Straight from the Smitten Kitchen Every Day cookbook, these blueberry muffins have the perfect blueberry:muffin ratio and make for a delicious breakfast treat.
Perfect Blueberry Muffins

It’s been a bit of a state of breakfast doldrums around here.

Probably my fault since I woke up one morning a few months ago and up and refused to make Remy her weekly batch of French toast. Call me a bad mom, but I just couldn’t anymore!! I felt like I was feeding her carbs and eggs and cream and not a single nutritious thing for breakfast (the only time she’ll reliably eat anything!!). She took the change surprisingly well for a toddler who tantrums at just the hint that I’m going to do something she disagrees with, and since then it’s been yogurt + peanut butter + fruit on a daily basis.

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

But then I got bored (again) of making the same thing every day and so I went on a muffin search and came up with these!!

Yes, they are carbs and butter but they also have a glut of blueberries and I’m not even sorry about them.

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

The recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen’s latest cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day. She calls them “perfect” and I can’t help but agree.

The crumb is light and tender, but still with some staying power and the blueberry:muffin ratio is spot on. (70:30, I’d say.)

I also kind of love that you can make them in one bowl, in less than ten minutes. Remy wasn’t home when I made them, but she very well could have helped, that’s how easy they are.

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Now, I’m not saying I’m going to turn these into a weekly occurrence around here (because they are still, essentially, CAKE) but they are definitely going into the mix of breakfast options for the next time yogurt starts to seem kind of boring.

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Perfect Blueberry Muffins
Straight from the Smitten Kitchen Every Day cookbook, these blueberry muffins have the perfect blueberry:muffin ratio and make for a delicious breakfast treat.
Yield: 9 muffins
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½ cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar
  1. Heat oven to 375F. Line a muffin tin with 9 paper liners. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and pour it into the bottom of a large bowl. Whisk in the sugar, lemon zest, yogurt, and egg, mixing until smooth. Whisk in the baking powder, baking soda, and salt until fully combined. Fold in the flour and berries until just combined.
  3. Divide the dough among the muffin cups and sprinkle the demerara sugar on top of the batter.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


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5 Responses to Perfect Blueberry Muffins

  1. Pam says:

    Yum! These beauties are my kind of breakfast, snack, or dessert!!!

  2. Kate says:

    I’ve been dreaming of making blueberry muffins lately.

  3. Jane says:

    These muffins are off-the-wall-one-bowl-delicious! Didn’t have any liners so I made my own out of unbleached parchment paper and the finished product looked like something from a bakery. I was thrilled and happy because I don’t do that much baking so this was a treat. Used turbinado sugar which added just the right touch of texture and sweetness without making it too sugary.

  4. Ayrish says:

    The addition of almond extract to blueberry muffins delights me. I love blueberries and their recipes. And, now i crave to try these mouth-watering muffins with crunchy tops. Definitely, these will go great. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us. You really explain it in a simple way.

  5. Aimee says:

    These blueberry muffins are amazing! They are my households go to blueberry muffin recipe. An absolute hit in my home. So easy and LOVE that it’s a one bowl recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

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