These quick and easy blueberry muffins are moist, packed with fresh blueberries, and baked to perfection. These blueberry muffins are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast or brunch recipe you are going to love.
I’ve always loved muffins. I used to buy muffins from the bakery to keep on hand for quick breakfasts or snacks. Then, I started making my own. I continued that after I got married and had my kids, as well. We were a muffin household for sure. Even though the kids have moved out and started their own families, I still make muffins fairly regularly. I guess you never really lose your love for something so tasty. One of my favorite muffin recipes to make is this easy blueberry muffin recipe that I make with sour cream. They’re so sweet and moist, and they’re easy to make, to boot. It doesn’t get better than that!
Easy Blueberry Muffins
Easy and delicious? That’s the best combo if you ask me, and that’s what you get with this recipe. These muffins are made with fresh blueberries, lemon zest, and sour cream so they’re always super moist and have that great flavor combination of bright, fresh blueberries and zippy lemon. Every bite taste absolutely divine. They’re perfect for a sweet breakfast, afternoon snack, or bringing to potlucks and other get-togethers and special occasions. There’s really never a wrong time for them!
Why You’ll Love This Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe
- They feature the classic flavor combination of blueberries and lemon.
- They’re super moist thanks to the sour cream used to make them.
- They’re so easy to make.
- Everyone loves sweet, delicious muffins!
Easy Blueberry Muffins Tips and Variations
I have a few tips here that will help you make these muffins the best that they can possibly be. I also have some fun variations that I think you’ll enjoy.
- Let your egg come to room temperature before using it. This allows it to blend better into the batter and help the muffins rise more.
- Don’t overmix your muffins. Stir the batter until it’s just mixed to prevent tough muffins.
- Be gentle when folding in the blueberries. You want to keep them whole!
- Use any of your favorite berries like blackberries, raspberries, or chopped strawberries.
- Add nuts for extra flavor and texture.
- You can top these muffins with a simple vanilla drizzle for even more sweetness.
Easy Blueberry Muffins FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about these easy blueberry muffins.
Can I use frozen blueberries for muffins?
Yes, but you have to be careful. Rinse your frozen berries several times until the water is no longer blue after rinsing. Then place them on paper towels to absorb excess liquid.
Are muffins better with fresh or frozen blueberries?
Both varieties are delicious. You’ll get that great blueberry flavor either way, and they even look relatively the same.
How long will homemade blueberry muffins last?
They’ll last for about 2 days at room temperature. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months.
How do you keep blueberries from sinking when baking?
Toss your berries with about a tablespoon of flour before adding them to the batter. This will keep them from sinking to the bottom of your muffin tin. Just be sure to subtract that amount of flour from the batter mix.
How to Store, Freeze, and Thaw Easy Blueberry Muffins
Store these muffins in a tightly covered container at room temperature for a couple of days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer storage, place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
To thaw these muffins, simply leave them in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter until they reach room temperature.
Easy Blueberry Muffin Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these muffins. You probably have most of them in your kitchen right now. The ones that you don’t are all easily found at your local grocery store.
- Granulated sugar
- Sour cream
- Lemon zest
- Large egg
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- All-purpose flour
- Fresh blueberries
- Coarse sugar for topping
How to Make Easy Blueberry Muffins
Making these muffins is a snap. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then, line a muffin pan with cupcake liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: Combine the Dry Ingredients
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
Step 3: Combine the Wet Ingredients
Mix the melted butter, sugar, sour cream, egg, and lemon zest together in a large bowl.
Step 4: Make the Batter
Stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Then, fold in the blueberries.
Step 5: Bake
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the tops are golden.
Step 6: Cool
Remove the tin from the oven and let the muffins cool while still in the tin for a couple of minutes. Then, transfer the muffins to a cooling rack to cool.
Try These Delicious, Easy Blueberry Muffins Today
These easy blueberry muffins come together quickly and easily, and they’re so moist and tender. They’re loaded with blueberry and lemon flavors, making them perfect for the summer when blueberries are ripe and in season. Using frozen blueberries, you can still enjoy these any time of year, though. Give them a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making them again and again.
More Delicious Blueberry Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Blueberry Cobbler – This is an easy and delicious blueberry cobbler recipe loaded with fresh blueberries and a delicious cobbler topping, baked to perfection and is great served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So good!
Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastry – A delicious pastry ring with a cream cheese mixture, a fresh blueberry filling stuffed inside crescent rolls, baked until golden and drizzled with glaze. An absolutely delicious pastry recipe that is a family favorite.
Strawberry Blueberry Parfaits – Fresh strawberries and blueberries layered between homemade whipped cream and topped with granola. A light and refreshing treat that is perfect on a hot summer day.
And, this delicious Frozen Blueberry Dessert, from Deliciously Seasoned, is an absolutely delicious frozen dessert recipe you are sure to love.
Easy Blueberry Muffins
- 5 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup sour cream
- Zest from lemon
- 1 large egg
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
- Coarse sugar for topping
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, sour cream, egg and lemon zest together until combined.
- Stir in flour mixture and then fold in blueberries.
- Spoon muffin batter into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle coarse sugar on each muffin.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the tops are golden.
- Carefully remove from the oven and let sit for a couple minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool.