Wednesday, July 11, 2012

World's Best Blueberry Muffin

In honor of National Blueberry Muffin Day, I thought I would re-share my all time favorite blueberry muffin recipe! I have been baking these muffins since I got married, and that's been 19 years! Wow, time flies! The recipe came from my Williams-Somoma Kitchen Library Muffins and Quick Breads cookbook. I think the book is now considered vintage! LOL!!!

These sweet, buttery muffins are delicately spiced, with a cake like texture. Fresh blueberries are best, but if you have only frozen berries, stir them into the batter without thawing, or their dark juice will turn the muffins purple.

I enjoy them with a dollop of blueberry jam or a pat of butter, however you "dress" them, I know you will not be disappointed!

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 cup blueberries (I especially like wild Maine berries)

Preheat an oven to 400ºF. Butter 16 standard muffin cups.
In a bowl, stir and toss together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together the milk, butter and eggs until smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir just until blended. Add the blueberries and stir just until evenly incorporated.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each one about three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes, then remove the muffins from the pan. Makes about 16 standard muffins.

Bake & Enjoy! :-)


  1. Is it really? Oh my. How can I let these important dates slip by this way... I remember doing a blueberry muffin post once upon a time with my favorite recipe. Yours look scrumptious and make me want to enjoy one. I just learned that Maine grows ninety-nine per cent of all blueberries grown in the world. I knew that we had a lot, but that much? Wow.

  2. Lovely! I just happened to bring home a jar of Wild Maine Blueberry Jam last month. I believe that will be a perfect topper--right after a slather of butter.


  3. The blueberry muffins look beautiful! I haven't had one in ages, gotta fix that:@)

  4. I do believe I have had your muffins and they were delicious. You can't go wrong with wild Maine blueberries either.

  5. Mouth-watering! And how about dressing them with a pat of butter AND a dollop of blueberry jam? :-)

  6. Agreed. Wild blueberries make the best muffins, pies, coffeecakes, and pancakes! Funny ... I thought I had the best blueberry muffin recipe! Ha! These look perfect!

  7. There's nothing better! We used to pick wild blueberries in Northern Michigan and there's such a difference.

  8. This is Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle. I got that same cookbook when I got married almost 17 years ago! But, I never made the blueberry muffins! I am going to have to give them a try. My family LOVES a muffin for breakfast or snack! Actually, they like them in their lunches also! I really need to make some of these muffins!

  9. Thanks for this recipe! My Daddy gave me some blueberries from his bushes and I know they might not be famous as Maine blueberries, but they should be! Delicious!
    It was too hot to turn to turn on the oven, so I made Sour Cream Blueberry Pancakes, YUM!

  10. I love blueberry muffins and scones! This looks like a great recipe...must be the butter! YUM!

  11. they sound so wonderful the birds or chipmunks ate all of my blue berries on my new bush brats.

  12. Excellent! I have tried so many blueberry muffin recipes and I can't wait to try yours! Don't think I'll find any wild Maine blueberries here, but there are plenty of others at the farmers' market now, plus I have frozen a plethora of them for winter. This recipe must be great because of all the butter with the eggs. YUM!!! Wish I had one now, even if it is almost bedtime!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Oh yum, they look good! I use a similar recipe with cinnamon for my blueberry muffins and they are always good, i wonder if they come out the same? I must try yours to find out, thanks for sharing!
    Logan is great thankyou, there are a couple of pictures of him on my post dated Tuesday 10th July. Hope Duke is well and happy too - if he gets a taste of your muffins Im sure he's a very happy boy!
    Gill xx

  14. Mary, I love Williams-Somoma's recipes and this looks delicious!
    Have a nice week end

  15. I am another fan of William Sononma recipes, Mary. Your blueberry muffins look fabulous! I have to make them. Don'e you love when blueberries become so affordable this time of the year? I do! :)

  16. You cannot beat a good blueberry muffin recipe! William and Sonoma have great recipes.

    I have no doubt that these are the best blueberry muffins.


  17. Love the W-S cookbook series. I didn't know it was Blueberry Muffin Day, I love a celebration, yours look fantastic!

  18. Williams Sonoma has some of the best recipes! I am copying this one because my husband LOVES blueberry muffins.

  19. You have my mouth watering Mary. I have not eaten breakfast yet, and blueberry muffins are truly my to banana of course. Your blog is looking lovely too by the way, I love the header.

  20. Ok now I must have Blueberry Muffins....I'm off to the store for blueberries! (My baby bushes need a few years yet)

  21. I love any kind of muffin and I especially love just the muffin top. I'm pinning this recipe for sure! Thanks for visiting my blog...I followed you back!


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