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One Bowl Blueberry Muffins: Quick and Easy Recipe

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If you're in the mood for a delightful treat that's bursting with juicy goodness, let me introduce you to these Easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins. They're more than just a quick breakfast option; these muffins are a mouthwatering symphony of flavor and texture that will turn any morning into a special occasion. The recipe is super easy, foolproof, and requires minimal cleanup. It's a win-win for everyone, especially for those busy mornings!

Our Easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins are the epitome of simplicity and flavor. With fresh, juicy blueberries folded into a tender muffin batter, these muffins are a quick breakfast favorite and an effortless snack. The recipe requires a blend of basic pantry ingredients, one large bowl, and just 20 minutes in the oven to achieve bakery-style results. Follow our easy-to-navigate instructions for a foolproof baking experience, and enjoy a batch of these irresistible blueberry muffins any day of the week.

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The Secret to Perfect Muffins

These homemade blueberry muffins have a secret that makes them the best blueberry muffins recipe you'll ever try. The recipe calls for fresh blueberries folded into a tender muffin batter, which is made from scratch with simple recipes. The blueberries burst in the oven, creating sweet pockets of juicy fruit that perfectly complement the fluffy, moist muffin.

Essential Supplies for Your Baking Adventure

Before we dive into the details of the recipe, let's gather our supplies. Here's what you'll need:

  • A large mixing bowl
  • A whisk or large spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • A nonstick muffin pan
  • Paper or cupcake liners
  • An oven

With our supplies ready, it's time to whip up some delicious blueberry muffins!

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You are sure to love this Quick and Easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins for your neighbors will be begging for you to share!

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A blue bowl on a table, with Muffin and BlueberryThe Recipe: Easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon for muffin tops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/3-1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries, about 1 cup
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400º F.
  2. In your large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Use your measuring cup to combine the wet ingredients: vegetable oil, the egg, and fill the cup to the 1-cup line with milk. Add vanilla extract and whisk until combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry mixture. Stir with a fork until just combined. Remember, the muffin batter will be pretty thick, and you don't want to overmix.
  5. Add your fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter. Use a spatula or spoon to gently fold the blueberries into the muffin batter.
  6. Line your muffin tin with your paper liners and divide the batter between the muffin cups, filling about ½ full.
  7. Sprinkle a little granulated sugar on top of each muffin for that lovely, crunchy top.
  8. Bake in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips to Ensure the Perfect Muffin Every Time

Here are some additional tips to ensure you get perfect muffins, every time:

  • Use Fresh Ingredients: This can't be stressed enough! Fresh ingredients, particularly the blueberries, make a world of difference. Fresh blueberries give these muffins a vibrant, fruity flavor that's second to none.
  • Don't Overmix the Batter: The key to a tender muffin is not overmixing. Overmixing can lead to tough, dry muffins, so once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, stop stirring.
  • Fill the Muffin Tin Properly: For bakery-style blueberry muffins, don't be shy about filling your muffin cups. A nice, tall muffin top is part of what makes a muffin a muffin!
  • Bake Immediately: Once you mix the wet and dry ingredients together, get the batter in the oven ASAP. This keeps the baking powder active and ensures a good rise.
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Alternative Twists to the Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

While our easy one-bowl blueberry muffins are delightful as is, I love playing around with flavors and textures to keep things interesting. Let's explore some delicious twists that you can add to your favorite muffin recipes.

A Splash of Lemon

A bit of citrus can elevate the blueberry flavor beautifully. Adding a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice or some finely grated lemon zest to the muffin batter can impart a light, refreshing touch to the muffins. The resulting muffins have a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess that's sure to wake your taste buds up in the morning.

Sweetening Alternatives

Thinking of switching up the sweeteners? Brown sugar or coconut sugar can be excellent alternatives to the traditional white sugar used in this easy blueberry muffin recipe. They lend a rich, caramel-like flavor and can make your muffins even more irresistible.

Luxurious Fats

Swap the vegetable oil in the recipe for coconut oil or olive oil for a hint of luxuriousness and added health benefits. Coconut oil imparts a subtle tropical flavor that pairs well with blueberries, while olive oil adds a unique depth of flavor.

