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Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins Recipe
PREP 10min COOK 20mins TOTAL 30mins
Makes 8 large, big-topped muffins / 10 standard muffins / 20-22 mini muffins
All you need is one bowl. This recipe is so easy when we’re in the mood for something other than cereal, we’ll skip pancakes and make these for breakfast instead.
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 cook evenly.
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)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- After muffins have cooled, 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.
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 correct consistency.