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These homemade blueberry muffins are sweet, delicious and easy to make. This healthy blueberry muffin recipe makes 12 muffins and are prepped in just 15 minutes.
Easy Homemade Blueberry Muffins
Florida Blueberry season is just around the corner so I figured I would get you all excited about stocking up on blueberries with my easy homemade blueberry muffins. In fact, they are so easy the kids actually made them! I was so proud I took pictures and promised to post them. You can find some Florida blueberries in stores now, but the Florida blueberry season will be in full swing here starting April.
This blueberry muffin recipe is actually a tad healthier than the others you will find out there, you all know that I like trying to make recipes lower in fat and calories when I can. These lower-fat blueberry muffins are also loaded with vitamins and nutrients thanks to the blueberries.
Blueberries actually have quite a few health benefits, besides being the king of antioxidants.
Here are some of the health benefits of blueberries:
- Blueberries are high in Vitamin C, just one serving of blueberries provide 25% of our daily Vitamin C requirements.
- These beautiful blue berries are low in fat, a whole cup of blueberries is only 80 calories.
- Blueberries are high in fiber, which will help keep you fuller longer.
- Blueberries are a great source of manganese.
- They can help fight urinary tract infections.
- Improves heart health and reduces cancer risk.
- It is estimated that the blueberries have been in North America for more than 13,000 years, where the history of blueberries starts in Florida in the late 1800s. Then over 60 years ago, Professor Ralph Sharpe began a low-chill blueberry breeding program at the University of Florida. Then by the 1980s, blueberries really started to gain popularity with hundreds of blueberry farms opening across the state.
Michigan (my home state!) is actually the industry leader in producing blueberries, Florida only produces a fraction of the blueberries that Michigan does. The biggest competition to Florida blueberries is actually berries that come from overseas, so I encourage you to check your labels and buy local and support local.
How to pick the best blueberries:
Blueberries are best when they are firm, dry, plump, smooth-skinned, and a deep purple-blue to blue-black color. Blueberries should not look wrinkly, soft or have mold. Blueberries will have a silvery surface which actually protects them. Blueberries do not continue to ripen after harvesting like other berries, so be sure you are getting the best blueberries for your homemade blueberry muffins and you other favorite blueberry recipes. Like homemade blueberry pancakes, blueberry BBQ sauce, blueberry balsamic dressing, your favorite cocktails…oh my!
How to store blueberries
It is best to refrigerate fresh blueberries after purchase, but don’t wash them until you are ready to eat them. Blueberries should be enjoyed within 10 days of purchase.
Can you freeze blueberries?
Absolutely! I do it all the time! Frozen berries are excellent for baking, snacking, and in smoothies.
When is blueberry season?
The North American blueberry season runs from April to late September. Florida blueberry season is April and May.
Now that you got your lesson in blueberries, let’s get to baking these homemade blueberry muffins.
To make these easy blueberry muffins with streusel topping you will need:
As you can see, our muffins weren’t heavy on the topping, the kids did have some left but didn’t realize they should use it all. Which was fine because these homemade muffins are deliciously sweet all on their own! But feel free to add more streusel topping to yours.
Now, here is my Homemade Blueberry Muffins recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that can make them again and again.
Homemade Blueberry Muffins
Ingredients for Muffins
- 2 cups fresh blueberries be sure to buy local!
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup non fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of salt
Ingredients for Streusel Topping
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup cold butter cubed
Instructions for streusel topping
- In a medium bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and chilled cubed butter
- Stir with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly
- Set in the fridge until ready to use
Instructions for muffins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line a 12 cup standard muffin tin with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray, set aside
- In a large mixing bowl mix the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy
- Add egg, vanilla extract and yogurt, beat until well combined
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt, beat on low speed until just mixed
- Gently fold in about half of the blueberries
- Fill muffin liners ¾ full with batter, top with remaining blueberries and then sprinkle streusel crumble on the top
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the muffins are lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
I hope you enjoy these Easy Homemade Blueberry muffins as much as we do!
How to store your homemade blueberry muffins
- Your freshly baked blueberry muffins will last for 1 to 2 days on the kitchen counter at normal room temperature.
- Freshly baked blueberry muffins will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for approximately 1 week.
- You can freeze homemade muffins. I usually wrap them individually in Press and Seal and then toss them in a freezer bag.