The *best* Blueberry Muffin recipe

9 07 2006

In 1986 I had the pleasure of living and working in Canada for some 13 months. One of the delights of that year was discovering muffins! Especially blueberry muffins…

Blueberry muffins cooling as I wrote this post

Somewhere along the way I picked up a little spiral bound muffin cookbook, which I have used ever since. It has THE most delicious muffin recipes in it, and our favourite is “Marilyn’s Blueberry” muffins – which I made this afternoon. I reckon I’ve made thousands of blueberry muffins using this recipe – it’s so quick and easy, and they taste delicious.

Here’s the recipe (just multiply the quantities for more muffins!); you’ll need three mixing bowls for this recipe:

TEMP: 400F (I use 180-200C)
TIME: 20 mins
MAKES: 12 large muffins

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour (Australia: plain flour)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or 1 can if you don’t have fresh)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

Note:

  • 1/4 cup = 60 ml / 2 oz
  • 1/2 cup = 120 ml / 4 oz
  • 1 cup = approx 250 ml / 8 oz
  • 1.5 cups = 350 ml / 12 oz

METHOD:

  1. In a small bowl, beat eggs, milk and butter.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and the 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Stir the liquid ingredients in the small bowl into the dry ingredients in the large bowl.
  4. In the third bowl, mix together the blueberries with the remaining sugar and flour.
  5. Gently fold the blueberry mixture in to the ‘cake’ mixture in the large bowl.
  6. Fill muffin cups and bake at 400F (200C) for approximately 20 minutes.

BTW, I found that you can still get the book online from at least one secondhand bookseller. The authors are Bidinosti and Wearring and the book is “Muffins: a cookbook”; my copy was published in 1982 by Muffins Publishing, Inc. and is the 9th printing (1984).

Blueberry muffins made with frozen blueberries

Update (8 August 2007): Picture of very ‘bursty’ blueberry muffins sitting in the late afternoon sunlight made yesterday. These were made with frozen blueberries and had been out of the oven about 5 minutes when I took the photo.

Update (16 July 2009): Added metric and imperial measures for cups

Update (26 May 2010): Added PDF versions of this recipe for you to print out:


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122 responses

9 07 2006
tfp

Those look good, even though I’m not really that partial to blueberries. I have been craving my favourite recipe banana muffins, but with bananas at $16.99 a kilo at the fruit and veg shop (as seen today) there’s NO WAY I’ll be baking any for some time!

10 07 2006
sandgroper14

These ones were made with canned blueberries, so they tend to be a bit purple throughout as the blueberries are quite juicy. The ones made with fresh or frozen blueberries are more cake-like with whole blueberries poking through.

4 06 2011
irene72

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I MADE THESE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS TODAY,AND THEY WERE AMAZING. GREAT RECIPE :) THANK YOU FOR SHARING.I LIVE IN GREECE AND BLUEBERRIES ARE HARD TO FIND ,BUT I USED CANNED BLUEBBERRIES FOR TARTS AND THEY CAME OUT AMAZING. MY KIDS LOVED THEM THANK YOU

20 11 2011
steph milner

i found the baking powder taste completely overpowering – does 3 tsp seem a lot?

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27 03 2007
Sandra

I just finished and sampled the “best” blueberry muffin recipe it is so delicious. My kids love them, we’ll see about my husband when he gets home. I thought they were great. We tend to be a very picky family.

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27 07 2007
Mel

I clicked on this recipe because it looked simple and didn’t have ingredients that would take more time out of my busy schedule to assemble, such as lemon peal grated or sifted flour. They look great and can’t wait to try them.

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13 08 2007
Anna

So far so good. I tried another recipe for blueberry muffins and had to throw them away. So am I hoping these ones turn out.

13 08 2007
Anna

Yay, they did work out. I was a little skeptical after the other recipe, but no these are quite yum.

13 08 2007
sandgroper14

Glad you liked them!

21 08 2007
Karen

Why does it list 1.5 cups flour and then later another 1/4 cup flour? I’m confused.

21 08 2007
sandgroper14

Hi Karen

The first lot of flour (1.5 cups) is used in the mixture; the second lot of flour (1/4 cup) is used to coat the blueberries. You’ll find there are two lots of sugar too—for the same reason.

1 05 2011
anna

Is the second lot of sugar for the blueberries to eliminate some of the bitterness of the berries. I found that the batter itself in my bluberry muffins is good but the blueberries themself are bitter.

