Blueberry Lemon Muffins are the perfect combo of sweet and tart! Easy to make in just over 30 minutes, they are such tasty snack or dessert.
Blueberry Lemon Muffins with Lemon Glaze
If you are into berry and lemon combos, then these Blueberry Lemon Muffins are a must make. I can snack of these all day, which probably is not the best idea, but I can’t resit the juicy, sweet blueberries with the citrusy lemon freshness combo.
These muffins are great for a on-the-go sweet breakfast, because lets face it, sometimes we all need some sugar to start the day. They are the perfect snack or even dessert. You can make a batch for brunch or as hostess gifts, their unbelievable flavor and tender crumb will win you praises and friends.
Looking for more Lemon Desserts? Check these out:
- Lemon Cherry Cheese Danish
- Lemon Raspberry Cookies
- No Bake Lemon Cheesecake
- Lemon Brownies
- Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
What do you need to make Blueberry Lemon Muffins?
The recipe for Blueberry Lemon Muffins is very easy and does not require any unusual ingredients. Most likely you already have all the ingredients on hand, here is what you will need:
- Dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.
- Wet ingredients: eggs, butter, milk and sour cream.
- Fresh fruits: blueberries, lemons. You can also use store bought lemon juice.
- A muffin pan (this silicone one is also great) and muffin liners.
Can you make Blueberry Lemon Muffins with frozen blueberries?
Yes, you can replace the fresh blueberries in this recipe with frozen blueberries, same ratio. You don’t have to thaw the frozen blueberries. Make sure they are not a chunk of ice, look for the berries to be separated. Add them to the batter, like you would fresh blueberries. The difference will be that frozen blueberries may sink more during baking and not burst as much.
Can you freeze Blueberry Lemon Muffins?
Yes, you can! Cool muffins completely and do not frost. Wrap tightly each muffin in freezer wrap and add them in batches to freezer bags. Muffins can be stored frozen for up to 3 months at 0 degrees F or lower.
How to make lemon zest
Follow the easy steps below:
- Rinse the lemon.
- Set your tool over a cutting board. A microplane produces a very fine zest, perfect for baking and cooking. If you don’t have a microplane, use the smallest holes on an ordinary grater.
- Grate the yellow skin of the lemon only. Grate just enough to get through the yellow skin, this way you can avoid the bitter white pith underneath.
- Rotate the lemon and repeat. Once the white pith is exposed, rotate the lemon and zest the next strip of peel. Repeat until most of the peel is removed, or until you have enough zest for your recipe.
How to thaw frozen Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Muffins can be thawed completely at room temperature, or heat frozen muffins in the microwave by placing an unwrapped muffin on a napkin, microwave-safe paper towel or plate. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds for each muffin.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 35 mins
Blueberry Lemon Muffins:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/2 cup whole milk (at room temperature)
- 1/3 cup sour cream (at room temperature)
- lemon zest from 1 lemon
- lemon juice from 1 lemon
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen)
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange an oven rack in the middle of the oven.
- Line a muffin tin pan with muffin liners and set it aside.
- Blueberry Lemon Muffins:
- In a medium bowl whisk together: flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy.
- Add eggs, sour cream, milk, lemon juice and lemon zest. Beat until fully combined and creamy. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and whisk until fully combined. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Add fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter and using a spatula gently stir to combine.
- Using an ice cream scoop, spoon batter into prepared muffin pan. The muffins tins should be a little over 3/4 full.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out mostly clean, with just a few crumbs attached and no raw batter. Start checking on the muffins after 20 minutes of baking and after 15 minutes if you are making mini muffins. If it still need to bake more, check on the every 3-5 minutes.
- Once fully baked, remove the muffin pan from the oven and set it on a wire cooling rack. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan onto the cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.
- Add sugar and lemon zest to a medium bowl, add lemon juice one tablespoon at a time and stir to combine until smooth, with no lumps. If the mixture is too thin, add more confectioners sugar. If the mixture is too thick, add more lemon juice, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Drizzle the glaze over the cooled muffins. Let it settle.
Store muffins in an air tight container on the counter, at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.