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Lemon Blueberry Muffins (Easy Recipe)

These lemon blueberry muffins are the ultimate summer treat!

Wonderfully dense with a tender crumb, they’re loaded with juicy blueberries and tart lemon.

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Bakery Style Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These bakery-style muffins are light and refreshing!

Pair these lemon blueberry muffins with your morning coffee or tea for the most satisfying summer breakfast.

Easy Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These lemon blueberry muffins are unbelievably delicious. 

There’s something so special about the combination of sweet and tart berries and zingy lemon.

And I just love how easy they are to pack and devour on the go! Perfect for busy mornings.

Last and most importantly, these are embarrassingly easy to make!

Sure, it’s a bit more complex than using a boxed muffin mix, but I’d still consider it a beginner-friendly recipe.

With all these factors and more, there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t give these muffins a try.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, milk, sour cream, butter, eggs, lemon zest, and blueberries.

Ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour – the base of the batter that gives the muffins a tender crumb. Be sure to measure it accurately and sift it for the best results.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda – the leavening agents that make the batter rise. 
  • Granulated Sugar – to sweeten the muffins.
  • Salt – to contrast the sweetness.
  • Milk and Sour Cream – provide moisture and richness to the muffins.
  • Butter – it adds richness.
  • Eggs – they bind the ingredients together. Be sure the eggs are at room temperature, so they’ll mix well with the other ingredients.
  • Lemon Zest – it gives the cupcakes that zesty lemon flavor. But unlike lemon juice, lemon zest doesn’t add tartness.
  • Blueberries – either fresh or frozen work fine. There’s no need to thaw the frozen berries beforehand – just add them to the batter directly.
Freshly Baked Lemon Blueberry Muffins

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I know I said these aren’t as easy as using a boxed mix, but I think you’ll agree that they’re still pretty effortless!

Step 1: Sift the dry ingredients.

This is crucial if you don’t like big lumps in your batter. 

Step 2: Combine the sugar and wet ingredients.

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In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar, milk, sour cream, butter, eggs, and lemon zest.

Step 3: Combine the dry and wet ingredients.

Be careful when mixing, as you don’t want to overdo it. An overmixed batter will yield tough and rubbery muffins. 

The batter should be thick and scoopable, and a few small lumps are okay.

Gently mix in the blueberries right before scooping. 

Step 4: Bake the muffins.

Scoop the batter into a lined muffin tin and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Closeup View

Tips for the Best Muffins

  • Measure the flour accurately with a kitchen scale. Putting too much flour in the batter is the number one culprit of tough muffins. Yikes!
    • You’ll get too much by scooping the flour and packing it into a measuring cup.
    • Instead, I’ve included the flour’s measurement in grams in the recipe for your reference. 🙂
  • If you don’t have a kitchen scale, use the spoon and level method to measure the flour. Use a spoon to place the flour in the measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife. Don’t pack it in!
  • Do not overmix the batter; otherwise, your muffins will be dense and rubbery. I like to use an electric mixer to beat the wet ingredients and then a rubber spatula when combining the wet and dry. That way, I’m able to control how much I mix.
  • Stop mixing as soon as you no longer see streaks of flour. Then, gently mix in the blueberries, careful not to pop them. Overmixing will cause the batter to bleed. 
  • Use a cookie scoop to fill the muffin liners, so the muffins are even in size. This is the key to keeping them all perfect!
  • Since you’re already using a lemon for its zest, you might as well use the juice, too! Make a quick glaze with the strained liquid and powdered sugar to make them extra lemony.
  • Swap out the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt. They’ll be just as tender and slightly healthier too!
  • You can use either fresh or frozen berries for this recipe. Don’t thaw if using frozen. You can also try other berries, like blackberries and raspberries.
  • Lightly coat the berries in flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins. Just a tablespoon will do.
  • Use the same recipe to make mini muffins. Just use a mini muffin tin and bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • If you want your muffins to have crisp edges, grease the tin with oil instead of lining it with cupcake liners. Sprinkle them with crystallized sugar, and the top will have a lovely crunch.

How to Store Muffins

Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also refrigerate them for up to a week.

For a longer lifespan, wrap the muffins in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Set them out on the counter to thaw for 3 hours and reheat in the microwave until warm.

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins (Easy Recipe)

Servings

16

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

55

minutes
Calories

265

kcal

These lemon blueberry muffins are the ultimate summer treat! Wonderfully dense with a tender crumb, they’re loaded with juicy blueberries and tart lemon.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups 3 1/4 (420g) all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons 4 baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1 1/3 cups 1 1/3 granulated sugar

  • 1 1/4 cups 1 1/4 milk

  • 1 cup 1 sour cream

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 melted butter

  • 2 large 2 eggs, room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon 1 lemon zest

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 blueberries

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 16-mold muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate, large bowl, beat together sugar, milk, sour cream, melted butter, eggs, and lemon zest until well-combined.
  • Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and gently mix with a rubber spatula. Small lumps in the batter are fine. Gently mix in the blueberries.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin cups 3/4 of the way. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let muffins cool for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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