Best Ever Blueberry Muffins!

13 Oct

These muffins are really good.  For some reason they always turn out better than I would expect??? I always buy blueberries when they are on special and keep them in the freezer so I can whip up a batch of these muffins whenever I want.


  • 2 cups plain flour (or 1 plain flour and 1 wholemeal flour)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½  tsp salt
  • ¾  cup sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½  cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Cinnamon sugar:

  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Oven: preheat to 220.C


In a large bowl place the first 5 ingredients.  In another bowl warm the butter until just melted, then add the milk and egg.  Then quickly beat together.   (the reason that you do not want to have the butter too hot is that you do not want to scramble the egg when you add it in)

Place the dry mixture and the blueberries into the bowl with the liquids.  Gently mix until just combined.  Do not over mix!!  Place mixture into muffin tray and sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the muffins before you place them in the oven.  I am usually very generous with my sprinkling as I like the texture the sugar gives to the top of the muffin.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.  If you use frozen berries they make take a few minutes longer.


I usually do not like ‘white’ muffins so I usually use wholemeal flour in my muffins recipes.  However for some reason these are really nice, it may be because of the cinnamon. When I did put wholemeal flour in this recipe it was a disaster.  All of the blueberries sunk to the bottom of the muffin tin and they where hard as rocks.  I think that the wholemeal flour that I got here in Singapore is a lot denser than the type I have used back in NZ.  So I am on the lookout for some good quality wholemeal flour, I may go and look at the organic shops.

Adapted from:  My Cookbook which I think came from my Mums cookbook which probably came from some great Kiwi Cook in NZ.


2 Responses to “Best Ever Blueberry Muffins!”

  1. Jojo October 26, 2011 at 5:26 am #

    Thanks so much for posting this – I’ve been craving them ever since I tried yours….! I have a couple blueberry muffin recipes but this is the BEST!!
    I tried doing a dairy-free version yesterday substituting rice milk and an olive oil spread for butter and they turned out great.

    • expat kiwi cook October 26, 2011 at 6:18 am #

      no worries Jo, I am so pleased to hear the dairy free version worked out. I will have to try it next time I make them. I am always conscious of using too much butter in my baking.

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