Protein-Packed Additions

Add a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream to the batter to yield an extra moist and tender muffin. These ingredients also boost the protein content of your muffins, making them a more filling breakfast option.

Health-Conscious Substitutions

For those looking to make these blueberry muffins a bit healthier, don't worry, we've got you covered. There are plenty of ways to make healthy muffins without sacrificing taste or texture.

Flour Options

Substituting regular flour with white whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour is a great way to add some nutritional benefits to your muffins. These alternative flours work wonderfully in the recipe, yielding delicious blueberry muffins with a slightly nutty flavor.

Dairy-Free Alternatives

For those avoiding dairy, almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk are excellent substitutes for the cup of milk required in the recipe. They add a distinct flavor profile to the muffins while keeping the texture just as delightful.

Low-Carb Options

For a low-carb version like keto blueberry muffins, swap the flour with almond flour and the sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener. Now, you have a recipe that fits into your keto diet perfectly!

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins Tips and Tricks

Baking the perfect muffin requires some attention to detail, but don't fret, I've got you covered. Here are some tips to make sure your easy blueberry muffin recipe turns out the best results every time.

Muffin Liners

Always use muffin liners in your muffin tin. Not only do they make clean-up a breeze, but they also help in achieving an even baking time for each muffin. Remember to fill them two-thirds full for a nice top on the muffins.

The Perfect Scoop

An ice cream scoop or large cookie scoop is the secret to even and mess-free muffin batter dispensing. This ensures your muffins are all the same size and bake evenly.

Keep an Eye on the Clock

Baking time is crucial for muffins. Overbaking can result in dry muffins while underbaking leaves them doughy. Start checking your muffins a few minutes before the suggested baking time. They're done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let Them Cool

Once baked, let your muffins cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes. This prevents the steam from making them soggy. They're best served warm, but if you're saving some for later, store them in an airtight container.

There you have it, folks! With these suggestions, you'll be whipping up batches of delicious and customized muffins in no time. 

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins Key Takeaways

  • The Easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins recipe is a breeze to prepare, and the result is always deliciously satisfying. With fresh blueberries, a handful of pantry staples, and one mixing bowl, you're on your way to a perfect breakfast treat.
  • Gathering all your supplies ahead of time can make the baking process a lot smoother.
  • The tips provided, like using fresh ingredients and not overmixing the batter, are crucial in achieving bakery-style blueberry muffins right at home.
  • Experiment with your flavors. Try adding lemon zest or a sweet lemon glaze for a fresh twist, or switch up your flour to almond flour or coconut flour for different textures.

Concluding Thoughts: One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

There you have it, my friends. This Easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins recipe is my go-to for a simple and satisfying breakfast treat. With fresh, juicy blueberries and simple pantry ingredients, this muffin recipe turns out perfectly every time. Remember, the key is in the details—fresh ingredients, careful mixing, and immediate baking. These small considerations can take your muffins from ordinary to extraordinary.

Next time you find yourself craving something sweet in the morning, skip the trip to the grocery store or the coffee shop. Instead, delight in the process of creating these beautiful muffins right in your own kitchen. They're the perfect way to start your day or a sweet addition to a leisurely brunch. Happy baking!

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Quick and Easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

These Quick and Easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins are just about the best thing ever. It is not surprise that they are our most popular recipe on our blog!
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Course: Recipes
Cuisine: breakfast
Keyword: blueberry muffins, breakfast recipe, muffin recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Melissa Au

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon for muffin tops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3-1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries about 1 cup frozen blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º F
  • In a large bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt,
  • Use a measuring cup that holds at least 1 cup and add vegetable oil, egg and then fill the cup to the 1-cup line with milk (about 1/3 to a 1/2 cup of milk). Add vanilla and whisk until combined.
  • Add milk mixture to the bowl with flour and sugar then use a fork to combine. Do not over mix. (The muffin batter will be pretty thick). Add blueberries and use a spatula or spoon to gently fold the blueberries into the muffin batter.
  • Divide the batter between the muffin cups filling about ½ full.
  • Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes

Notes

I found that  silicone cup baking cups are easier to use and easier to remove muffin.
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