Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins

Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Muffins

Once in a while, I get infected by bugs – like baking bug, craft bug etc. Last week I had a baking fever. Almost every day of the week, I baked something.

My husband read some nutritional facts of blueberry during one of his browsing sessions. So he went in search of these beauties. I knew these would come home, sit in refrigerator for few days and then die a natural death. Thats exactly what happened. They were sitting in fridge for over a week begging to be used by someone :). So to end their misery, I made these. These became an instant hit. He skipped his dinner the day I made these. They taste great when they are just out of oven. Next day, heat them a bit in microwave and they are good as new.

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Blueberry muffins

Fluffy muffins prepared with fresh blueberries, topped with crunchy topping.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tea spns baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tea spn lemon zest
  • 1 tea spn vanilla extract
  • 1/8 th tea spn salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tbl spn all purpose flour
  • A pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 tb spn butter


  • Preheat the oven at 350 F for 10mins.
  • Mix butter and sugar.
  • When they are mixed well, add egg, vanilla extract and milk. Mix well.
  • Now add the dry ingredients-flours, salt & baking powder a little at a time.
  • Mix till it forms a uniform mixture.
  • Now add zest and blueberries.
  • Fold them with a spoon.
  • Line a muffin tin with muffin cups.
  • Fill them 3/4th with the mix.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the ingredients of the topping.
  • Spread a little mixture on top of each muffin.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 350F for about 15mins or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


37 thoughts on “Blueberry muffins”

  1. Shilpa….The baking fever is on her too. I am also baking everyday and skipping dinner. I will try this surely. This one looks healthy too with the addition of blueberries.

  2. Hi Shilpa,
    Last month, I found your site when I was searching for cookies recipe..Your recipes are very simple to do & turn out great..I tried your orange cookies & they were excellent.
    My son does not like blue berries..Can I do it without it/add some other thing instead of blueberries?…

    Shilpa: Deepa, these get their flavor mainly from blueberries. So it may not taste any great without them. May be you can try with some other berries.

  3. They look great! Shilpa, when you say wheat flour, do you mean atta (chapati flour) or the US whole wheat flour? Thank you!

    Shilpa: Thanks Nupur. I used atta for this. Never tried US whole wheat flour yet.

  4. Shilpa-my first comment vanished!
    These muffins look delicious, with you baking them perfect golden+the dome is beauuuutiiiiful+wheat!! If this is the outcome, then pls let the bugs stay put!! I shall try these with tutti-fruiti lying in my fridge! Shall revert with the feedback!

  5. Hi deary…………They look sooooooooo tempting that my mouth has already started watering…………, i wud be pleased though if you could suggest a replacement for egg as my family is 100% vegetarian.
    Thanks in advance and thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe.

    Shilpa: I think you can do this without egg too. Just give it a try, follow everything else, it may become slightly dense, but with the proportion I have mentioned, they become very fluffy, so even the no-egg version should be good.

  6. Shilpa,
    These muffins look lovely! I am big blueberry fan but not so much of muffins though.
    Like some of my friends say, I would eat blueberries even if they cost as much as gold :- )
    So please don’t give them their natural death, if you suspect that then send them my way : -)
    They taste great in cereals. I have seen a cousin eat cereals he so hated because of blueberries :). They tatse great in curd/yougurt as well.

    About the atta comment i saw, I use whole wheat flour that we get in baking isles for any baking.
    It does make a considerable difference than our chapatti flour.

    I have one more request / suggestion, could you please make your links open in a new window?
    For some reason when I try to go back from the link to your site it sometimes gives me a site’s CPU full error.
    Then I can get to your site only by opening a new browser.

    Happy Holidays !

    Shilpa: Thanks for info about wheat flour Roops. I will work on the links issue, if there is a easy solution to it, I will definitely implement it soon. Thanks for the inputs.

  7. Hi,

    Can I use splenda instead of sugar in this recipe, since I am baking for a diabetic friend of mine. How much should I use?

    Thanks for all the lovely recipes.

    – raji.

    Shilpa: Raji, there is some “baking sweetener” available in markets. I have used it before for making cakes. 1 cup of sugar = 1 cup of baking sweetener. So that makes it pretty easy to use.

  8. Shilpa, those muffins are looking awesome…I love blueberries and blueberry muffins are one of our favourites…I too have a recipe for these muffins in which I’ve used wholemeal(not chappati) flour, and as Roops has mentioned, they do add a different texture.