24 08 2007
Susee

Hi,
I just made your recipe using wild Maine blueberries I picked up at a farm stand. Your recipe is really really good! thank you so much. I actually prefer these muffins to the “best recipe” cookbook blueberry muffins. One note to other users: I would use salted rather than unsalted butter, or add a pinch more salt to the recipe if salted isn’t available. I also admit that I could not stop myself, and I added DOUBLE the berries… and they were still great :)
Thanks again!

24 08 2007
sandgroper14

Hi Susee

Glad you liked them! I’ve had them with fresh blueberries a few times, but not WILD Maine ones! (they’re a bit hard to find in Western Australia…). Personally, I use margarine, and I’ll sometimes add a bit more or less of some of the ingredients – I’ll often add more blueberries. Never seems to worry this recipe!

26 08 2007
tammy

I just surfed the web and found this recipe. I picked some wild Newfoundland berries in my garden this morning and now I’m going to try your recipe. They sound delightful!! We all love all kinds of berries in my family. Maybe I’ll try the recipe with patridgeberries too!

28 08 2007
Matti

Hi!
It’s getting to the end of blueberry season here in Finland but I’ve got plenty still. It’s been a good year for berries up here. We also had some wonderfully sweet raspberries growing wild – kids have taken care of them though..

Can’t wait to try this recipe later today. Suppose I should post AFTER making, but I’m so excited. Thanks for the recipe!

I wonder where your poster was who said bananas cost $16.99 /kg?! I’m in the wrong business, clearly. Must start exporting bananas from Finland!

28 08 2007
sandgroper14

Hi Matti

TFP lives in Perth, Western Australia. In April 2006 a massive cyclone (hurricane) hit far northern Queensland, the main banana-growing area of Australia, which pushed over the banana palms and pushed the prices into the stratosphere. The only Australian bananas you could buy were the ones grown in the north west of Western Australia—which typically accounts for only 10% of the total Australian crop. Demand way exceeded supply, so the price of bananas skyrocketed for almost a year. Most people stopped eating them, or treated them as a luxury instead of an everyday food.

30 08 2007
Joy

I just found your recipe and was wondering if I still add the additional flour and sugar if I am using the canned blueberries? My mother-in-law will be visiting soon and blueberry muffins are her favorite!

30 08 2007
sandgroper14

Hi Joy

Yes. Drain the canned blueberries first, then mix them with the flour and sugar. They’ll be a little mushier than fresh of course, but it’ll still work fine. They’ll look a bit like those in the top photo.

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17 09 2007
Francesca39_99

I just made your muffins and they are DELICIOUS….I live in Newfoundland, Canada and had some yummy fresh wild blueberries. I doubled the recipe for double the yum!
thanks for sharing
cheers
F

28 09 2007
Sara

I’m about to go make these muffins. I live in Ontario, Canada and will be using blueberries picked at a berry farm near here. The picture convinced me to try this recipe. I’m looking forward to these! They’re to be an after school snack for my niece & nephew as well as my own 3 girls.

Thanks for posting!

Sara

14 10 2007
alicia

Hi,

I’d like to know how should i tweak the recipe to make banana blueberry muffins?

Thanks!

15 10 2007
sandgroper14

Hi Alicia

I’ve never tried that but I guess there’s a couple of ways you could experiment.

Typically, if you’re substituting one fruit for another or need to add an extra fruit, you’d look at the fruit ingredient quantity and replace ‘1 cup of blueberries’ with ‘1 cup of mashed banana’, OR with ‘1/2 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup mashed banana’.

Alternatively, because mushy bananas are a ‘wet’ ingredient, you could try cutting back the milk or butter a little.

Or you could abandon caution and just add the bananas to the existing recipe and see what happens! Experiment by only adding one banana – if that works, try again with two.

Let’s know how you go!

(Update: Or you could do a search for ‘banana blueberry muffins’ and come up with a recipe like this: http://www.lanierbb.com/recipes/data/183.html)

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10 11 2007
Roxann

I am a Canadian living in Greece and blueberry muffins are a favorite with my sons. Unfortunately blueberries are extremely rare here. I just found some frozen blueberries in a tiny Polish deli in downtown Athens and I can hardly wait to make this recipe. First though, a question …. are the measurements listed here the Canadian measurements from the book or have they been converted the Australian equivalents? I’m always on my toes when it comes to “whose” cup are we talking here? USA, UK, Canada, Australia or …….. here in Greece there are teacups, coffee cups, water glasses, breakies, ouzo glasses etc. etc. etc. …….. all used for measuring. It’s a minefield believe me. Many thanks in advance if anyone has an answer.

