Blueberry muffins

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  • Makes: 12

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  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

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Our blueberry muffins recipe couldn't be easier to make with this super simple recipe that makes perfect muffins every time and ready in only 5 steps. A real favourite with both grown-ups and kids, these easy blueberry muffins are tasty, ready in a few simple steps and so moreish you'll have to keep making new batches! This recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins and will take around 45 mins to prepare and cook them. This classic recipe is perfect for beginners or if you're trying to teach the kids how to cook. They’ll love helping you out to make delicious treats that they can eat later and even take a special dessert in their lunch box to school. These basic blueberry muffins will be ready in just 5 easy steps, so this recipe really is as easy and simple as you could get! Once you've mastered this basic recipe you could try swapping the blueberries for other berries instead like raspberries, strawberries or blackberries - the options are endless! Any of them work a treat with this yummy muffin recipe, so you should give them all a try and pick your favourite. Perfect to have a hot drink on a Sunday afternoon so get baking and turn the kettle on… Blueberry muffins that are ready in 5 steps - perfect!

Top tip: For the best blueberry muffins, don't over-mix the ingredients. A lumpy batter is perfect, so this is a great recipe to make with the kids.


  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 140ml milk
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150g fresh or dried blueberries


  1. Line a muffin tray with paper muffin cases.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy then add in the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder to make a thick batter, then stir in the vanilla extract and milk.
  4. Add the blueberries and spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. Bake for 15-20 mins at 180C, gas 4.
  5. Leave the blueberry muffins to cool in the tray for 10 mins before turning out.

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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I substituted pre-soaked dried goji berries for the blueberries. Delicious.

Macky J

Ive Made It 2day n Its in the Oven But ive Added Honey n Cinnamon n Cnt Wait 2 Get me Hands on it n Save Some 4 me Boyfriend Hehehe xx


tried these last night they are brill and so easy to make, tried kens sugestion and it worked perfectly, thank ken there yum!!!!!!!!


Thanks for your tip, Ken - did anyone else try this? How did you get on. We're going to try it out too...

Ken Slamon

The recipe is the best I have tried. If I can make a suggestion. Put a little more milk, say 2 tbsp and raise your temp to Gas mark 6 for 20 min's. It worked with me. Take a chance you will be surprised.


I made these today using blackberry and apple instead of the blueberries and they were delicious! Especially as I am so useless at baking normally!



Sarah T

well they are in the oven now, I usually fail with baking so lets wait and see............................................................................ very nice, not your traditional muffin but very tasty :-)


I have made these muffins twice now & each time they have turned out great. I did follow the recipe exactly including using the baking powder but I mixed white & wholemeal flours for a more wholesome bake. Went down very well with friends & family - will definitely be making these muffins again.


Made today and was really impressed, nice quick and easy to do. Came out lovely just like what id buy from ASDA. I did use baking power I mixed with the flour, also used the silicone muffin tray for baking in, rised perfect. Many thanks will use that receipe from now on.


I made these today and they are very tasty! I agree not muffins but a cross between a scone and a muffin! Thanks but when does the baking powder come in? I ended up not using it as I followed the reciepe -probably doesn't need it.


My Wife made these with the kids at the weekend. She added a few choc chips to help! Best eaten fresh or just stick one in the microwave to help freshen them up, yum!

Helen Mullen

Although they're very easy to make and versatile in terms of what you can chuck in them - I dont think they are muffins - more a cupcake. I'm a bit disappointed Though are very tasty, they arent muffins.

Rachael Wilson

I'm not great at baking so I picked this 'easy' recipe. However the muffins didn't rise very well and were quite heavy. I probably over-mixed it as I did not realise that the rather alarming curdled and then lumpy look of the batter is essential to help the muffins rise!


they are great for passing time i made a giant mess while making them i only just fit it in 12 muffin cases i use banana instead of blueberries thankz for the recipe they turned out great


Me and my friend made these muffins with fresh rasberries and chocolate chips instead of blueberries and they're were so nice :) thanks for the recipe :) x

Little Miss Novice Baker

I made these Muffins (25 of them) for a Charity Fundraiser at work. Lucky for me, they were quick, easy and simple and according to my work colleagues, delicious! Unfortunately, they went slightly soggy when I put them in a plastic container over night, so just make sure they are properly cooled before storing - otherwise, a huge success! Thank you Good to Know! Oh I also made the Banana Cake with Walnuts (from this website) - another stress free recipe which turned out fabulous! The search tool on here is excellent and every time, found what I was looking for! Happy Baking!

