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Blueberry Muffins from Scratch
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

Our Blueberry Muffins from Scratch have a crispy muffin top that is sprinkled with nutmeg and sugar before baking, and the center is a soft and delicate just like a muffin should be.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery style blueberry muffins, best every blueberry muffins, blueberry muffins, blueberry muffins from scratch
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Barbara
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 2 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin tin with 12 foil or paper liners.

  2. Beat butter until creamy; add sugar and cream until mixture is fluffy and light in color.

  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

  4. Beat in vanilla, baking powder and salt.

  5. Mash 1/2 cup of blueberries with a fork. Stir into the batter.

  6. Use a rubber spatula to lightly fold in half of flour and half of milk; gently add in the remaining of both.

  7. Fold in the remaining 2 cups of blueberries.

  8. Spoon batter into the liners, dividing into 12 muffins.

  9. Combine sugar and nutmeg for topping and evenly sprinkle the entire mixture over muffins.

  10. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes before removing.

Recipe Notes
  • Let butter soften at room temperature so it creams properly.
  • Add eggs one at a time. If you want to crack into a bowl first, this will ensure no egg shells get into these easy blueberry muffins.
  • This from scratch blueberry muffin recipe makes 12 muffins.  Fight the urge to use the batter to make more than 12.   Fill the liners very full to ensure a large, bakery style blueberry muffin.
  • Be sure to use all the nutmeg and sugar mixture when sprinkling over the top.  This takes these muffins over the top.
  • I recommend using foil or paper liners instead of spraying with non-stick cooking spray.  They do not turn out as well without the liners. 
  • Love quick breads?  Try Mom's Poppyseed Bread and Strawberry Bread recipes.