  9. The muffins look just perfect..And I love the blueberry ones. That bug is in my house too. With the holiday season and school parties, I have to stop now after having checked my weight ;)..Happy holidays Shilpa..

  10. Hi Shilpa, muffins look really very yummyyyyy.U have used 2/3 cup milk means how much in ml ,secondly if blueberries r not available can anjeer,sultana{dry raisin} b used and all purpose flour means maida? Thanks gurmeet

    Shilpa: Gurmeet, 1 cup of milk is 250 ml. Convert accordingly.
    I haven’t tried this with any other fruit. So you may have to do some trial and error.
    Yes, all purpose flour can be replaced by maida.

  11. Shilpa..finally yest I made these with frozen blue berries..they tasted good..i got exact 18 muffins..son loved it a lot and even after having two, which were warm out of oven, he demanded for more! Thanks for this recipe..

  12. Hi ! Shilpa

    gr8 to know you through this . I have become fan of your cakes and muffins. I have a querry. I have an oven which definetly gives me good results while baking cakes. Now I am planning to buy a microwave but got feedback that the same results are not possible in Microwave.

    Plz suggest

    Shilpa: Sorry, I don’t know. I don’t use microwave for baking as I have oven here.

  13. Hi Shilpa,
    I am going through your website for last few days…and I like it very much for many reasons ….you explain the recipes very well and pictures at each significant step of recipe makes it very easy to understand and does not leave any doubt in reader’s mind …I have gone through many recipe sites ….but I always have some or the other doubt after reading recipes ….but that is not the case with your site …also you give personal touch to each recipe by sharing your stories attached to that recipe ….your site and recipes are fun to read ….really ….
    other thing I like the most about your site is …its dedicated to your mom …I m marathi …even we call “Aayi” to our mother …my mom is also a great cook ….my cousins go to her to learn laddoo and pickle recipes ….I didnt have much chance to learn from her …as I never participated in cokking b4 marriage ,,,and now I m staying in different city …far away from her ….

    I am going through your cake and cookies section …I will be trying those recipes soon for my son… he loves cakes …

  14. Hi Shilpa,

    I tried this recipe today with some variations!!! Instead of Blue berries I added some over ripe mashed banana (1 cup) excluded the lemon zest and added salted butter as I didnt have plain ones…. I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw the outcome… It was lipsmacking and the shape was just as store bought ones… My hubby loved it so much that he just couldnt stop praising me and you!!! haha!! Thanks a ton mate.. keep posting some more such recipes!!!

  15. Shilpa, how do you make an eggless muffin? Is there any ingredient that can replace egg?

    Shilpa: I haven’t tried it, but have read you can use bananas instead of egg. sorry, I don’t know exact measurement.

  16. Hi Shilpa,ur muffins luk gr8 n mouthwatering..I am not a blueberry fan so wanted to know whether I can try these with fresh Strawberries cut into bite-size pieces..let me know if i nid to make any changes to the recipie if using strawberries.Thnks for the lovely recipie.

    Shilpa: I haven’t tried it. Give it a try with all other ingredients kept same.

  17. Hi Shilpa,all ur cake recipies luk lovely and simple….i want to try this recipie..but dont have a muffin pan yet..can i try this recipie to bake as a cake in a baking dish,instead of muffin form.. Would it go right..?

    Shilpa: Give it a try, it may work. I haven’t tried it sorry.

  18. Hey Shilpa…I baked the blueberry muffins today and they are truly always. All your recipes work great for me.Thanks a ton. Looking forward to see more in the baking section…brownies please!!!

  19. Hi shilpa,

    Muffins look great.. Could you please tell me where i can buy the Muffin cups in Bangalore. i have tried many stores but in vain.

  20. Hi Shilpa,
    The muffins look mouth watering..I have all the requirements, realised I have bought baking soda instead of baking powder, Would it make a difference if I go ahead with soda?
    please let me know.

  21. Hi Shilpa,

    Would you be able to tell me if I can make the muffins in the oven using only muffin cups? I do not have a muffin tray?


  22. Hi Shilpa,
    I live in Mumbai. I dont know what blueberries are. I have tried browsing the Net but have not found any answers. Please could you tell me if they are available here and what is the local name? Thanks.

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