Classic Blueberry Muffins

Berry season really makes me so happy. It means warm weather and gorgeous fruit to eat. So when I bought a ton of blueberries this week, I knew I wanted to make classic blueberry muffins with them. This was no ordinary recipe though. My mother-in-law Cathy was a fantastic baker, and her recipes are really treasured in this family. This particular recipe even appeared in a cookbook to raise money for my sister-in-law’s dance school. While I usually like to put my own spin on things, I strictly followed her recipe this time.

The batter for the classic blueberry muffins was really simple. I just whisked my wet ingredients into my dry ingredients to make a smooth, thick batter. Before I folded in the blueberries with my spatula, I sprinkled them with a little sugar. Doing that helped keep them suspended in the muffins instead of sinking to the bottom. The sugar grabbed onto the batter as it baked! I filled my muffin wells almost to the very top to get really big, fluffy muffins.
When the classic blueberry muffins finished baking, they were so puffy, golden and glorious! I added even more decadence while they were still hot. I brushed each muffin with melted butter on top before I sprinkled them with extra sugar. That was a genius finish that my mother-in-law wrote down.

After the classic blueberry muffins cooled, I couldn’t wait to try one. Oh my goodness, there were juicy blueberries in every bite. My mother-in-law’s recipe didn’t skimp on them at all. The muffin crumb was so fluffy and tender with that hit of spice from the nutmeg. In short, they were incredible. I was so happy that I was able to carry on one of her most beloved recipes. Hope you all love them as much as we do in this family! xoxo

Classic Blueberry Muffins
Classic Blueberry Muffins
Classic Blueberry Muffins
Classic Blueberry Muffins


4 from 3 votes
Classic Blueberry Muffins
Classic Blueberry Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These classic blueberry muffins are such a beloved family recipe from my mother-in-law. They're amazing and so simple to make! 

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Classic Blueberry Muffins, Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar plus additional as needed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter melted and cooled, plus the rest of the stick for brushing on top
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 and liberally spray a 12 well muffin pan with cooking spray. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl and whisk them together to aerate them. Then combine the eggs, milk, 1/3 cup of melted butter, nutmeg and vanilla in another bowl and whisk them together until smooth. Pour those wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk all of it together until it is a thick, smooth batter. Take the blueberries and sprinkle them with a little sugar. This helps keep them suspended in the muffins. Then gently fold them into the batter with a spatula.
  2. Fill each of the muffin wells almost to the very top with the batter and make sure it is even in the well. Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes, until they are puffy and starting to become golden around the edges. Take them out and while they are still hot, brush them all with additional melted butter. Then sprinkle them generously with more sugar on top. Let them cool for about 10 more minutes, then remove them from the pan to cool completely. Enjoy them immediately with great coffee. They will also keep in airtight containers for a couple of days!
Nutrition Facts
Classic Blueberry Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.6g10%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 32.3g11%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 14.6g16%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


14 thoughts on “Classic Blueberry Muffins”

  1. Although I’m not a huge fan of fruit in baked goods, blueberry muffins are one that I really love! Especially if they’re homemade.

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