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Looking for the quintessential blueberry muffins? Look no further! These are hands down the absolute best.

Blueberry muffins on a wire rack.

Brimming with plump, juicy blueberries, these blueberry muffins boast a tender crumb and a sparkling sugar crust that practically begs you to take a bite. The recipe is simple yet yields incredibly delicious results. The secret? Using both vanilla and almond extracts to flavor the muffins. While vanilla is standard, a touch of almond extract perfectly complements the berries and infuses the muffins with an irresistible aroma.

Fresh blueberries are my preference in the summer, but frozen berries work just as well. Just remember to mix them in while they’re still frozen because thawing them can cause moisture and natural pigments to be released, resulting in purple muffins! By the way, these blueberry muffins freeze beautifully, so feel free to double the recipe and keep some on hand in the freezer for quick snacks or breakfast on the go.

What You’ll Need To Make Blueberry Muffins

Muffin ingredients including blueberries, vanilla, and milk.

Step-By-Step Instructions

To begin, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Bowl of unmixed dry ingredients.

Whisk to blend.

Whisk in a bowl of dry ingredients.

Next, beat the butter and sugar for a few minutes until light and creamy.

Bowl of beaten butter and sugar.

Beat in the eggs one at a time.

Egg in a bowl with a butter mixture.

Then beat in the vanilla and almond extracts.

Vanilla and almond extracts in a bowl with a butter mixture.

Gradually mix in the flour mixture.

Dry ingredients in a bowl with a butter mixture.

Alternating with the milk.

Milk in a bowl with a butter mixture.

The batter will be thick.

Bowl of thick muffin batter.

Add the blueberries.

Blueberries in a bowl with muffin batter.

Using a rubber spatula, fold the berries into the batter.

Bowl of blueberry muffin batter.

Spoon the batter into a muffin tin lined with paper liners. (It’s important to use the liners, otherwise the blueberries will stick to the bottom of the pan, making the muffins difficult to remove.)

Muffin tin full of muffin batter.

Sprinkle the turbinado sugar over top.

Muffin tin of muffin batter topped with turbinado sugar.

Bake for about 30 minutes.

Muffin tin of baked blueberry muffins.

Let the muffins cool in the pan for about ten minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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How To Store & Freeze Blueberry Muffins

Since the muffins are full of juicy blueberries, they stay moist for days. The flip side of this is that they tend to get a little soggy. To store them, line a sealable container with a sheet of paper towels. Arrange the muffins in a single layer and cover with another sheet of paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. Store the muffins on the countertop or freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat the muffins in the microwave or oven to refresh, if desired.

How To Freeze Fresh Blueberries

If you go blueberry picking or your supermarket has a great sale on them, you can freeze fresh berries to use throughout the cooler months. First, toss any stems or damaged berries then put them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Pop into the freezer until they are solid, 2 to 4 hours. After they’re frozen, transfer to an airtight container or reusable freezer bag and store for up to 3 months.

Blueberry muffins in a wire rack.

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Best Blueberry Muffins

Looking for the quintessential blueberry muffins? Look no further! These are hands down the absolute best.

Servings: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2¼ cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar (also called raw sugar or demerara sugar)

For Cooking

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 12 paper muffin liners


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and put an oven rack in the middle position. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Spray the pan and the liners with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar for about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl and beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract. (The batter may look a little grainy -- that's okay).
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, beating on low speed to combine. The batter will be very thick. Add the blueberries to the batter and fold gently with a spatula until evenly distributed. Do not overmix.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin (an ice-cream scoop with a wire scraper works well here); they will be very full. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar evenly on top of the muffins.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, until lightly golden. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of each muffin to free it from the pan if necessary (the blueberries can stick), then transfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely.
  7. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The muffins can be frozen in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag for up to 3 months. Thaw for 3 to 4 hours on the countertop before serving. To reheat, wrap individual muffins in aluminum foil and place in a preheated 350°F oven until warm.

Nutrition Information

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  • Serving size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 252
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Sugar: 22 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sodium: 224 mg
  • Cholesterol: 52 mg

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Edamam.com. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  • By far the best tasting blueberry muffins I’ve ever had! One of the problems I had was that my batter was much too thin. I think I beat it too much with the electric mixer. It was runny, not thick. Another problem was that the paper cups stuck to the muffins. I sprayed inside the cups with cooking oil but only on the bottom. The bottom was fine but the outside edge of the muffin all the way around stuck hard to the paper and I had to tediously peel all the paper off, taking much of the muffin with it. What a lovely delicious mess. I ate six of them after they had cooled a bit and they were scrumptious! I will make these muffins again using only my hand mixer as shown in the picture. I’m not sure why my paper cups didn’t work. They were on the small side, thin and quite old as I almost never make muffins. I filled them to the brim and had enough batter for 24 muffins, not 20 as stated in the recipe. I will try this recipe again and purchase new, larger muffin cups and hope I have better luck. I hate using so much oil, i.e., spraying the pan and then spraying the entire inside of the cup. Any suggestions? Thank you, Jean, for all the fabulous recipes! Everything I bake comes from your collection. I’m eighty years old and baking for the first time and having a blast. LOL

    • — Sue Ellen Barnard on April 7, 2024
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    • Hi Sue, Ellen, so glad you enjoyed these despite the issues with them sticking! I hope that purchasing new and larger muffin liners will help. Also, while it would be nice to cut back on the cooking spray, unfortunately, you really do need to spray the pan and the inside of the cup to prevent sticking.

