Blueberry muffins recipe

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Our easy blueberry muffins are only 203 calories and take 45 minutes to make

Blueberry muffins
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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories203 Kcal10%
Sugar11 g12%
Fat8 g11%
Salt0.5 gRow 3 - Cell 2
Protein4 g8%
Carbohydrates28 g11%
Salt0.5 gRow 6 - Cell 2

These blueberry muffins require eight ingredients and take 15 minutes to prepare. 

In just three easy steps these blueberry muffins are ready. Each muffin is under 210 calories and they can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat or afternoon snack. The recipe requires very little equipment and is a great for getting children involved in the kitchen. 


  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 140ml milk
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150g fresh or dried blueberries




  1. Line a muffin tray with paper muffin cases. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy then add in the eggs, one at a time.
  2. Add the flour and baking powder to make a thick batter, then stir in the vanilla extract and milk.
  3. Add the blueberries and spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180C (160C fan, Gas 4). Leave the blueberry muffins to cool in the tray for 10 minutes before turning out.

Watch how to make our blueberry muffins

Top tips for making our blueberry muffins

For the best blueberry muffins, don't over-mix the ingredients. The batter will be more lumpy than a cupcake mixture and you should work quickly to get them into the oven once the cases are filled.

How do you stop blueberries from sinking in the mixture?

If you want to stop your blueberries from sinking in muffins, coat the blueberries with a dusting of flour. The flour will help them to stick to the muffin mix and stay in place instead of sinking to the bottom when baking.

Can you use frozen blueberries?

Frozen berries work just as well as fresh berries and are an excellent choice if you're baking when blueberries aren't in season. You can mix them into the batter straight from the freezer or defrost and drain of the liquid before mixing into the batter if you prefer.

What can I add to blueberry muffins for more flavour?

Try adding a heaped teaspoon of ground cinnamon or swap 50g flour for the same weight of ground almonds for a subtle nutty flavour. You could also drizzle the muffins with some peanut butter if you like. 

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Jessica Ransom

“Given muffin batter is usually a little lumpy and best not worked too much, it’s a great recipe to make with kids. Once the butter and sugar are creamed together, let little ones take the lead. Their light touch might help make the tastiest, fluffiest muffins yet!” 

This is an easy recipe that requires very little equipment. A sturdy, large mixing bowl is great for all cooking and this one from Mason Cash will easily fit the ingredients for these muffins. 

Mason Cash Cane Collection Beige 26 Centimetre Chip Resistant Earthenware Mixing Bowl - View at Amazon

Mason Cash Cane Collection Beige 26 Centimetre Chip Resistant Earthenware Mixing Bowl - View at Amazon

We think a 29cm bowl is the minimum size you want to bake with. There’s nothing worse than starting with a bowl that doesn’t fit all your cake batter in. It wastes time and leads to more washing up! This bowl from Mason Cash has a patterned side which makes it easy to grip and the chip-resistant material means you can stack things inside when you’re not using it.

For more fruity bakes try our banana muffins or these apple muffins are a popular choice too. If you’d prefer something more indulgent, you can’t beat these chocolate muffins

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies

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