10 11 2007
sandgroper14

Hi Roxann

The recipe is copied direct from the Canadian book, except for the Australian ingredient equivalents. I just checked the measurements in a free converter program I use and here they are:
* 1 cup equals 8 ounces or 0.5 pints (US); 8.3 ounces or 0.4 pints (UK); or 236 ml
* 1 teaspoon equals 4.9 ml (~ 5 ml)
* 1 tablespoon equals 14.8 ml (~ 15 ml), or 3 teaspoons
(The converter program is available from http://joshmadison.com/software/convert/)

12 11 2007
Wendy

HEllo! I am currently making these, but I could have used more direction in the coating of the blueberries. I just mixed them all together. After I read the comments I saw that I was supposed to coat, I just dumped it all in. I can’t wait to try them… my daughter really likes the blueberry muffins from a restaurant called Souplantation and I am trying to replicate those… I will let you know how it goes!

21 11 2007
Missy

I bought a can of blueberrys and was going to make a cobbler with them. Then I saw your recipe .So I am going to try your muffins with the canned ones hope they are good will let you know . :)

4 12 2007
Junegem

I baked these muffins this morning and they were fabulous! I used frozen blueberries (thawed, rinsed and drained) and I substituted whole wheat flour for the all purpose flour plus added 2 tbsp of wheat gluten to ensure they rose properly. They were light and fluffy – even with the substitution to wheat flour so I imagine they must “melt in your mouth” when using white flour! They also weren’t too sweet as many muffin recipes can be. Next time I may substitute unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 of the butter to make them lower in fat. Easily the best muffins we’ve ever had – I can’t wait to try substituting the blueberries with cranberries/orange and/or apple/raisin! Yum!!!!

9 12 2007
Gladys

I tired making some blueberry muffins (baking muffin for the first time) off this other recipe from the internet and they taste bitter!!! I really don’t know why and I am hoping to use ur recipe to make some more muffins tomorrow and hopefully I will be able to finally make some edible and tasty muffins >.<

10 12 2007
Gladys

I just baked them according to ur recipe and omg they taste delicious!!!!!! btw, how u make the base not so burnt? For my ones , the base of the muffin ( surface area surrounded by the muffin tin) are much more browner than the top…..and I am already using non-stick muffin tin. Do I need to add liner or something? is there any alternative?

10 12 2007
sandgroper14

Junegem: I don’t think I’ve ever thawed the frozen ones – I’ve just put them straight in out of the freezer and they’ve been fine. A little thawing occurs while they’re being mixed with the flour and sugar, and then the main mixture, but you can add them pretty near frozen without any problems.

Gladys: I’ve never had mine burn. Perhaps your oven temperature was too high? Or you were using the quite small muffin trays (mine are medium but not jumbo)? Maybe you could try using those fluted muffin paper patties (or whatever they’re called). I always give my non-stick muffin trays a quick spray of one of those aerosol cooking oils to stop them sticking, ‘cos even with non-stick, the muffins do sometimes stick a bit. Another thing: Were you baking them on the top shelf of the oven? Older ovens (not fan-forced) collect a lot more heat at the top than at the bottom. I tend to rotate my trays part way through the cooking process if I have more than one tray in the oven – the top tray goes to the bottom/middle and vice versa. This makes the cooking a bit more even.

11 12 2007
Rene, NJ, USA

Getting ready to prepare these muffins so I’ll let you know how they turn out. Looking forward to them being as tasty as everyone says.

11 12 2007
Rene, NJ, USA

Yum!! The muffins came out very nice and I like how they aren’t super sweet. All natural ingredients and not out of a box. Thank you so much for posting this recipe for all of us to share! They were super easy to prepare and clean up was a breeze.

11 12 2007
sandgroper14

Hi Rene

Glad you enjoyed them!

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31 01 2008
Gladys

Hey there, just to let u know, i have bought those silicon tray and the over-cook problem goes away. I agree with u that my top tray ones often (probably due to the higher temperature) burst in the middle top and the inside mixture overflows over it. Imagine it’s a bit like a volcano eruption in process. haha.

