Friday, September 2, 2011

The Best Blueberry Muffins

Not too terribly long ago a fellow blogger and a very dear long time friend shared this recipe for Blueberry Muffins. She is Martha at Lines from Linderhof. First of all I have made many recipes of hers and they are always excellent but this Blueberry Muffin recipe is quite frankly absolutely the BEST.
The Best Blueberry Muffins


1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1/3 cup regular milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp. lemon zest (optional)

Crumble Topping

1/3 cup white or brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a small bowl combine all crumble ingredients and with a dough knife or by hand crumble everything until it resembles sand. Set aside. In a large bowl stir all ingredients, excluding blueberries by hand until just mixed through. Carefully fold in blueberries and scoop into muffin pan, filling 2/3 way full. Top with crumble and bake for 20 minutes on 400. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!

I used fresh blueberries but rinsed them, let them completely dry and then place on a cookie sheet to place in the freezer. The blueberries will distribute evenly by doing this rather than sinking to the bottom.

I am of the opinion that anything cake like using buttermilk has to be good but aside from that the lemon zest gives these muffins a freshness that is divine.

The recipe easily makes a dozen and they keep for several days. I am not a big breakfast eater but one of these little morsels hits the spot and they are delicious.
Thankfully it is Friday and a long holiday weekend at that, Labor Day. I am linking to Michael's blogging party, Designs by Gollum. Enjoy your weekend.


  1. My husband will chose a blueberry muffin over any other variety. This look perfectly delicious! Thanks for the on the blueberries too.

  2. Great little baking-with-blueberries tip. The muffins look like just the thing for a Saturday breakfast.

  3. Thanks for the kind comments and I'm glad you enjoyed the muffins. I use many of your recipes as well!!!

  4. I am bookmarking this recipe. I have yet to find a really good blueberry muffin recipe. Love it. i will let you know how it turns out.


    P.S. I smiled at your comment that you laughed out loud when you read my post. I don't usually describe my dishes with choice words. but, that was what kept occurring to me. So I decided to just write it. Simple and to the point.