Lemon Blueberry Muffins – Learn Making Process, Preserving Process Along with Tips & Tricks

Lemon Blueberry Muffins: These lemon blueberry muffins are a quick and delicious dish you can serve as dessert. They burst with the two combo flavours of blueberry and lemon. It has a soft and tender centre with blueberries, making them irresistible! Greek yoghurt keeps them moist, and butter makes them extra fluffy that almost disappears in your mouth.

These muffins are a version of the famous lemon blueberry cake, which is light and a perfect treat for snacks or morning breakfast. In this article, you will learn how to bake these delicious muffins with detailed instructions, and some tips so you won’t make any mistakes while cooking them. Let’s begin with the recipe!

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

How to Bake the Lemon Blueberry Muffins in Easy Steps?

Before moving to the recipe, first, learn why you should bake these lemon blueberry muffins. Making these blueberry muffins is not so difficult and it doesn’t need much ingredients either.And it is the perfect option for breakfast and evening snacks. You can even use fresh or frozen blueberries at your convenience.

Now, let’s move on to the ingredients you need while baking them.

Ingredients Needed To Make Lemon Blueberry Muffins

You will only need a few bowls and a spoon with blueberries, lemon, and general items used in baking. Here’s a list of all the ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour- 1 and ¾ cups
  • Baking soda and baking powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Salt- ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract-  1 and ½ teaspoon
  • Butter- 6 tablespoons unsalted
  • Sugar- ¾ cup in powder form
  • Eggs- 2
  • Yogurt- ½ cup
  • Milk- 3 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice- 3 tablespoons with 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
  • Blueberries- 1 and ½ cups fresh or frozen
  • For the crumb topping: ⅓ cup flour, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

You will also need mixing bowls, an electric mixer, a 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners, and a baking oven. Once everything is prepared, you can start with the cooking process.

Preparation Process of Your Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Follow all the given instructions carefully and step by step.

  • Before preparing the batter, preheat the oven to 425℉ (218℃) so that you don’t have to wait until the batter is ready. Now take the cupcake liners, spray some oil on them, and put them in a 12-count Muffin pan. Keep it aside.
  • Take a bowl and sieve flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. It is done to avoid any lumps in the batter. Whisk them together with a large spoon and keep the dry ingredients aside.
  • Take another bowl, and put butter and sugar as per the quantity mentioned above. Beat on high speed with an electric beater (handheld or stand) for 2 to 3 minutes until it turns smooth and creamy.
  • Scrap down the sides and fold them with a spatula. Add lemon zest and beat them for 1 minute. Now put the egg, yoghurt, and vanilla essence and beat them for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is combined properly with a frothy texture. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula and gently fold the mixture.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients, milk, and lemon juice, into the wet ingredients. Beat them on low speed until the flour is mixed. Don’t over-beat them after adding baking powder, or else the batter will not rise.
  • Now add some chopped blueberries and gently mix them. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries at your convenience. If you are using frozen ones, don’t thaw them but add them directly to the batter.
  • Fill the muffin cups with this batter till the top and gently tap them to release any extra air bubbles.
  • Prepare the crumb topping: Take a small bowl, put flour, lemon zest, brown sugar, and unsalted butter, and mix them with a spoon. Now take the crumb, and place it on the top of each muffin cup. Gently press it down so it won’t topple off while rising.
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake it for 5 minutes at 425℉, then reduce the temperature to 350℉ (177℃) and bake it for 18-20 minutes more. Check with the clean toothpick by inserting it in the center of the baked muffin. If it comes out clean, it’s fully baked, or else bake it for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Take the muffin tray from the oven and transfer the muffin tray to a cooling rack or stand. Wait for 5-10 minutes. You can enjoy it warm or at room temperature.
  • You can garnish it with whipped cream or fresh blueberries or sprinkle powdered sugar before serving.

This is the complete recipe for lemon blueberry muffins. You can check some tips and tricks given at the end. Not only with lemon and blueberry you can also make muffins even if you have bananas, checkout banana chocolate chunk muffins.

How Long Will it Take to Bake the Lemon Blueberry Muffins?

