Lemon Blueberry Muffins

March 25, 2013 by Ali

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So, pretty sure we just had our 500th winter storm of the year here in KC this past weekend.

Ok, maybe it was just our fourth. But still, we have had so much snow this year!

This is fabulous news to my pup, Henry. He is convinced that a yard full of soft fluffy powder it is the best thing since Beggin-Strips. It’s like watching a little kid at Christmas each time I open the door to a new snowfall. He stops in his tracks and looks at it — cocks his head to the side and looks back at me see it if’s true — wags his little tail — and then literally LEAPS into the snow. And then of course, he does wind sprints and rolls around and nose-dives into the powder, runs to play with any dogs nearby, and proceeds to cake snow clumps on every little pieces of his fur until I drag him back inside. Henry loves snow!

I, however, am perfectly happy to admire it outside the windows from the warm comfort of my loft. And I especially love baking something warm and sweet to celebrate a snow day! I have been craving some fresh blueberry muffins lately, but happened to have a huge batch of lemons nearby. (Since Dr. Oz seemed to recently confirm that my addiction to lemon water is not a bad thing!) So I decided to go a little “zesty” and make some Lemon Blueberry Muffins with a sweet streusel topping. They couldn’t have been more wonderful!

I absolutely love making muffins with fresh blueberries that literally gush with their sweet juice. And the addition of the fresh lemons and crumbly topping made these feel all the fresher. Even with all of that snow on the ground, they made me almost believe that it’s Spring!

I decided to share the love since I think muffins are always best fresh out of the oven and took them around the halls to share with my neighbors, and they got great reviews. ”Fluffy”, “sweet”, and “out of this world GOOD” were some of the comments. :)

So whether it’s a snow day or a warm summer day, hope you enjoy these!

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A quick pic of my little snow-caked pup from our time at the dog park yesterday. I think he was more interested in looking at his 4-legged girlfriend, Veda, than at the camera… :)

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 14-16 muffins


    Muffin Ingredients:
  • streusel topping (see ingredients below)
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups + 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 7 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. loosely-packed lemon zest
  • Stresuel Topping Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar


To Make The Muffins:

Preheat oven to 350º. Line a baking pan (or two if needed) with 16 paper liners, or grease with cooking spray.

Prepare the streusel topping according to instructions below.

In a small mixing bowl, toss blueberries with 3 Tbsp. flour until blueberries are coated. Use a slotted spoon to remove blueberries and shake off any excess flour. Set aside.

In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl (or an electric stand mixer), whisk together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and continue whisking until smooth. Fold in flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined. Carefully stir in blueberries.

Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full of batter. Sprinkle each cup of batter with about 1 Tbsp. streusel topping.

Bake at 350º for 20 to 25 min, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Let muffins cool for a few minutes in the muffin pan before removing to cool on a wire rack. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

To Make Streusel Topping:

Whisk together all ingredients until combined and mixture is crumbly.

Kitchen Tip: To learn how to fill muffin liners evenly, check out this quick tutorial!

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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63 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Muffins

  1. So attracting & delicious recipe. My Mom definitely loved when i make it

    - foodgigo

  2. My mom wanted something with blueberries and asked me to bake something…and as a good daughter I know that she loves everything with lemon.
    So I was looking for a recipe with just a hint of lemon. Not too much because it was about the blueberries in the first place right?! ;) haha
    And I have to say…WOW! Loooooove them and my mom LOOOOOOVES them!!!
    Skipped the Streusel though ’cause my mom doesn’t like Streusel but the crust turned out soooo awesome…. left them in the oven ’til the crust turned brown -> crunshy heaven!
    THANK YOU!!!!! :)

    - Lia

  3. I was visiting my parents and Saturday woke up to my mom saying I should make lemon blueberry muffins. I googled, yours popped up and knew it would be a safe one to try…and it was delicious! Those muffins disappeared in 5 minutes flat and everyone was sad there weren’t more. Thanks for dependable delicious recipes!

