Homemade Blueberry Muffins

$3.83 recipe / $0.48 each
by Beth - Budget Bytes
5 from 11 votes
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If someone gave me some amazing homemade blueberry muffins I’d be like, “wow, that person has their life together.” 😆 Is that just me? Imagine making a batch of freshly baked homemade muffins for your overnight guests, as a “thank you” or “get well” for a friend or neighbor, or just because you want to do something special for yourself. Whatever the occasion, these blueberry muffins are sure to impress. Plus, they’re freezer-friendly, so you can eat one now and save the rest for later!

Blueberry muffins on a cooling rack with the first one torn open.

Use Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries for these muffins. If using frozen berries, you’ll want to take one quick extra step to make sure the frozen berries don’t turn your batter a blue-ish grey color. Simply dust about ½ tsp flour onto the frozen berries and toss until they’re coated before adding the berries to the batter.

Use Butter AND Oil for Delicious and Moist Muffins

Just like with my Super Fudgy Brownie recipe, I used a combination of butter and oil for these muffins. Butter gives the muffins that delicious buttery flavor, while oil keeps the muffins moist even after they cool. It’s a one-two punch that ensures the most delicious and moist muffins you’ve ever had!

blueberry muffins on a cooling rack from above.

Topping Options

I topped my muffins with a crunchy crumbly topping, but that’s totally optional. You can either leave the muffin tops plain, sprinkle on a little coarse sugar to give them a little sparkle, or even top them with a lemon glaze (like the one used in this scone recipe) after they cool.

How to Freeze Blueberry Muffins

Baked goods like muffins are great for keeping in the freezer and enjoying one at a time when you get the craving. To freeze these blueberry muffins, make sure to allow them to cool completely to room temperature after baking, then transfer them to a gallon-sized freezer bag and store in the freezer for about three months. Frozen blueberry muffins can be thawed at room temperature, or microwaved for 15-30 seconds straight from the freezer.

Side view of blueberry muffins on a cooling rack.
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Blueberry Muffins

5 from 11 votes
These homemade blueberry muffins are fluffy and moist with a deliciously crunchy crumble topping. They're freezer-friendly, too!
Author: Beth – Budget Bytes
Side view of blueberry muffins on a cooling rack.
Servings 8 muffins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Total 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour ($0.18)
  • 2 tsp baking powder ($0.04)
  • 3/4 tsp salt ($0.04)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg ($0.02)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt* ($0.85)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar ($0.08)
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter ($0.40)
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.08)
  • 1 large egg ($0.21)
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract ($0.42)
  • 1 cup blueberries ($1.33)

Crumble Topping (optional)

  • 1 Tbsp melted butter ($0.10)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon ($0.02)
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour ($0.02)

Instructions 

  • If using the crumble topping, prepare that first. Stir together the melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon, then add in the flour and stir until it resembles damp sand. Set the topping aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg) in a large bowl until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, melted butter, oil, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until they're about 75% combined (there should still be pockets of dry flour throughout).
  • If using frozen blueberries, dust them with about 1/2 tsp flour first. Add the blueberries to the batter and finish folding until the blueberries are evenly incorporated and there are no more dry pockets of dry flour in the batter. It's okay if it's lumpy, just make sure to avoid over stirring.
  • Divide the batter between eight wells of a greased or lined muffin tin. Top the unbaked muffins with the crumble topping.
  • Bake the muffins for about 35 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Allow the muffins to cool for about 5 minutes in the muffin tin, then loosen the edges with a knife and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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Notes

*Use plain, not Greek-style or strained yogurt, to maintain the proper moisture balance in the muffins.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSodium: 404mgFiber: 1g
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Overhead view of blueberry muffins on a cooling rack with one torn in half.

How to Make Make Blueberry Muffins – Step by Step Photos

Crumble topping mixture in a small bowl with a spoon.

I like to make the crumble topping first, so it’s ready to go on the muffins as soon as the batter is mixed. In a small bowl, stir together 1 Tbsp melted butter with 2 Tbsp sugar and ⅛ tsp cinnamon. Then stir in 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour until the mixture looks a bit like damp sand.

muffin dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Add 1.5 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, ¾ tsp salt, ¼ tsp cinnamon, and ⅛ tsp nutmeg to a bowl. Whisk the dry ingredients together until very well combined.

Muffin wet ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.

In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup sugar, 4 Tbsp melted butter, 2 Tbsp cooking oil, 1 large egg, and 1.5 tsp vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.

Wet ingredients being poured into dry ingredients.