But yeah, thanks so much, I have made more than 100 blueberry muffins ever since i stumbled across ur blog. I have shared them with my family, my neighbours, my friends, and I even use them as Christmas treats! And the general concenus is : VERY YUMMY! Thank you. Now I am making another batch to share with my hospital colleagues tomorrow as it’s my last day working in that department.

3 02 2008
Kelly

My name is Kelly from QLD, Australia…it was so great finding a recipe with basic ingredients and measurements in understandable quantities. Can’t wait to give these a go! I’m going to try mixed berries for mine, delicious.

6 02 2008
Aja

These muffins had a fantastic flavor and the crumb was great. BUT, my tops were not very brown, and I actually like a brown top. Any suggestions? This one goes right in the recipe box. Is it good with other ingredients like chocolate chips or cranberries?

7 02 2008
linda shepherd

Hi all, tried these muffins yesterday, lush, lush, only wish the recipe was in metric, we dont do cups in wales had a little difficulty in switching over. Bora Dda to all,( good morning)

12 02 2008
Ramona

just chiming in to say delicious! and requested to be made again by my mate who never asks for me to make anything again, here’s a picture!

12 02 2008
Ramona
12 02 2008
sandgroper14

@Aja – For browner tops, put the muffin trays on the top shelf of the oven about 5 mins before they’re finished cooking. I tend to switch the trays around once during the cooking process, thus ensuring both trays get exposure to the hottest part of the oven (the top) for at least 5 mins. Of course, this assumes that you’re using a standard oven and not a fan-forced or convection oven. Microwave ovens just WON’T work well with these. Last time I tried microwaving them (MANY years ago), they turned out pale and rubbery. The flavour was there, but the texture and look were awful.

@Linda – look at the comment I left on November 10, 2007. That gives you the conversions.

@Ramona – Nice picture! I wouldn’t have thought to make them as mini-cakes, though now I see yours, there’s absolutely no reason not to.

18 02 2008
Ramona

none at all! and these are so good…I mean…is one muffin’s worth really enough?!

7 04 2008
Beth

I haven’t tried your recipe but hope to soon, if I can work out the answer to the following question…..every time I cook blueberry muffins it doesn’t matter what the recipe they always seem to stick and I end up with half of the muffin out and half still in the pan….what am I doing wrong?

7 04 2008
sandgroper14

@Beth

Even though I use non-stick muffin tins, I still use a cooking spray in the ‘cups’. The other thing I sometimes do is use paper muffin ‘cups’ inside the metal cups. Others swear by silicon pans – have you tried them?

21 05 2008
Crystal

Hello! I’m over in Virginia Beach, Virginia… my hubby and I havent been here long, we’re waiting to go back to Texas where we have all our fruit trees and bushes… but I miss cooking with pecans and berries and decided that today is going to be a baking day… and this looks like the best recipe for muffins i’ve found so far. And a lot of people seem to like them, based on all the comments, so I’m going to give them a try… I’m going to test it out with mulberries though (hubby picked a bunch of them for me and I hear they’re kinda hard to get unless you know someone with a tree). I’ll let ya know how they turn out. :)

21 05 2008
Crystal

Well, leave it to me and my older-than-dirt oven to burn the bottoms of them, but other than that they are a beautiful golden brown and taste really good with mulberries! Thanks for the recipe, its definitely going in my kitchen drawer for reuse. :)

21 05 2008
Rhonda

Mulberries! My favourite—but as you say, really hard to get unless you know someone with a tree. You’re very lucky to know someone with a tree. My grandmother used to make the most amazing mulberry pie—like any fruit pie but with these freshly picked mulberries. Served hot with cream and ice-cream they are one of my most memorable food memories from childhood.

7 07 2008
ana

I made a batch last night and they tasted like rubber/foam? Does anyone know what went wrong?

22 07 2008
Tara

Great recipe!! I just made a batch and used frozen berries (just keep them frozen until ready to mix with the flour and sugar) and it turned out GRRRREAT!!

Thank you SO much!

22 07 2008
Rhonda

Glad you enjoyed them, Tara! That’s exactly what I do with frozen ones—leave them in the pack until I’m ready to coat them with the flour and sugar, then throw them in still frozen. This keeps their shape and colour and they don’t ‘bleed’ through the mix while cooking.

