simple. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and a little salt in a large bowl.

Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Add some vegetable oil, an egg, milk, and vanilla extract then stir with a fork until blended. Throw in some blueberries, divide the batter between 8 muffin cups and bake. Easy!

Love this? Try our Ginger Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins made with fresh ginger, fresh or frozen blueberries and oats.Plus a spoonful of vanilla-scented glaze to make everything that much better.

A One Bowl Blueberry Muffin Recipe

By the way, this recipe can be used to make ten standard-size muffins or 20 to 22 mini muffins! See the recipe below for how.

These muffins are so quick, you can make them in the morning for breakfast.  You can even make these with fresh or frozen blueberries – if you use frozen, do not thaw the blueberries.

This recipe can be used to make 12 standard-size muffins or 22 to 24 mini muffins!

Since initially sharing this recipe and learning just how much you love them (see all the reviews below!). We have shared a few more recipes for muffins that use a very similar batter. Take a look at these:

If you love these muffins, you’ll love these recipes:

  • Fresh Strawberry Muffins with a little spice from cinnamon and black pepper — the black pepper may seem odd, but it is delicious with fresh strawberries. The batter is very similar to this recipe!
  • This Easy Homemade Banana Bread Recipe with ripe bananas, flour, butter, eggs, and spices is a reader favorite, too! It has lots of helpful reader reviews. We also have a healthier take on banana bread here.
  • Try our Classic Chocolate Chip Muffins with brown sugar, a vanilla-scented batter and lots of chocolate chips. There’s a little sour cream added to the batter to make it extra delicious, and you can even add blueberries or strawberries for a fruit-chocolate combination.
  • This Buttery Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe is inspired by pound cake. Thanks to melted butter, eggs, and heavy cream, the texture is tight-knit, moist and very tender.

A+ J’s Tip: When you make muffins, remember this: mix dry ingredients as much as you want, mix wet ingredients as much as you want but, when you put the two together only mix until they combine. If you over mix, the muffins will be dense and flat. This is why we ask you to use a fork to mix things in our recipe below. If you were to use a hand blender or stand mixer, the muffins could become tough.

Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Recipe updated, originally posted December 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear and added a quick recipe video. – Adam and Joanne

Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

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This blueberry muffins recipe makes eight large, big-topped muffins, ten standard muffins or 20 to 22 mini muffins (see note below about baking time for mini muffins). Since most standard muffin tins have 12 muffin cups, if you plan on making the larger muffins, we recommend adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to the empty cups. This way the cups with water will heat up at the same rate as the cups with muffin batter, helping the muffins bake evenly.

Makes 8 large, big-topped muffins / 10 standard muffins / 20-22 mini muffins

You Will Need

1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for muffin tops

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup (80 ml) neutral flavored oil; canola, vegetable and grape seed are great

1 large egg

1/3 – 1/2 cup (80 ml – 120 ml) milk; dairy and non-dairy both work

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

6 to 8 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries; see note below about frozen berries (about 1 cup)

Directions

  • Prepare Oven and Muffin Cups
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. For big-topped muffins, line 8 standard-size muffin cups with paper liners. For standard-size muffins line 10 muffin cups. Fill the remaining cups with 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to help the muffins bake evenly.

    • Make Batter
    • Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

      Add oil to a measuring jug that holds at least 1 cup. Add the egg then fill the jug to the 1-cup line with milk (1/3 to 1/2 cup milk). Add vanilla and whisk to combine.

      Add milk mixture to the bowl with dry ingredients then use a fork to combine. Do not over mix. (The muffin batter will be quite thick — see note below for more details). Fold in the blueberries.

      • Bake Muffins
      • Divide the batter between muffin cups. (If making big-topped muffins, the batter will come to the tops of the paper liners). Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each muffin.

        Bake muffins 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are no longer wet and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out with crumbs, not wet batter. Transfer to a cooling rack.

        To store, place them in a plastic bag, seal, and store at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. To freeze, wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or place them in freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • You can make these with fresh or frozen blueberries – if you use frozen, do not thaw the blueberries.
  • For mini muffins, the baking time will be less — keep an eye on them while they bake and expect them to require 9 to 11 minutes.
  • Batter Thickness: The batter should be thick and “scoopable” — not runny and not dry or extra thick like dough. If the batter is too runny, add flour, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency. If batter is dry or too thick, add milk, a tablespoon at a time until the proper consistency.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values. Calculations are for one standard muffin (this recipe makes 10).

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Recipe inspired by and adapted from Allrecipes.com

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 muffin / Calories 217 / Protein 3 g / Carbohydrate 33 g / Dietary Fiber 1 g / Total Sugars 18 g / Total Fat 8 g / Saturated Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 20 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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916 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Patsy Borquez January 29, 2018, 2:19 am

    Absolutely Delish. Easy for quick breakfast bread for the family. Big 10! Made a hit! 😊

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  • Ali January 24, 2018, 4:46 pm

    I love this recipe. I often make it and this time substituted coconut oil and added a couple drops of lemon essential oil and they were super yummy. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  • john January 17, 2018, 7:17 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! I used it for a science fair and it was simple and perfect! Easy to manipulate and change for variables. Thanks again!

    Reply
  • Lucy January 14, 2018, 1:25 pm

    Very easy recipe & came together quickly, however I would cut the sugar in half, they were much too sweet for my liking. But great texture. Will definitely make again with less sugar!

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  • Tania January 12, 2018, 3:25 pm

    I substituted the milk with buttermilk and oil with coconut oil. Cut the sugar in half and used fresh strawberries and blueberries! Amazing! Next I’ll try pineapple! Made 28 mini muffins!

    Reply
  • Val January 4, 2018, 2:23 pm

    This recipe was soooo easy and delicious! I normally don’t care for muffins but I had blueberries and decided to give a try. Am I glad I did, they are irresistible! Definitely a keeper.

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  • Sarah January 4, 2018, 10:37 am

    The tops and bottoms were super crispy and the middles were nice and fluffy. I do feel like the cake itself was missing a bit of flavor though. Have you experimented with replacing half the oil with butter instead so that you have the moistness from the oil and aroma of the butter? I’m curious how it may turn out. Thank you!

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  • Ginger December 30, 2017, 8:19 pm

    Love love love this recipe. I made these muffins twice this week already! Second time around I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and loved it even more. I’m curious why this recipe uses 2 spoons of baking powder, while the banana muffin recipes use 1 baking powder and 1 baking soda? Why the difference?

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    • Adam May 1, 2018, 12:41 pm

      Hi Ginger, the batter for these muffins is pretty light and we love the big tops that the baking powder helps us achieve. The banana muffin recipe calls for both baking soda and baking powder. The baking powder helps them rise, while the baking soda helps the muffins brown and react nicely with the brown sugar (which is acidic).

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  • Mommy to bake December 29, 2017, 6:44 pm

    They came out beautiful ❤️

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  • Yogi Dasi December 26, 2017, 7:22 pm

    The muffins themselves, were ok. But right away I thought adding water to the muffin cups was weird. My instinct is to line with butter or oil. Just as I feared, the muffins didn’t want to come out. They came out in pieces/crumbly mess.

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    • Adam May 1, 2018, 12:37 pm

      Hi Yogi, Since the recipe can make 8 big topped muffins, we add the water to the 4 remaining empty muffin cups. It helps the muffins bake more evenly. No water should be added to muffin cups with batter in them.

      Reply

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