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Best Blueberry Muffins

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I hesitate to call a recipe I post the BEST of something...but these really are the best blueberry muffins. There are many other muffin recipes that I love; Pear, Apple, Blackberry, etc, but, when it comes to blueberry, this is the only one for me. And the recipe is not original to me, so I'm not actually tooting my own horn here!


Serves: Makes 18 muffins

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons (melted butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest (or lemon zest )


Best Blueberry Muffins is a community recipe submitted by Psappha and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Wash the blueberries and drain. Sprinkle a tea towel with flour and roll the blueberries in it. Wrap the now lightly floured berries and leave for a good 30 minutes or so to dry completely.
  • Preheat oven to 425F/210C/Gas Mark 7.
  • Sift the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add the melted butter and then the milk.
  • Quickly stir the liquid ingredients into the dry, confining yourself to only 10-15 strokes. Leave the lumps as too much handling will result in tough muffins.
  • Add the floured blueberries and the optional rind if you are using. Briefly fold in the berries. Spoon into the prepared muffin pans, allowing the mixture to fill about 2/3 of the cup. Bake in the hot oven for 15-20 minutes. Muffins will be a light golden colour when fully cooked. R
  • Remove at once from their tins. Serve with plenty of butter. To really make this a meal, scramble some eggs to eat with the muffins!
  • Additional Information

    The original recipe has the following post-script direction: To reheat, place muffin(s) in a paper bag and close the bag. Place in preheated 425F (210C/Gas Mark 7) oven for about 5 minutes. I have never actually followed this as I think the muffins taste almost as good cold; besides, there are never very many left over anyway!

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    What 22 Others have said

    • It's a good recipe but the sugar is left out, I added half a cup but it wasn't enough, I think a scant cup of light brown sugar will be better. I sprinkled oats and chopped nuts on top. They rose well and tasted delicious, I will make again with a bit more sugar.

      Posted by TerriB on 25th May 2020
    • Not enough fat in these muffins, mine turned out very dry. Plus the recipe is wrong (no sugar?)

      Posted by Jessbee1 on 4th May 2020
    • Hello I am wanting to bake these blue berry muffins but see there is an ingredient missing. How much sugar is needed?

      Posted by Helena2013 on 24th April 2013
    • How very annoying!!!! I, somewhat blindly, followed the recipe and didn't notice where it said to add sugar because THERE IS NO SUGAR in the ingredients list!! Turned out more like scones than muffins, which was definitely not the desired outcome. Misleading at best, you need to write the full ingredients.

      Posted by olcza on 7th April 2013
    • I also noticed there was no sugar in the ingredient list! I added 1/2 cup of nautral light brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, They turned out extremely lght and airy, and much healthier wihtout the use of lots of butter or oil :)

      Posted by sarsie on 17th March 2013
    • ummmmm where is the sugar??? i resorted to another recipe to know how much sugar to add... perhapps note how much sugar... thanx nice recipe though :)

      Posted by carmy69 on 10th February 2013
    • This sounds fantastic. I am going to use this recipe for the Maternity Worldwide Muffins for Midwives (5th May) - anyone else want to take part look at

      Posted by Maternity Worldwide on 4th February 2013
    • Afraid mine didn't taste very good......mainly because I followed the list of ingredients which didn't include sugar! Whoops!

      Posted by Mumslittlehelper on 21st January 2013
    • Tried this today. Added half cup sugar and half teaspn vanilla. Did not have enough blueberries (too expensive) so divided mixture and added ripe fresh de-pipped cut up cherries. Made those muffins very moist, yum. These are morning tea type muffins rather than for breakfast. Very light and I agree, makes 16. next time I will try the orange zest. The mixture makes a nice base for any additions that you wish I would think.

      Posted by Mwright on 16th January 2013
    • just making these now, there's no sugar in the recipe???

      Posted by dezino on 6th January 2013
    • These are terrible! What a waste of lovely berries, the muffins turned out incredibly bland and tasteless except for the berries. They are also hard and tiny. Yuck.

      Posted by Emsicle on 30th December 2012
    • The recipe says to sift flour bakin powder salt and sugar but it does not say how much sugar ?

      Posted by joed on 1st January 2013
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