26 07 2008
Walter Dyer

Made your Blueberry muffins this AM. Turned out great. Best muffins I have ever made. I used fresh berries. Sure glad I lucked up on your recipe. Thanks,
it sure is a “Keeper”.

18 09 2008
Jenna

Hello there. Could this recipe work with dried blueberries?

18 09 2008
Rhonda

Hi Jenna

I would expect so, though I’ve never tried. But perhaps you should try a batch with them dried and another batch after having soaked them for a while to plump them up. Then let us know!

17 12 2008
kranski

hi im wanting to make these muffins but i’m wondering why would you use plain flour? would’nt you want them to rise, therefore using self raising?

18 12 2008
Rhonda

The baking powder is the rising agent.

12 02 2009
Cynthia

I haven’t been able to find a good muffin recipe until now. This is one of the best blueberry muffin recipes I have ever tried and so easy to make. My husband doesn’t enjoy sweets, but these received the “both thumbs up” and big HMMMM. You can’t do better than that! A big thank you from a grateful Canuck.

2 03 2009
medivalia

Excellent recipe! I actually used more blueberries than it called for and had no problems. Does anyone know how to remove baked-on blueberries from my muffin tin?

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17 07 2009
Angelina

Hi there, i was wondering if I could get your very yummy recipe in metric form (eg : grams, litres). I’m not so used to the readings in cups…

18 07 2009
Rhonda

I’ve just added the conversion information at the bottom of the ingredients list.

20 09 2009
Pauline

We live in the middle of blueberry and cranberry country here in Pitt Meadows BC. We usually get around 25 – 40 lbs berries every year. Your recipe sounds so good!

I just popped these into the oven. Company will be the taste test unless my husband gets at them first which will mostly likely happen.

I doubled the recipe and put in 3 cups blueberries. Im going away for a few weeks and had some strawberry yogurt that needed using up. I add that as part of the milk. I made 1 dozen muffins and 2 small loaves. If they turn out as I hope I will add some fresh cranberries to the next batch.

20 09 2009
Pauline

Well…………….The verdict is mmmmmmmmmmm!!! I will definitely make these again. Hope they make it till our company comes.

I increased the time to 30 min as they were larger muffins.

20 09 2009
Rhonda

Hi Pauline

Where I live in Australia, we pay about $6 for a punnet of blueberries (perhaps 100 to 250g). The idea of 25 to 40 lbs for free boggles my mind!!

1 10 2009
simon

that are really mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!
really good and I love, them.

5 10 2009
Lisa

I made these this morning and they were great, though I think I added a few too many blueberries (maybe 1/3 cup more than called for). Don’t make this mistake – 1 cup is plenty!

7 10 2009
Mandy and Shae

All right! All these comments have me baking this afternoon, going to give it a go (and I’m a terribly inexperienced baker, so this recipe works for me lol)

8 11 2009
Tan

my husband brought home a can of S&W blueberries 3 months ago and I googled to find something I can do with it. This recipe looks amazing – will try it out this weekend. Fresh blueberries cost about 5 euros for a tiny punnet here (appor 40 berries) – far too dear here. Will see how the canned ones go.

30 11 2009
Cathe

Just tried these and they really are great! Thanks so much for the recipe! I actually did add a bit more blueberries than called for, just because I wanted to finish out the bag of frozen berries. It worked fine. Might be interesting to try other berries, too. I made sure to adequately grease the baking tin, no problems with them sticking. thanks again,

1 12 2009
Rhonda

Glad you enjoyed them, Cathe!

30 12 2009
Sarah

My 8 year old daughter entered your recipe in the county fair and won first place! We fix these once a week at least and I am so grateful to you for publishing this as my kids used to not eat blueberry anything. A big thank you from our family!

31 12 2009
Rhonda

Wow! That’s fantastic on both accounts — that your daughter won a first prize for the muffins, and that you are now getting the family to eat blueberries. Congratulations.

31 12 2009
Kristin

Baking these for my New Year’s day brunch- so glad I found your blog, now off the check out your etsy site!