Una Mason

Can you freeze these?


Bland needed more sugar very disappointing


Delicious. I made the first lot using blueberries but experimented and used a 100 gram bar of white chocolate smashed into chunks and a small punnet of fresh raspberries for the second batch. They turned out delicious and didn't last long in our house. I've now used this recipe as a base for all my muffin flavour recipes including chocolate orange ones.....thank you so much :-) x

Charlotte Urquhart

177 calories each, just in case anyone wanted to know. :)

Zee Zee

I definitely think more sugar is NOT needed in this recipe - it's a muffin, not a cake! But my tip is to substitute the milk for some double cream (approx three-quarters double cream to one-quarter milk). It helps to keep the batter thick and therefore the blueberries remain properly distributed and of course it makes the end product that much more decadent!


Never made blueberry muffins before. I was found the recipe easy to follow. I even made my 20 month old some mini muffins. You can get mini from The Range cheap


Although an experienced baker I have never made muffins before and found these very bland, needs much more sugar, also more like a scone than a cake so wouldn't make them again.


came out great added icing sugar and a little granulated sugar instead taste great and look amazing!

Kim Poyzer

made up with how the muffins turned out , the first batch that are actualy edible for me .......... i am not the best at baking , i did add chocolate chips to the muffin , the only comment would add is i would put a tad more sugar next time :-)

Eva McElroy

I think that they were grand...but i added more blueberries! however the actual muffin was too thick, quite doughy and a tad tasteless(even though i added too much vanilla). they also need ed more sugar...not the worst though! (i also used frozen blueberries-that i had left out to defrost for a while!


I'd say, use fresh blueberries. I also found a lot of great blueberry muffin recipes at and I'm completely satisfied with the results, kids love it.


I made these and my family and and me really enjoyed them; plus the day after that my auntie and her 8 month old little boy loved them !


Yummy!! Going to make these for my Auntie! Happy Birthday Sue!! xxxxx


Rather disappointed as these muffins just weren't sweet enough.


I love the look of these, the whole family like blueberries and they are often on special offer this time of year. I would make them to pack in a lunch box for a special treat, or for an afternoon treat with a cuppa!

bake a lot

made these today, very easy and so tasty

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi Alisonic - thanks for your comment. If you make them in a muffin tray with muffin cases, they should take 30 mins - making them in much smaller fairy cake and petit four cases will take a lot less time, but we like your resourcefulness!

Katie goodtoknow

I made these last week and they were delicious! I'd recommend using fresh blueberries. They make the muffins just a little bit gooey. Very sorry to the goodtoknow team for not bringing any in, they were gobbled up very quickly at home!


A few comments on these!! I wanted a 'white' choc chip muffin not a chocolate muffin with choc chips so used this recipe without fruit & instead chopped up some plain chocolate - next time I'll use milk choc. I didn't have any SR flour so put in 3 level tsps of baking powder - that seemed to work. They were really nice BUT they're more like cakes than muffins (perhaps because of the butter not oil) and 30 minutes was 10 minutes too long! Oh, & I only had fairy cake cases - this made 16 plus 4 petit four cases!!


ive got them in the oven now fingers crossed they turn out well x


I agree with Emma, 9oz instead of 11oz flour. I made this with 11 and it was a lot thicker than most other muffin recipies I've used.... Still, the batter was lumpy and the end result ain't too shabby! Anyway, my daughter enjoys em :-)

Emz shaw

Was a bit worried pre-flour as looked like cottage cheese!! BUT these turned out fab! I actually wouldnt change the recipe at all! Top marks and will add them to my favourite recipes :) did reduce time to 25 mins for fan oven though


I just made these, they turned out lovely, i also too the advice from Emma and used 9oz of Flour, they are nice an light and very yummy! So easy to make too :)


as i said above i only used 9oz of flour as the batter was quite thick and this worked well, they came out light and airy!


I am just baking these and they do look like scones, just hope they taste good as they are going to friends tomorrow... fingers crossed

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