      • — Jenn on April 8, 2024
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  • These were delicious! Ended up with 16 muffins and shared with friends. We live at 7,000 feet so the only change I made was to cut baking powder to 1/2 teaspoon.

    • — PG on March 14, 2024
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  • Can I make this gluten free by just using gluten free flour or must I adjust anything else? I have a friend who only eats gluten free.
    I have made this twice before exactly as recipe and a big hit in the neighborhood!

    • — Denise White on March 7, 2024
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    • Yes, gluten-free flour will work here with no other modifications. A number of readers have commented that they have good luck with King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten-free flour and Cup4Cup gluten-free flour. (And glad they’ve been a hit with your neighbors!)

      • — Jenn on March 8, 2024
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  • Oh so good! I am a beginner in baking. The recipe is simple and easy to follow. The result is the most perfect blueberry muffins I have ever tasted. Better than any professional bakery bought ones. I added an extra cup of frozen blueberries vs stated in the recipe because I just love blueberries. It turned out more than perfect. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe.

    • — Hsiaohui Yang on March 5, 2024
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  • They are the best blueberry muffins! Got many compliments.

    • — Celeste on February 24, 2024
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  • Absolutely perfect muffin.

    • — Anne on February 19, 2024
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  • Very disappointed in recipe. I have baked muffins for over 50 years and thought I would try a new recipe. Oh, stupid me. Followed directions to a T…watched them in oven b/c 30 minutes sounded like way too long for muffins.
    baked for right at 21 minutes, tops were nicely browned, etc. Turned out to be the crispiest muffin tops I ever turned out. I cut one while still warm to share with family…no smiley faces. Made these for my grandson coming tomorrow…I have them packed with soft bread to try and soften tops. Ingredients too expensive to not try to salvage for something other than bird-food. Going back to what gets the ooos and ahhhhs from my family.

    • — Sandra Welly on February 18, 2024
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    • Sounds like you had a bad day Sandra

      Lisa in Laton

      Gave 5 Star-I’ve baked this countless times , and always a success. A very tender crumb-perfect every time, and a family favorite ❤️.

      Thanks Jenn for another stellar recipe 😊❤️.

      • — Lisa on March 30, 2024
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  • This recipe sounds amazing. Can I use almond milk instead of regular milk?

    • — Sylvia on February 6, 2024
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    • Sure – enjoy!

      • — Jenn on February 7, 2024
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  • Hi Jenn,
    Just made your delicious “Best Blueberry Muffin” recipe. OMG! I have never ratted myself out in a public forum before, but fellow bakers need to know that this recipe works! First, I did not use fresh blueberries, but ones that I had frozen during the summer. Shhhh! I thawed them by rinsing, let them sit a bit, and then drained the purple residual water. Also, I did not have any Raw sugar, so mine were baked without ANY sugar on top and they were still AMAZING! Since every oven is different and these were packed to the gills, I started with a reduced time to observe and glad I did. I accidentally put my oven on convect bake, and fortunately caught my error in time. They were so moist and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe and much continued success. I have frozen peaches too, so now I am off to scour your recipes.

    • — Nicole on February 5, 2024
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  • Should you remove those tiny stems from blueberries by picking through all of them before adding to batter?

    • — Meredith on February 3, 2024
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    • Hi Meredith, you can, but I honestly never do. 😊

      • — Jenn on February 5, 2024
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  • Absolutely the best blueberry muffins! Everyone always ask me to make them!!

    • — Kim on January 26, 2024
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  • The best recipe for muffins so far!

    • — Marjo on January 19, 2024
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  • I added extra milk to stir contents but the end result was very fresh and delicious. 5stars

    • — Michelle on January 17, 2024
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  • These are the most delicious muffins and we make them when the craving hits (thank you Jenn for the best recipes!!)
    For anyone looking to up the protein in these for a little more glucose stabilization, I decided to experiment with protein powder. I added 2/3 of a cup of vanilla whey (Just Ingredients brand) protein powder. This replaced 2/3’s cup of the flour (and I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup). I think they may taste even better! This increases the protein to 8.6 grams of protein per muffin. Not significant, but a least a little more satiating.
    *Not all protein powders have this much protein per serving so that is why I mentioned the brand I used.

    • — Jill Delaney on January 14, 2024
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  • These are THE BEST blueberry muffins I’ve ever had! My family loves them! Thank you so much for another amazing recipe!

    • — Macy on January 12, 2024
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  • My new go to recipe! I will never make them any other way. Thank you!!!

    • — Jacqueline on January 12, 2024
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  • The BEST muffins ever. Thank you so much!

    • — Julie M on December 30, 2023
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  • These are delicious.The first time I made them I forgot the extracts! Today did not forget them.The organic berry`s came in 1 pint container and were still plentiful in my muffins.The turbinado sugar is great creating a crunchy top.Simple and delicious.Highly recommend!

    • — lowandslow on December 28, 2023
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  • I have used this recipe several times and it always turned out great. I used half of the white sugar and half with brown sugar instead. We never had any leftover.l to worry about too much moisture. 😁

    • — Kim on December 16, 2023
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