9 01 2010
jenny jenny

Just made these and got to the end of the process before noting the mistake in the conversions…

* 1/4 cup = 60 ml / 2 oz
* 1/2 cup = 120 ml / 1 oz
* 1 cup = approx 250 ml / 8 oz
* 1.5 cups = 350 ml / 12 oz

See it? As I was using oz I fear my batch will be inedible. : (

9 01 2010
Rhonda

Arggh! Thanks Jenny Jenny! No, I missed the error, and no-one else has picked it up before now. Thanks so much for letting me know — I’ve corrected it now.

17 01 2010
Dinie

Hi! I’m an absolute beginner in baking and I’ve been trying to bake random stuff. Saw this recipe, but what’s ‘folding’? Thanks!

17 01 2010
Lynnette

I found your recipe and made a batch of these muffins today. This recipe is exactly what I’ve been searching for! Most of the previous recipes or mixes that I’ve tried turned out more like cake than muffins. These are the real deal – not too sweet and a nice “real” muffin consistency. Thank you so much for posting this!

18 01 2010
Rhonda

Hi Dinie

Folding is very gently mixing one set of ingredients into another. But you don’t ‘stir’ like you normal would (around and around) – instead, you sorta lift one set up ingredients up and over the other. But gently! See this 2 minute video for how: http://www.graspr.com/videos/Folding (the actual folding technique starts about about 49 seconds in).

–Rhonda

22 03 2010
Lucine

thank yyou for the recipe, we all loved it ><

14 04 2010
lynnie

Thank you for the detailed recipe. Really appreciated the metric/imperial/cup measurements. Made it very easy to follow! I’m from New Zealand, and find most online recipes to be all ounces and pounds… ack!

Delicious muffins. Thank you! :-)

22 04 2010
Tiana

I am from Fresno, California, and I am about to make these for my goddaughter’s 12th birthday, so she can take them to school. She loves blueberry muffins and has her mother buy them for her every time she goes shopping, but they cost $4.00 for three, and then she won’t share with her 6yr old brother. So I am hoping she will like these, and I’ll let you know if she does. Thanks

3 06 2010
Melanie

I just made these and am extremely disappointed… what a waste of time and precious blueberries!

3 06 2010
Melanie

ok, sorry, they might be better cooled

13 07 2010
seapotato

why do you need to coat the blueberries?

13 07 2010
Rhonda

I assume you need to coat them to avoid the blueberries getting too slushy before cooking. With frozen ones, it’s not really an issue, but with fresh and particularly with canned blueberries, ‘slushiness’ is a problem. You can end up with just a purple cake otherwise!

13 08 2010
greyzgreyz

I just tried baking these goodies a while ago. :) Btw, I used the recipe in my site. Thanks for sharing.

19 12 2010
Ashleigh

Thank you so much for this recipe. My fiance and I had never tasted blueberries before (we live in a country where they are not common) so when we found a box in the shop we bought some. After tasting them (plain and raw) I decided to make muffins with the rest. I absolutely love them!

Do you think it is possible to change the blueberries in the recipe for Raspberries? I have some raspberries in the fridge too (something else we had never tasted raw) and thought I could make muffins with them too.

20 12 2010
Rhonda

Hi Ashleigh

There’s no reason you couldn’t substitute raspberries, mulberries, boysenberries or most other berry fruits for that matter.

–Rhonda

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2 02 2011
Umpika

Hi Rhonda,
I came across your blog while looking for blueberry muffin recipe. After reading most comments, I decided to try it. I baked it last night and the outcome was good. I gave to my colleagues and they gave a thumb up (it was my first time to make muffin and so happy that I could do it right). Thank you so much for sharing.
Umpika

8 05 2011
Qiyanah

It’s very nice the the blue berry spreads around the muffin

3 06 2011
Mary

This muffins were the worst I have ever made. They were EXTREMELY gummy, and I am sure I did not over-mix. They also barely rose at all, and the batter was not sweet enough for my tastes. The only redeeming part was the wonderful blueberries I used in them, but other than that it was a horrible muffin. Not worth the calories, will never make this recipe again.

6 06 2011
Rhonda

HI Mary

I’m sorry you had a bad experience. Other than over mixing (which you’ve already said you didn’t do), I can only suggest that perhaps you didn’t add the baking powder, or didn’t add the right quantity of it, as it’s the baking powder that will cause the muffins to rise and get fluffy.

