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Bonding over Blueberries


After a first date comes a second, and it was this easy blueberry muffin recipe that guaranteed  a third.

This blueberry muffin recipe was the first thing we cooked when we shared a kitchen on our second date and we have to profess that it is probably the best blueberry muffin recipe we have tried. The addition of the crumble and infused blueberry jam takes the muffins from lunchbox calibre to a gourmet cafe style treat.

We continued to bond over the muffins, they made a delicious breakfast (made even better coupled with homemade coffee and an episode or two of Californication) or a yummy mid morning snack. You might also received an added dose of nostalgia if you are sent to work with your muffin wrapped and told explicitly to eat if for morning tea (remember when a baked good for recess at school made your day?)

Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Spooning blueberry jam over the top gives the muffins that perfect finishing touch

Most blueberry muffins recipes we have tried produce a muffin that is lacking in flavour or sweetness. The blueberries and the bleueberry jam with crumble on top counteract these issues. This delicious blueberry muffin recipe is very versatile and the blueberries could be substituted for whatever fruit is in season. Bananas or raspberries could work just as well. Try out best blueberry muffin recipe and see for yourself! Let us know what you think as we would love to hear.

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– Alex and Rani

5.0 from 3 reviews
Bonding over Blueberries - Best blueberry muffin recipe
Recipe type: Muffins
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Serves: 8-12
A delicious blueberry muffin recipe with a touch of blueberry jam and cinnamon crumble on top.
For the muffins
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (you can use frozen blueberries if you wish. Don't thaw the blueberries before added. keep them frozen until just ready to add to the mixture)
For the crumb topping
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ plain flour
  • ¼ cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 1½ tsps ground cinnamon
For the jam
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp sugar
To make the jam
  1. Bring 1 cup of blueberries and 1 teaspoon of sugar to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook the berries, stirring with a spoon break some of the berries open, stir frequently until mixture is thickened.
  3. Transfer to small bowl and cool to room temperature for around 10-15 minutes.
To make the muffins
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
  2. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin cases
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder by sifting together over a large bowl
  4. Place the melted butter into a 1 cup measuring cup or a small bowl
  5. Add the egg and the milk to the melted butter
  6. Add the melted butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix together lightly.
  7. Fold in the blueberries until just combined
  8. Fill muffin cases right to the top and sprinkle with the crumb mixture.
To make the crumb topping
  1. Add together the sugar,flour,butter and cinnamon

{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Eve February 12, 2012, 4:40 pm

    Awww, what a lovely story!

    That would certainly be my dream date #2, I’m envious that you’ve found yourself such a wonderful man! I might just have to try this trick if I ever stumble upon a sweet guy for myself.

    And they look absolutely delicious. I’ve never tried puting jam and crumbles on top but it sounds like a wonderful idea. I wonder if it would taste as good with strawberries?

    Oh and beautiful pictures too!


    – Eve

    • Rani February 16, 2012, 11:25 pm

      Thanks for your lovely message Eve! He is rather wonderful.

      I think strawberries would work really well in this recipe. You could also add some white chocolate chips to the crumble which would go wonderfully with the strawberries, almost like strawberries and cream!

      We also have a recipe for an apple and berry crumble which you might like, keep an eye out for it and let us know what you think!


  • Mel February 16, 2012, 5:56 am

    This recipe looks delicious! However, it doesn’t state how long it should be cooked for?

    I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

    • Alex February 16, 2012, 8:04 pm

      Hi Mel,

      The cooking time is 25 minutes. Hope you enjoy!

      – Alex

  • Tina April 19, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Blueberries/crumb topping look delicious. Beautifully capture- nice showing of texture and layout. 🙂

    • Alex April 21, 2012, 9:07 pm

      Thanks Tina for the kind words 🙂

  • Nat May 6, 2012, 3:49 pm

    Nice recipe 🙂 I love blueberry muffins…
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Alex May 19, 2012, 10:12 am

      Thanks for stopping by Nat! I love blueberry muffins too. Just ask Rani 😉 – Alex

  • Radioactive Fox June 1, 2012, 4:11 am

    Oh thank you! I were looking for some cookie recipe for tommorow birthday party and these blueberries muffins will be great. I hope I won’t spoil it 😀 It looks delicious, well done :))

    • Alex June 4, 2012, 7:55 pm

      You’re welcome! Hope the muffins came out well. They’re a favourite of ours 🙂

  • chris July 26, 2012, 3:28 pm

    Looks lovely but when do you add in the jam and how?

    • Alex July 30, 2012, 6:34 pm

      Hi Chris! We suggest adding the jam on top of the muffins and swirling them with a tooth pick or fork at the opt of the muffin before adding the crumble on top. Enjoy!

  • Danielle Y July 27, 2012, 12:27 pm

    These are by far the best blueberry muffins I have ever made or had. Superb!

    • Alex July 30, 2012, 6:34 pm

      Glad you enjoyed Danielle! 🙂

  • Russell van Kraayenburg August 10, 2012, 11:31 am

    Blueberry muffins are my favorite! And lovely shots – that first photo is gorgeous.

    • Alex August 29, 2012, 11:10 am

      Ours too! Glad you liked 🙂

  • Patricia Scarpin September 26, 2012, 10:27 pm

    These muffins look amazing! I love blueberries and love jam – these are perfect for me!

    • Alex November 29, 2012, 1:07 pm

      Glad you liked Patricia! 🙂

  • Jessie August 1, 2013, 9:27 am

    For the crumble should I use my finger to mix the flour and butter together? I’ve made this recipe many times but I am always wondering. Thanks! I love this recipe!

    • Rani November 24, 2013, 6:18 pm

      Hi Jessie

      Yes use your finger tips to rub the crumble ingredients together really carefully. You may get sore hands but keep going and it will eventually come together:)


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