Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

There are no secret ingredients, no tricks, or no complicated steps in this blueberry muffin recipe. You only need a few bowls and a mixer, which is perfect for hungry tummies in the morning and you can do this in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for muffin tops
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea 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)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 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.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. Add milk mixture to the bowl with dry ingredients then use a fork to combine. Do not over mix. Fold in the blueberries.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.