6 07 2011
Emily

I just finished making a batch and these are the BEST. I sprinkled some sugar on the top right before they were done because my kids like that. These were amazing and I made them the lazy way – just adding everything into one bowl and stirring. They took a little longer to cook than I expected but it was probably just my oven. Thanks a ton, I’ve bookmarked this for future use. I’m pregnant and having wild muffin cravings. (:

6 07 2011
Rhonda

Thanks for your comments, Emily! There’s a link to the PDF at the end of the blog post if you want to print the recipe out.

–Rhonda

28 07 2011
Rachel

I made these last week for a snowboard trip treat and doubled the mixture- Amazing!i used canned mixed berries instead of blueberrys because fresh blueberrys are super expensive in NZ. Only thing i would say is that even when the mixture was doubled it only made 10-maybe my muffin tray is super deep?! Making them again tonight for my lunch box-yum!

18 09 2011
tanya

i tried halfing this recipe but it turned out awul =[

26 09 2011
Blueberry

Hi there, Rhonda! I’d love to try this (Canadian) Blueberry muffin recipe.

6 11 2011
Bronnie

Great recipe thanks. Nice and quick when you need to be at work in 45 mins and need some muffins for snack. I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence and some cinnamon to them to.

1 01 2012
Jessica & Katiebug

You are a goddess in my book. Hubby went ice fishing so my daughter and I decided to bake some goodies while he was gone. We have only made boxed muffins previously and my word have we been missing out! These were amazing and so easy! Thank you for sharing and I’m passing this down through the family:)
P.S. My two year old son is eatting them like there’s no tomorrow. Seeing as how he is super picky you have won over his heart. Thanks again.

24 01 2012
Pepper

I take the writer lives in Australia? That would explain her not knowing about muffins as I think they mean something very different in British circles or at least they did in Victorian times. More of a breakfast bread. But muffins are widely known in both Canada & the USA. I have that book & have made that recipe many times. It is an excellent recipe.

24 01 2012
Rhonda

Yes, I live in Australia. But I lived and worked in Canada for 13 months. I also travel to the US every year. I’m very aware of the difference between ‘English muffins’ as they are called in Australia, and ‘muffins’ as they are sold in the US, Canada AND Australia. We’ve had the big-topped muffins in Australia for decades and they are sold everywhere — coffee shops, bakeries, supermarkets etc. I rarely see an ‘English muffin’ in the supermarket and think I’d have to look hard to find one.

So, yes, I may live in Australia, but we have muffins just like the US/Canada does. This recipe is a direct copy of a recipe out of *Canadian* muffin cookbook I bought when I lived in Canada.

13 03 2012
Daphne Ang

It’s delIcious. My hubby ate 3 at one go after it cooled. Thanks for sharing!

24 06 2012
Sheri M. Aakre

Going to try to make these muffins this morning. We have a restraunt here in rhode island that has the best muffins…very cakelike and filled with berries. Blueberries,blackberries and rasberries. I have never found a recipe that even tastes close but i am looking forward to trying these with blueberries and blackberries. Will post how they turn out. Btw i love austrailia been to canberra and perth and enjoyed it so much!

24 06 2012
Sheri M. Aakre

This is a wonderful muffin recipe! They came out great. The consistancy still isn’t like the ones at this rest. We go to but still the best muffin recipe i have found to date. So thank you very much from my husband and sons who will now want some to take with them when they visit.

25 06 2012
Rhonda

So glad you liked them, Sheri. Western Australia is my home state, and the only place I’ve ever lived (except for my year in Canada). We lived in Perth for many years, before moving to the country.

17 07 2012
kristine

how will i adjust the baking time if i want to make smaller muffins?
thanks!

17 07 2012
Rhonda

Well, the muffins I make are not jumbo ones — just a standard sized muffin tray and I don’t overfill them. So I’d just keep an eye on them and see how they are doing after say 10 minutes.

18 07 2012
kristine

thanks rhonda for the tip! we’ll try to set the baking time to 10 minutes. :-)

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27 08 2013
jaehisawesome

I did these with canned blueberries and it was amazing! I wish I could use real blueberries – I should, next time. Everyone keeps asking for blackberries and raspberries too. Can I swap the blueberries with those?

28 08 2013
Rhonda

You should be able to substitute any sort of berries.

11 09 2013
Tina

Just found the recipe and read most of the comments as will be making for a paralitergy for school cant wait to do it will be next week but seams a great recipe thanks for posting! My kids love blueberries and any berry they can get there hands on so all bougt berries for cakes!

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