Super Fluffy Blueberry Muffins

The fluffiest and most tender blueberry muffins I’ve ever had. Can be made with frozen or fresh blueberries and regular or wild blueberries. Takes 10 minutes to make, 1 hour to rest, and 15 minutes to bake with that beautiful crispy muffin top!

I’m not going to lie, I was so tempted to name these The BEST Blueberry Muffins because I believe they deserve that title. I know so many recipes claim to be the best so I won’t do that but this is my perfect blueberry muffin recipe. 

What makes these blueberry muffins so good?!

Literally so many reasons why you should make these. 

  • They’re large and shareable (if you want lol)
  • HUGE crispy muffin top, because that’s the best part.
  • Super fluffy and feels like the kind of texture you can’t just make on whim but now you can!!! 
  • Packed full of blueberries and can be made with any kind of blueberries, regular/wild, fresh/frozen, you name it.
  • Stay moist, fluffy/bouncy for days. 

Make sure to check out my white chocolate blueberry muffins, lemon poppy seed muffins, banana chocolate chip muffins and chocolate chip pumpkin muffins.

Ingredients

  • Flour: I use all purpose flour in most of my recipes and I HIGHLY recommend using a digital scale, as flour is so often over measured. 
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda: We’re going to need both here and a lot of them to get that gorgeous muffin top.
  • Sugar: please don’t cut the sugar… 🙂
  • Butter: I like to use salted butter but unsalted also works, just add ½ tsp of salt. 
  • Eggs: I use room temperature, large eggs. Pop them in hot water for a few minutes if they’re cold.
  • Greek Yogurt/Milk/Cream: I found my favorite combination to be half greek yogurt and half heavy whipping cream. I know it’s weird, most people don’t use cream in muffins but I promise it’s so good.
    • If you don’t want to use cream and you want to use milk, I would sub the greek yogurt for sour cream. The higher fat content helps keep these muffins more tender and moist. That said, you can also do greek yogurt and milk for a slightly healthier option. They’ll be good, especially right away but they might dry out a little quicker. 
  • Vanilla: you can use either pure vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste or artificial vanilla extract. Blueberry overpowers it anyway so they’re not a huge difference. 
  • Blueberries: I used frozen wild blueberries for these muffins and I 10/10 recommend them. However you can use any kind of blueberries you want!

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar: let the butter cool a little before combining with the sugar.
  2. Whisk in the eggs: this is important; whisk in one egg at a time for about 30 seconds, until it’s completely combined, pale and fluffy. Then add another egg, etc. 
  3. Add the dairy: whisk in the greek yogurt and vanilla until it’s smooth, then add the room temperature cream and whisk until it’s smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients together: whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the wet ingredients until they’re completely combined. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the dry ingredients to toss with the blueberries.
  5. Add the blueberries: toss the blueberries with the reserved flour and then GENTLY fold them in just until they’re almost evenly distributed.
    1. Pro Tip: Try not to over-mix here or the whole batter will turn blue. I turned half my batter blue but I kind of like that lol. 
  6. Rest the batter: another important step – Cover the bowl and let the batter rest at room temperature for 1 hour. This allows the gluten to relax and the leaveners to get a head start. (If you’re in a rush, 30 minutes is fine but definitely don’t go past 90 minutes or you’ll get a wonky bake).
  7. Fill the muffin pan: all the way to the top rim and top with ½-1 tsp of granulated sugar to make a crunchy muffin top.
    1. You can also use a coarse sugar like demerara or turbinado on top of the muffins.
  8. Bake: for five minutes at 425F and then reduce oven temperature to 375F and bake for another 10 minutes. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I add in other mix-ins?

Omg yes. You can add some lemon zest or add in some white chocolate chips to these blueberry muffins.
Or you can use fresh or frozen mixed berries instead. I also have a strawberry version coming soon!

