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The Best Homemade Blueberry Muffins Recipe

This is the best homemade blueberry muffins recipe! Uses basic pantry ingredients and can be made into a coffee cake or quick bread.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 muffins


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups fresh blueberries (washed)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare a muffin pan with liners or non stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Put blueberries in a small bowl. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of the flour/sugar mixture and toss. Set aside.
  • With your fingers, break the Crisco up into small pieces and drop into the flour/sugar mixture.
  • Lightly whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla.
  • Add the milk/egg mixture to the flour/sugar/Crisco mixture.
  • With a large spatula or spoon, stir to combine. Make sure to get all the Crisco incorporated into the dry mixture.
  • Gently fold in blueberries, making sure to scrape the bowl well.
  • Drop heaping 2 inch scoops of batter into your prepared muffin pan vessels.
  • Generously sprinkle tops of muffins with sanding sugar or regular granulated sugar.
  • Fill any empty vessels halfway with water.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Muffins should be very light golden on top.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack. Serve warm or muffins will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.


This recipe can be baked in an 8 x 8 pan. Temperature: 375 degrees F. Bake time: 45 - 50 minutes.