Lemon blueberry muffins take up to 23-25 minutes in baking and 20 minutes for preparing the ingredients. In total, it will take 45-50 minutes for this recipe. You can bake 12 muffins with this recipe.

If you want to bake jumbo-size muffins, bake them for 28-30 minutes. First at 425℉ for 5 minutes and then reduce to 350℉ for 22-25 minutes. You can prepare six large-size muffins.

For mini muffins, bake them for 12-15 minutes at 350℉. You can prepare 36-40 mini muffins in one go.

How to Store the Baked Lemon Blueberry Muffins?

If you have some leftovers, store them and they will stay fresh for 2-3 days. Or you can prepare a large batch to enjoy later by storing them.

You can store it in two ways: Take the baked muffin, wrap them with a thin plastic wrap or with aluminum foil, and keep them on the kitchen counter. It can stay fresh for 2 to 3 days at room temperature.

You can also store them in the refrigerator after wrapping them with plastic film. But yes, make sure to keep it moisture free. Wrap them only when they are completely cool down. This way they will be fresh for up to 1 week.

Can you Freeze Lemon Blueberry Muffins?

Yes, you can freeze lemon blueberry muffins and they will be good for 3 months. If you want to store them for a long time, then you can try this method. But freezing may affect the texture and softness of these muffins, but they still taste delicious and can calm down your cravings.

To freeze them, first, cool them completely. Then wrap each one of them separately with a plastic cling film. Make sure it’s moisture free or they can ruin the muffins. Keep them in aluminium foil and place all of them in an airtight container. Label them with the date to keep track of them.

Put the container in the freezer and leave it there for up to 3 months. After that, the muffins will start decaying so eat them beforehand.

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How to Thaw Lemon Blueberry Muffins?

Thawing them is easy, first, take out the container from the freezer and keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Then take out the plastic wrapping of each muffin, put them on a tray, and keep it on the kitchen counter for 1-2 hours. Let them de-freeze at room temperature. You can serve them as it is or heat them in the oven for 1-2 minutes.

Do not rush it to directly heat the muffins in the oven as they will dry out. After thawing at room temperature, you can enjoy these delicious muffins.

Tips and Tricks to Bake Lemon Blueberry Muffins Perfectly

To bake lemon blueberry muffins perfectly, here are some tips and tricks mentioned to help you. A few alternatives are also given in case you don’t want to use a particular ingredient.

  • Use the same measuring cups and spoons to measure all the ingredients.
  • If you are on diet, use non-fat or low-fat yogurt. You can also try Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • You can use any plant-based milk (soya, almond, or coconut) instead of regular milk.
  • Do not unfreeze the frozen blueberries, add them directly into the mixture.
  • While adding these chopped blueberries, put 1 tablespoon of flour and mix them. This way blueberries won’t slip down at the bottom while baking, and will stay at their place.
  • Keep checking your oven to avoid burning them.
  • You can also add sliced lemon on top of these muffins before putting them into the oven. It will enhance the taste and make them look more exotic.

FAQs on Easy Lemon Blueberry Muffins

1. What is the nutritional value of one standard muffin?

The nutritional value of one muffin is 214 calories with a total fat of 8.1 grams, sodium of 71.6mg, and carbs of around 33.1 grams.  It has a dietary fibre of 0.9 grams, 3 grams of protein, and a total sugar of 17.1 grams.

2. Can we use lemon blueberry muffin batter in other desserts?

Yes, you can use blueberry muffin batter in other desserts. You can prepare peach, cranberry orange, or raspberry muffins with the same batter.

3. Can we use cinnamon powder to prepare lemon blueberry muffins instead of vanilla essence?

Yes, you can use 1 and ½ teaspoons of cinnamon powder in the batter instead of vanilla essence, and enjoy the recipe.

Final Thoughts

This was the recipe for a flavoursome dessert you can bake anytime with simple ingredients and store to enjoy later. Take help from tips and tricks to bake them flawlessly. So, start baking them and share your thoughts or queries in the comment section.

Also, don’t forget to check out our other unique recipes like breakfast muffins, AIP Breakfast Ideas, and many more at our canfoodgobad.com website.


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