What kind of blueberries to use for muffins

Like I said, I used frozen wild blueberries in these photos. I’ve always loved Betty Crocker’s blueberry muffins (mom made them every sunday morning) and they use the mini blueberries. I also love how they bleed into the batter a little bit, giving them a little more flavor throughout. 
You can also use regular frozen blueberries, fresh wild blueberries or fresh regular blueberries. 
Whatever you use, make sure to toss them with a tablespoon of the reserved flour so they don’t bleed too much.

Can I make batter ahead (or save some for later)?

To get that gorgeous muffin top I increased the leavening agents a little more than usual. Allowing the batter to rest for an hour gives you the perfect bake but if you wait longer, the muffins will bake with a wonky, lop sided muffin top.
I haven’t tested this yet, but if you want to make the batter ahead of time, I would try skipping the baking soda.

Can I make these muffins dairy free?

You can use dairy free butter, milk, cream, yogurt or sour cream in any of my muffins but the flavor/texture will be a tiny bit changed 🙂

Can I make these muffin gluten-free?

I haven’t tested with these muffins but 1:1 gluten-free flour blends like King Arthur or Bob’s Red Mill work well with all my cakes, cupcakes and cookies so I don’t see why not!

How to store these super fluffy blueberry muffins

I LOVE crispy muffin tops but if you store these in an airtight container, you lose that crispiness. So I leave them out overnight and then after the first night, I store them in an airtight container or bag at room temperature.

I don’t recommend refrigerating, as they’ll just dry out. You can freeze them and bring them back to room temperature before serving but again, you’ll lose that crisp muffin top. 

How to freeze muffins

Bakes stay more fresh when they’re frozen. Place muffins in an airtight container and then place the container in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to a couple of months. Bring back to room temperature before serving. 

Thanks so much for reading today’s post, if you have any questions just comment down below. Make sure to leave it in the comment section because I can’t answer in the rating section :).

If you make this blueberry muffin recipe I would love to see it so make sure to tag me @baranbakery on instagram!

As always, have a blessed day and happy baking!

Love, B

fluffy blueberry muffins

Fluffy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Bernice Baran
The fluffiest and most tender blueberry muffins I’ve ever had. Can be made with frozen or fresh blueberries and regular or wild blueberries.
4.74 from 56 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Course Muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 12 large muffins
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups (300g) all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) salted butter melted
  • 1 1/4 cup (250g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (170g) Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (6oz) heavy cream room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) wild frozen blueberries or fresh blueberries
  • 2-3 Tbsp sugar for topping *optional (granulated or raw sugar)

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    2 1/2 cups (300g) all-purpose flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt
  • In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter and sugar until they’re well combined.
    1/2 cup (113g) salted butter, 1 1/4 cup (250g) granulated sugar
  • Add in one egg and whisk until it’s well combined and has lightened in color, about 30 seconds. Repeat with the next two eggs, one at a time.
    3 large eggs
  • Add in the Greek Yogurt and the vanilla extract and whisk until it’s completely smooth.
    3/4 cup (170g) Greek Yogurt, 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Add in the heavy whipping cream and whisk until it’s completely smooth.
    3/4 cup (6oz) heavy cream
  • Add in the dry ingredients, reserving 1 tablespoon of flour, and mix just until the last streak of flour is incorporated. 
  • Toss the blueberries with the reserved tablespoon of flour and fold them into the batter, just until they’re evenly distributed.
    1 1/2 cups (210g) wild frozen blueberries
  • Cover with a lid, plastic wrap or a tea towel and set aside to rest at room temperature for 1 hour. 
  • Preheat the oven to 425F (218C) and line 12 muffins tins. 
  • Use a large cookie scooper to fill the muffins tins to the top, the batter should be enough for 12 large muffins.
  • Sprinkle each muffin with 1-2 tsp of granulated sugar for a crispy muffin top and bake for 5 minutes.
    2-3 Tbsp sugar
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 375F (190C) and bake for 11 minutes, just until the muffins are golden brown and spring back when you press on the center gently. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10-20 minutes before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 360mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28g
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  1. 5 stars
    I haven’t made the muffins yet what can I substitute for buttermilk and what does the texture
    Of the batter look like is it thin or is it really thick and heavy because every recipe I’ve tried the batter has been really thick and I want Light and fluffy muffins looking forward to making this recipe thank you. Mary

