These gentle and fluffy lemon blueberry muffins style simply nearly as good—or higher!—than any bakery model. Greek yogurt retains them further moist, creamed butter creates a splendidly mushy and fluffy texture, and blueberries and lemon add a burst of taste. Sprinkle every muffin with a lemony-brown sugar crumb topping for a candy crowning glory.
It’s no secret that I’ve a mushy spot in my coronary heart (err… abdomen?) for the pleasant taste duo of lemon + blueberry. Desserts like lemon blueberry cheesecake bars and lemon blueberry tart are at all times a refreshing change from wealthy chocolate. However these gentle and fruity flavors additionally make for an exquisite breakfast deal with or anytime snack, particularly when topped with a zesty-sweet crumble that takes these humble muffins to new heights.
Why You’ll Love These Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Bursting with juicy blueberries and contemporary lemon taste
- Delicate, tender, and cakey, like a muffin model of this standard lemon blueberry cake
- Simple to arrange
- Can use contemporary or frozen blueberries—so handy
- Topped with a scrumptious crumb, like your favourite bakery muffin
Elements You Want
At present’s lemon blueberry muffin recipe is a variation of my fundamental muffin recipe. I barely decreased the butter as a result of I discovered the muffins too fragile with the lemon juice and so many blueberries. (You’ll use the remainder of the stick of butter within the topping!)
This batter can be utilized to create limitless muffin varieties and also you’ll see it once more in my basic blueberry muffins, peach muffins, cranberry orange muffins, apple cinnamon muffins, and extra.
Listed here are all the substances you want for the muffin batter, and why every is essential:
- Flour: All-purpose flour is the bottom of those muffins.
- Baking Soda & Baking Powder: Each leaveners assist the muffins rise. See my trick beneath for super-tall bakery-style muffin tops.
- Salt & Vanilla Extract: Salt and pure vanilla extract add taste. Attempt utilizing selfmade vanilla extract.
- Butter: We use creamed butter for a lighter, fluffier texture. My orange lemon poppy seed muffins are made with melted butter for a denser, heartier texture.
- Sugar: In my muffin recipe, I swap between brown sugar and granulated sugar. I like to make use of granulated sugar in at present’s muffins so the lemon taste actually shines, however like to make use of brown sugar in my blueberry muffins for slightly further taste.
- Eggs: 2 eggs bind every thing collectively.
- Yogurt: Greek yogurt provides moisture. Use your favourite yogurt—I want nonfat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt however common (not Greek) could be simply high-quality, and any fats content material. Bitter cream is a good substitute for those who don’t have yogurt.
- Milk: You need to use dairy or nondairy milk.
- Lemon Juice & Lemon Zest: We’re utilizing each, for many zingy lemon taste. Be sure that to zest the lemon earlier than slicing and juicing it—a lot simpler to do it on this order!
- Blueberries: You need to use contemporary or frozen berries. If utilizing frozen, don’t thaw earlier than utilizing.
You would additionally add poppy seeds, like I do in these blackberry lemon poppy seed muffins.
You’ll want a pair mixing bowls and an electrical mixer (both a stand mixer or handheld), as a result of we’re creaming the butter and sugar collectively. From there, it’s as straightforward as combining dry substances in a single bowl, and moist in one other, after which mixing them collectively and folding within the blueberries.
Count on a thick and fluffy batter:
Simple Crumb Topping
At present’s crumb topping doesn’t have cinnamon, in contrast to many streusel recipes. It’s simply brown sugary, lemony, and candy. I like cinnamon within the crumb topping on these blueberry muffins, however right here the cinnamon would take away from the zesty lemon in these muffins. And we would like that lemon taste to actually shine by!
The crumb topping comes collectively shortly and simply within the small bowl—simply use a fork to mix the melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and lemon zest.
It doesn’t make a big quantity, simply sufficient for slightly crumble on high of every muffin. You possibly can double it if you need further crumb.
Baker’s Tip: Gently press the crumbles down into the muffins’ floor earlier than baking, or they may topple off because the muffins rise within the oven.
Tips on how to Create the Good Tall Muffin Tops
For giant bakery-style muffin tops, there are 3 instructions to observe intently:
- Be sure that your muffin batter is THICK. (This one is!)
- Fill your muffin cups all the best way to the highest.
- Bake the muffins for five minutes at an preliminary excessive temperature, then scale back the temperature for the remaining bake time. This preliminary excessive oven temperature shortly lifts up the muffin tops. As soon as the temperature is decreased, the facilities of the muffins bake. I do that in all my muffin recipes, together with zucchini muffins and banana muffins too!
Not solely does this trick create fantastically sky-high muffin tops, it additionally makes the muffins further fluffy inside as a result of the tops don’t keep flat.
Extra Lemon Blueberry Treats
These gentle and fluffy lemon blueberry muffins style simply nearly as good—or higher!—than any bakery model. Greek yogurt retains them further moist, creamed butter creates a splendidly mushy and fluffy texture, and blueberries and lemon add a burst of taste. The lemony-brown sugar crumb topping provides a candy crowning glory, however be at liberty to skip it if desired.
- Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Spray a 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with cupcake liners. Put aside.
- Make the muffins: Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt collectively in a medium bowl. Put aside.
- In a big bowl utilizing a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar collectively on excessive velocity till easy and creamy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the edges and backside of the bowl as wanted. Add the lemon zest and beat on medium velocity for 1 minute. Add the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla, and beat for 1 minute, then flip as much as excessive velocity till the combination is mixed and largely creamy. (It’s okay if it seems considerably curdled.) Scrape down the edges and backside of the bowl as wanted.
- With the mixer operating on low velocity, add the dry substances, milk, and lemon juice into the moist substances and beat till no flour pockets stay. Gently fold within the blueberries. Keep away from over-mixing. Batter is thick and fluffy.
- Spoon the batter into ready muffin cups, filling all of them the best way to the highest.
- Make the crumb topping: In a small bowl, use a fork to combine all the crumb topping substances collectively.
- Spoon topping evenly on high of every stuffed muffin cup, gently urgent it down onto the floor so it sticks. Bake for five minutes at 425°F, then, retaining the muffins within the oven, scale back the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C). Bake for an extra 18–19 minutes or till a toothpick inserted within the middle comes out clear. The overall time these muffins take within the oven is about 23–24 minutes, give or take.
- Enable the muffins to chill for five minutes within the muffin pan, then switch to a wire rack to proceed cooling. Take pleasure in heat, or at room temperature.
- Muffins keep contemporary coated at room temperature for a number of days or within the fridge for as much as 1 week.
- Freezing Directions: Freeze baked & cooled muffins for as much as 3 months. Thaw within the fridge or at room temperature earlier than having fun with. Heat up within the microwave if desired.
- Particular Instruments (affiliate hyperlinks): Citrus Zester | Citrus Juicer | Glass Mixing Bowls | Electrical Mixer (Handheld or Stand Mixer) | 12-Count Muffin Pan
- Yogurt: You need to use nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt, Greek or common. It’s also possible to use bitter cream.
- Milk: You need to use any milk, dairy or nondairy.
- Blueberries: If utilizing frozen blueberries, don’t thaw.
- For a jumbo muffin pan: 425°F for five minutes, then scale back to 350°F for 22–25 minutes for a complete of 27–half-hour. Makes about 6. For mini muffins: 350°F (entire time) for 12–14 minutes. Makes about 36–40.
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