    - Jamie

  4. Hi

    I just found you today on Pinterest. I’m so excited to make so many of your recipes. I made these muffins today and they were DELICIOUS! I had Meyer lemons on hand and used those instead of regular lemons and the muffins are soooo good! Kids loved them, hubby loved them and most of all I loved them. Thanks for sharing

    - Sabrina

  5. I made these last week and they were DELICIOUS.
    But I do have a question…
    Mine did not come out very pretty. When I mixed the liquids, it curdled; I’m assuming because of the lemon juice and milk, possibly. When I took them out of the oven they didn’t rise much and were full of holes on top. Did I over mix or something? If you have any thoughts I would love to hear them. I want to make these again real soon!
    Thanks for the awesome recipe, by the way.

    - Erika

  6. These were delicious. I added a ribbon of cream cheese, and substituted some stevia for sugar.

    - kim

  7. I made these earlier this week and they are the absolutely perfect! Very moist and decadent. I will be making them again and again for years to come!! Thanks for sharing :)

    - Amanda

  8. This looks so good! love the vibrant colors to.
    I was wondering can I use tined berries in this recepie instead of fresh ones? Thabk you

    - Rasha

  9. This recipe is awesome!!! So much lemony goodness. I substituted yogurt for milk and they turned out great!

    - Michelle

  10. Made these this morning and they were delicious! Perfect amount of lemon. Thanks for sharing!

    - Leslie

  11. I made these last night and they were DELICIOUS!!!! I wish I could say mine looked as pretty as yours but they fell flat on the muffin pan. Not sure what happened because I usually have baking successes. Any suggestions on what I could have done wrong? My husband and kiddos could care less what they looked like though because they were that good!!! Thanks for the great recipe. I posted a little blurb about it on my blog and linked back to your page. :)

    - Amy

  12. I’d love to make these in a loaf, either mini or full sized. Any advice for making the conversion?

    - Christie

  13. these so so amazing and I am in the process of making them right now. However, I have a question about the finished batter, is it suppose to be liquidy meaning a little runny to be able to pour or is it suppose to be thick and put in liners with a spoon? I followed the directions to the tee and my batter is thick and I had to use a spoon and my finger to push it off. Thanks for any tips, I love blueberry muffin especially with lemon!

    - Bobbie

    • Mine was the same – very thick. I also used half whole wheat flour and that may have contributed to the batter being somewhat thick as well. They still turned out great though! I’m nine months pregnant and had a moment of baking motivation, which are rare these days. :) I’m glad I did – delicious late morning breakfast! My little girls wolfed them down too. :)

      - Robyn

  14. I made these yesterday. Turned out great! Very delicious and pretty easy to make!

    - Mjhjane

  15. Do you think the muffins would turnout just as fabulous if I used gluten free flour? I have a family member who is gluten sensitive and I want to make the muffins for Easter brunch.

    - Melissa

  16. I found your blog and pinterest and I just LOVE your stuff! This recipe looks AMAZING! I was also excited to see your in the KC area too! Now I know I won’t have any problems finding any ingredients you use!!!!

    - Rachel E.

  17. That is such a cute photo of you and your pup! But I can totally tell that’s eyeing Veda.

    And these muffins – YES! If only I could wake up to this every morning!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  18. Blueberry muffins are one of my faves — totally drooling over these right now. And I love those little muffin/cupcake pedestals!

    - Tara @ Unsophisticook

  19. Anything with streusel…count me in!

    - Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

  20. What a fabulous photo of you and Henry!! And I completely hear you about all the snow…it’s time to be done already! I’m loving your muffins, gorgeous and zesty and delish!

    - Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

  21. What a cute little guy! Don’t you just love dogs? Coco loves the snow too – maybe it’s something about short dogs. Thanks for another great recipe!

    - Marly

  22. These muffins have the perfect flavor combination, just wonderful :) the lemon zest gracing the top is so perfect.

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  23. Muffins are my favorite breakfast, these looks so wonderful! Love the photo of you and your doggy-so cute!

    - Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

  24. AWW! Cute picture of you and Henry! :D You should definitely post more doggie pictures.

    And these muffins look incredible! Love the bursts of blue and the lemon zest. A blueberry muffins without lemon is just… not the same.

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  25. I love to add lemon zest, it gives a special taste. And fresh berries… this muffins look like a spring recipe for me, hahaha, not a celebration of another snowy day :)

    - Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

  26. one of my favorite combinations in a muffin! these just scream spring to me! i wish it’d stop snowing already :)

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  27. You and your dog are so cute together! It makes me long for a furry friend of my own. I can believe these muffins got such high remarks, they look delicious!

    - Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry

  28. Beautiful muffins, lemon blueberry is one of my favorite combos!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  29. These look wonderful! Streusel really makes muffins feel special. :)

    - sara

  30. Omg… These muffins are calling my name! Anything that says lemon and blueberry is a instant winner! Gorgeous shots and I love that pan!

    - Laurie {SimplyScratch}

  31. You are way cuter than the muffins and the doggie! :) Lovely Easter morn recipe! :)

    - Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer

  32. Wow, those look so lovely. I love the specks from the lemon zest. What a way to turn up classic blueberry muffins!

    - Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

  33. These are beautiful muffins!! And that’s such a cute pic of you and your pup :)

    - Sues

  34. “out of this world good” – i can believe it Ali! They look wonderful. PS: I love your scarf! So colorful and pretty – not to mention, warm!

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  35. so I’m not the only one dealing with a “perfect start to Spring”! Lol. These muffins look amazing, looove lemon zest! Thanks for sharing ;)

    - Sarah @ Miss Candiquik

  36. Those muffins are so pretty…love the added touch of lemon zest on top! Great pic of you and your puppy too! ;)

    - Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl

  37. Your little pup! I’m dying! Adorable!

    Not sure it gets better than lemon and blueberry. These are the prettiest muffins ever!

    - Marie @ Little Kitchie

  38. We just woke up to 4 inches of snow this morning. Happy spring? I love that photo of you and your pup. He’s adorable! And I’m sure you hear this a lot but you have such pretty eyes :)

    I would give anything to have some of these muffins for breakfast right now.

    - Jen @ Savory Simple

  39. These muffins look bright and sunny…quite the opposite of your weather! I have a bag of Meyer lemons on my counter and I’m trying to decide what to make with them. These muffins would be perfect!

    - marcie@flavorthemoments

  40. Wowee, even with all the snow outside I believe these muffins will herald in the arrival of spring beautifully :) Fingers crossed I can find some blueberries somewhere, or I will just have to resort to drooling at the screen for ever!! (Spain doesn’t seem to like berries-very sad I know)x x

    - Ibbs

  41. I love baking on snow days too! I’m perfectly content to stay inside where it’s warm and watch it all happen :) Is there a better combo than lemon and blueberry? They’re meant to be! These muffins look fantastic!

    - Tracey

  42. Oh girl, I heard about your storm! And we haven’t had any snow here in the mountains of NC. Weird! Fabulous muffins…

    - Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

  43. OMG! I love the pic of Henry and you! So precious. I seriously can’t believe all of this snow. I’m so ready for spring to be more consistent. Thank goodness there are lemon blueberry muffins to keep me occupied!

    - Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

  44. Oh these look so good! Blueberry muffins are my FAVORITE!

    - Tieghan

  45. My mom just gifted me with LOTS of frozen blueberries. The blueberry baking is about to go way way up in my house!

    - Victoria

  46. That shot of you and Henry is priceless. So fun! I love these muffins. I have such a thing for lemon and blueberry!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  47. I love how generous you are with the blueberries, your muffins look stunning Ali. It’s so hard to buy good ones in France so it’s always better when I make them by myself.

    xx Alice from Le Grumeau

    - Le Grumeau

  48. I made similar muffins this weekend for a friend visiting – perfect for spring even though it doesn’t look like spring outside. ;-)

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl