Introduction: Perfect Blueberry Muffins

These blueberry muffins are some of the best I've ever had. They're not dry or crumbly, just perfectly moist and delicious. I also think muffins are very forgiving, so this is a great opportunity for a newbie to baking. Even better, you can mix it all by hand, and it's likely you have many of the ingredients already in your pantry.

These muffins have an optional brown sugar crumble on top to give them a golden look and buttery taste.

This recipe yields 12 muffins.
It takes about 40 minutes to complete (25 minutes to bake).

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

Food Items
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk, try this hack)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup canola (or vegetable) oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Pam or other cooking spray
Optional Sugar Crumble Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup very soft butter, quartered
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Non-Food Items
  • muffin pan
  • mixing bowls
  • mixing spoon
  • whisk

Step 2: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step 3: Measure and Mix the Dry Ingredients

Measure out the following ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Pour the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk until they're nicely combined.

Step 4: Measure and Mix Wet Ingredients

Measure out the following wet ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup canola (or vegetable) oil
  • 1 egg
Combine the ingredients in a smaller mixing bowl and whisk them together.

Be aware, the buttermilk and the oil are going to curdle the mixture a bit, it's not a problem.

Step 5: Mix the Ingredients

Create a small well or hole in the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients in the well and mix until all of the ingredients are combined. Then, gently mix or "fold in" the blueberries. 

It's important that all of your ingredients are well combined before you mix in the blueberries. You just want to use a stir or two to mix in the blueberries, otherwise, you'll end up with crushed berries and purple batter.

Step 6: Optional: Create the Butter Crumble Topping

I say it's optional, but the butter crumble topping is the best part.

Measure out the ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup soft butter, quartered
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Cut up your butter into a few large chunks, this will make mixing easier. Using a whisk, mix the ingredients together until you get a crumbly look. I also did a little smashing action with the whisk.

It's important to have soft butter, but do not over-mix, or else you'll lose the crumbly effect. If you over mix it, you can try to fix it by using your hands to spread it over the muffins.

Step 7: Assembly and Bake

Ok, we're almost there.

Spray the muffin pan with a nice coat of cooking spray, or you can just use cupcake liners.

Pour the batter into the pans until they're about 2/3rds full. Top them off with a nice layer of the sugar crumble.

Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Step 8: Enjoy

Yay! You've made it to the end. Let them cool a little before you chow down. But they're best eaten warm, because they're amazing.

Thanks for reading my muffInstructable.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you can find more at my blog: aweekfromthursday.com.

Comments

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Allan_D_Murray (author)2016-01-29

The title is an apt description.

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clrwl04 (author)2014-07-13

My first muffins ever.All gone by the end of the day. Thank you

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They look wonderful! Thanks for sharing with me!

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kchisholm1 (author)2014-03-31

timbit1985 you just made my day

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1Dgirl (author)2013-10-29

well done looks like you put a lot of effort

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timbit1985 (author)2013-03-09

You do realize that the square preview picture says "Perfect blueberry muff"

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So that's why this instructables is so popular. haha.

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I may have shared the picture and link on facebook. A lot of my friends got a kick out of it. I'm glad it bumped your view count!

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evgeniy021182 (author)2013-03-10

Хороший рецепт. Вычитал на сайте Здоровый портал что черника очень полезна для здоровья, а особенно для зрения.

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lebowski (author)2013-03-09

Nicely done!

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sunshiine (author)2013-03-08

This looks so delicious and very pretty! Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!
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