  2. Can’t wait to try this recipe they look super fluffy! One question -did you mean I can substitute Greek yogurt w sour cream but still need heavy cream ? (sorry I have a lot of left over sour cream in the fridge so need to use them ! )

    Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    The best. I love the resting technique and the recipe presentation reiterating quantities in the directions section.

    Every recipe is top notch, Baran Bakery is my current first stop for baking recipes.
    😘🤌🏼

  4. 5 stars
    Greetings,
    Can these muffins also be made in jumbo muffin pans? What adjustments would be necessary.
    Can’t tell you how much I enjoy all your recipes and valuable information!
    Be Well,
    Lawrence

  5. 5 stars
    These are amazing! Hands down the best blueberry muffin I’ve ever had! They are super soft and fluffy, and I love the convenience of using fresh or frozen berries-whatever you have on hand. The crunchy sugar on top was also a very nice touch. The flavor was absolutely fantastic, these muffins were better than any vanilla cake I’ve tasted! I filled the muffins to the top of the muffin tins and I did have enough batter in the end to make a few more. I spaced them out every other one in my muffin pan so they had plenty of room to expand since these are BIG muffins. I made quite a few and gave them away to people and everybody loved them. Definitely a keeper!

  6. 5 stars
    My daughter made these and they were absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend!
    Question: can this recipe be made as mini muffins? Can you let us know!

    • Hi Maria, so glad you all loved them! They can def be made as mini muffins but you’ll get a lot of them lol. You could also reduce the baking powder to about half though for mini muffin since you don’t need that giant muffin top.

  7. 5 stars
    The best muffins I have ever made. I was ready to quit making muffins until I saw your email. Just like if I bought them from a professional bakery shop. The muffins where fluffy ,soft and just amazing. Thank you again. God bless you always . You are my muffin angel.

    • hahah omg muffin angel! I’m so glad you like the muffins Aggie. I felt the same way about muffins before and this was my last straw, when I tried it I was like FINALLLYYYY I got a good muffin base!! I use this base for just about all my muffins now.

  8. Greetings,
    This recipe sounded perfect as I am a huge Blueberry Muffin fan. Unfortunately, I like to make
    jumbo muffins and even though appeared golden brown when I took them out, they collapsed
    and were raw in the center. Can you tell any adjustments I need in baking and if I can make jumbo
    muffins?
    Thank you kindly,
    Lawrence

  9. Hi,
    I was hoping to make these they look delicious! Is it ok to use natural yogurt instead of greek yogurt? Also does it matter if the yogurt is fat free?

  10. I’ve mixed batter, waiting the 1 hour plus to cook. We have blueberry bushes and I have lots of frozen berries. I did add an extra cup of berries to the batter, we love berries in every bite! Thanks for recipe- I’ll let you know how “good” they are.

  11. I didn’t have any yogurt so I substituted sour cream and buttermilk for that, and had no heavy cream so substituted half&half and sour cream for that…waiting for them to finish baking so hopeful they will come out ok to eat.

  12. I have been trying out muffin recipe for years because I wanted one that resulted in the type of muffins you get at a coffee shop. So many hockey puck muffins I have made in my quest.
    BUT….

    MY SEARCH IS OVER!

    These were exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you for sharing. FLUFFY MUFFINS.

    Now that I have this recipe I hope to play around with it and see if I can come up with other versions like chocolate chip or apple cinnamon.

    Thanks again.

  13. This recipe was amazing! Definitely a saver. I substituted yogurt with sour cream. Did not add extra salt because I used salted butter.