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients.

Partially stirred together muffin batter.

It’s VERY important not to overmix the muffin batter, so only stir the wet and dry ingredients together until they’re about 75% combined before adding the blueberries.

A bowl of blueberries coated in flour.

You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries. If using frozen blueberries, you’ll want to dust them with about ½ tsp of all-purpose flour before adding to the batter. This helps their color from bleeding into the batter.

Blueberries stirred into the muffin batter.

Fold 1 cup blueberries into the muffin batter, making sure to not over stir. The batter will still be lumpy, just make sure the blueberries are evenly distributed and there are no pockets of dry flour left on the bottom.

Unbaked blueberry muffins in the muffin tin topped with crumble.

Prepare a muffin tin with your preferred method (paper liners, butter, or oil–I used oil), then divide the muffin batter between eight of the wells in the tin. Top the muffin batter with the prepared crumble topping (or a pinch of granulated sugar).

Baked blueberry muffins in the muffin tin.

Bake the muffins for about 35 minutes, or until they are nicely golden brown on top. Let the muffins cool for about 5 minutes in the tin, then use a knife to loosen the edges and transfer the muffins to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Baked blueberry muffins on a wire rack surrounded by baking supplies.

These blueberry muffins are seriously SO good!!

Close up side view of an open blueberry muffin next to other baked muffins.
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  1. Wow So Perfect!!! Made exactly like the recipe and they came out just as good as the bakery!!! Time in oven was spot on as well.

  2. Hi, do you think this recipe will work if the batter is baked in a loaf pan or pie pan?  Thank you.

    1. Hi, Jane. We haven’t tested the recipe n a pie pan or a loaf pan, and would not be able to comment. If you do not have a muffin pan, use individual one-cup ramekins. XOXO -Monti

      1. Okay, thank you!  I’ll let you know how it turns out if I bake it in a pie pan.  Love the recipes – xo back at ya!

  3. These muffins are mind blowing!!! Multiple layers of flavor happening. A very satisfying delight to partake in. Absolutely making these again and sharing with loved ones because they gotta taste these babies!

  4. These muffins are delicious and extremely easy to make.  The crumble on top adds the perfect touch of sweetness.

  5. DELISH! I substituted the granulated sugar for classic monk fruit sweetener, vanilla yogurt instead of plain, (I couldn’t find plain) and added about 3/4 tsp of vanilla instead of 1.5 tsp and they were GREAT! You gotta try them! The recipe says it makes 8 but mine made 12 good sized muffins. Would totally make them again. Hubby loved them too :)

  6. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ve also gain more knowledge to making the muffins quite moist.

  7. I made these last weekend and they turned out so good! I didn’t have any yogurt on hand, so I used sour cream as a substitute. They were still so delicious. My partner and I ate them all in one day (haha). I will be making them again this weekend for a potluck brunch with friends. :) I loved how quick and easy this recipe was.

  8. These came out perfect! I used whole wheat flour, vanilla yogurt (all I had), and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips because I didn’t have blueberries. My kids are obsessed. They are better than bakery muffins!

  9. I love how simple this recipe was, just when I was feeling like a snack. I had a little bit of peach yogurt left and used that; the muffins had just a hint of that flavour, so I think it’d be great to experiment with other flavours and filings! Overall they weren’t too sweet, the crumble topping was just perfect for every bite. Thanks!

  10. These are in the oven now and the batter was delicious! I didn’t have a cups worth of frozen blueberries so I threw some frozen raspberries and strawberries in there too. I’m calling them “red white and blue muffins” for Memorial Day! 

  11. How do you think this would work in an air fryer?

    I love baking, but the thought of turning on the oven with the heat of the summer, it kinda makes me want to cringe

    1. Unfortunately, I haven’t used an air fryer yet, so I’m not sure how baked goods turn out with them.

    1. I haven’t tried that yet, so I’m not sure how much it will affect the outcome. But I feel like sour cream might have less moisture than plain yogurt, so it might throw off the consistency a bit.

  12. I had everything on hand except the egg, so I used the liquid from a can of chickpeas (making hummus later, I guess). They were so good. I got 9 muffins from this. 

    1. I haven’t tried that, so I don’t know for sure. The main thing you probably need to be careful about is the amount of moisture. If the sour cream is a lot thicker or has a lower water content than the plain yogurt, that could affect the texture of the muffin.

      1. I made the recipe exactly as outlined and the muffins came out delicious!! This was only my second foray into muffin making and was so happy with the results.