Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze (VIDEO)
These Blueberry Muffins are bursting with fresh blueberry flavor. They have a soft and moist crumb and puff up perfectly. The lemon glaze makes them completely irresistible and they always disappear fast! These muffins were inspired by our famous Blueberry Cake.
Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is to make blueberry muffins from scratch.
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We love muffins, from Banana Muffins to Breakfast Egg Muffins – they are easy to serve and fun to eat. They’re also a great snack on the go. This blueberry muffin recipe couldn’t be easier – both the muffin and the lemon glaze. I scored major points with my family and they devoured these quickly.
Blueberry Muffins Video Tutorial
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The Best Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Put that boxed mix down! You’ll take one look at the tiny jar of shriveled blueberries that come in the boxed mix and be disappointed (speaking from experience). The texture of these is just right and homemade muffins are 100 times better than storebought.
Really, these homemade Blueberry Muffins look and taste like something out of a fancy bakery but even better because you get to eat them warm and so fresh from the oven.
Ingredients for Blueberry Muffins
- Eggs – should be at room temperature
- Sugar – sweetens the muffins, holds on to moisture so the muffins will stay fresh longer, and encourages browning in the oven.
- Sour cream – adds moisture and balances the flavor
- Oil – we use extra light olive oil, but canola oil or vegetable oil will work
- Vanilla and Salt – add balanced flavor
- Flour – all-purpose flour creates the best muffin crumb
- Baking powder – leavening to help the muffins rise
- Lemon – use the zest and juice from 1 lemon
- Blueberries – fresh is best, but you can substitute frozen or dried (see notes below)
Pro Tip: Measuring correctly in baking is critical. Watch our quick video tutorial on how to measure ingredients accurately.
How to Make Blueberry Muffins
This blueberry muffin recipe is so simple and the key to success is not to over-mix after beating the eggs and sugar. You want to see tiny lumps in the batter after mixing in the flour and it should not be perfectly smooth. I used an electric hand mixer to beat the eggs and sugar then added the flour, zest and lemon juice with a whisk and finally folded in the blueberries with a spatula.
Once the muffins are out of the oven, remove the muffins from the tin and let them cool on a wire rack. It’s best to let them cool to room temperature before adding glaze.
The Best Glaze for Muffins
You will fall in love with this lemon glaze. It adds just the right amount of exciting tangy lemon flavor. Combine the powdered sugar, zest and add lemon juice to reach your desired consistency. Easy peasy!
This Blueberry Muffin recipe is easy and a real treat. You can even freeze the blueberry muffins (without the glaze) to enjoy when the craving strikes.
Using all-natural ingredients is generally a better idea than a boxed mix, but readers have reported cutting the sugar in half to cut the calories.
Several readers have reported great results substituting sour cream with plain Greek Yogurt (whole milk or low fat yogurt is ok).
Yes, you can substitute the blueberries with just about any berry. See our Mixed Berry Muffins for inspiration.
Over-mixing the batter is the #1 reason that muffins are dense. The batter should be lumpy. Also, be sure to measure ingredients correctly.
Yes, do not thaw, but fold in frozen blueberries directly into the batter. Avoid over-mixing after adding frozen blueberries so your batter does not change color.
Yes, you can fold in 1 cup dried blueberries instead of fresh.
I hope you love this blueberry muffin recipe. It’s a keeper! If you try it, let me know how much you loved it!
More Blueberry Recipes
It’s blueberry season! Check out these recipes bursting with fresh blueberries. Blueberries are good fresh, but they are even more amazing baked into recipes!
- Blueberry Pie
- Ricotta Cake with Blueberries
- Blueberry Pierogi
- Lemon Blueberry Cake
- Blueberry Crumble
- Blueberry Mango Smoothie
Blueberry Muffins Recipe with Lemon Glaze
These Blueberry Muffins are bursting with juicy blueberries. They have a soft and moist crumb and puff up perfectly. The lemon glaze makes them completely irresistible and they always disappear fast!
Ingredients for Blueberry Muffins:
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup extra LIGHT olive oil, (not extra virgin), or vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour , *measured correctly
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp lemon zest, from 1 large lemon
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice, from 1 large lemon
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
Optional (but highly necessary) Lemon Glaze Recipe:
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, (use 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp)
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
How To Make Blueberry Muffins Recipe:
Line a 12-count muffin/cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Preheat oven to 400˚F. In a large mixing bowl, beat together 2 eggs and 1 cup granulated sugar with electric mixer on high speed 5 minutes. It should be thick and light in color.
Add 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp salt. Set the mixer to low speed and mix just until combined.
In a small bowl, add 2 cups flour and 2 tsp baking powder and whisk to combine. Using a hand held whisk, add flour mixture into the batter 1/3 at a time, stirring with each addition just until incorporated. DO NOT OVERMIX or muffins can become dense.
Add 2 tsp lemon zest 2 Tbsp lemon juice and whisk in just until combined. Use a spatula to fold in 1 1/2 cups blueberries, folding just until combined.
Divide batter into muffin tin filling liners to the top or until all of the batter is used up. Bake at 400˚F for 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean without wet dough. Remove muffins from tin and cool on a wire rack until room temperature then drizzle with lemon glaze.
How to Make Lemon Glaze Recipe:
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp lemon zest and 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp lemon juice, adding lemon juice until desired consistency is reached. Stir until smooth. To thin the glaze more, add a little lemon juice or water. To thicken, add a little more powdered sugar.
Note: The nutrition label is for each blueberry muffin without the optional glaze.