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Best Ever Blueberry Muffins

Updated on February 4, 2015

Best Blueberries Ever

When I was a little girl we had blueberry bushes behind our yard. They grew wild, as far as we knew, but we had an abundant amount of blueberries at our disposal. We would pick them and my mother used to can them, along with other foods, so that we had blueberries all year long.

I don't can myself. Every year I say I am going to but then I don't. But, you can freeze almost anything and you don't have to worry about bacteria. So, when the blueberries go on sale, I buy several pints and put them right in the freezer and then when you want them, you don't even have to thaw them out. Remember to keep a fresh pint in the refrigerator for cereal or salads or just to mix in your yogurt.

When you bake with blueberries, especially muffins, you should just sprinkle them with a little flour before adding them to the batter so they don't all sink to the bottom of the muffin.

These are so easy to make, no need for a mixer, just stir by hand and you have a treat that everyone will enjoy.

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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Not only are blueberries one of the most popular fruits, right alongside of strawberries, but the health benefits are amazing. Researchers have found that blueberries are ranked as having one of the highest amount of antitoxins among all the fruits, vegetables or even spices.

Antitoxins are essential for fighting off anything that can damage the cells in our bodies. Also good for the nervous system and brain cells and possibly even for help in preventing memory loss.

Although blueberries are most beneficial if eaten raw, you can also some of those benefits when put into baked goods. So eat them anyway, that's why I say always have them in the fridge for other foods or just to munch on.


Substitutions

  • If you don't want to use 1/2 cup of white sugar, these muffins are equally good with 1/4 cup white and 1/4 cub of light brown sugar.
  • Also you can sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar instead of just sugar.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Yields 12 muffins

Blueberry Muffin Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola or salad oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, unsifted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven at 400 degrees. Spray muffin pans with non-sticking spray.
  2. Beat together the egg, milk and oil with a wire whisk. Add the lemon zest and juice with the wire whisk also.
  3. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and stir with a wooden spoon. Just stir until all the dry ingredients are incorporated, don't stir too long.
  4. Put the blueberries in a smaller bowl and sprinkle a little flour and toss them to coat all the berries and then add them to the batter, stirring with the wooden spoon, being careful not to smash the blueberries.
  5. Spoon into the muffin tins. Top with a very coarse sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Yes, sure just remember to take out the pits. I even made them with strawberries. Only I had to cut them up and sprinkle them with sugar and let them sit a while or they would come out sour in the muffins.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      we can't find blue berries here but red cherries are available, can I mix in red cherries?

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I love blueberry muffins, not just for the taste but so easy to make. Thanks for visiting.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yummy muffins, looks the same as those sold in the bakery shops

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, I don't see why not. Nut pour the batter into the pan you want to use and put a crumble topping on top. I'm sure you know how but I'm thinking a mixture of flour, butter, cinnamon and brown sugar..

      Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for the idea.

      Continued blessings to you.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Rachel I know I have read this but I could not find one I have not read. AND, I have more fresh blueberries which I know they will adore at church in these muffins on Sunday.Thank you again for this lovely recipe.

      Now can I turn this into a coffee cake using this recipe???

      Angels are on the way to you Voted up ++++

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Thelma, I would have thought that blueberries were a popular fruit all over. I appreciate you checking out my hubs.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Peggy, I appreciate your comment and getting back to me.

      Blessings to you.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      This sounds delicious. I have never baked something with blueberries not even muffins. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rachel,

      Just thought that I would give you some feedback. I made your muffins and they are delicious! This recipe is a keeper! Thanks again. Will share with my HP followers.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for the comment, one of the things I love about this recipe is that it's easy and quick.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have some fresh blueberries in the house right now and may just give this recipe of yours a try tomorrow morning. It sounds delicious! Thanks for your recipe.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I've been using this recipe for years. In fact, it's almost faded, I have to rewrite it. I think you will enjoy it. Thanks for your comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Rachel Blueberries are a favorite fruit...I have honestly never had a really good blueberry muffin so will give these a try.

      Thanks for sharing

      Angels are once again on the way to you ps