Blueberry Muffins

Jul 18, 2011 by

My children are aware that I can cook and bake so it does not surprise me anymore when they request (or demand) that I make something for them. Not buy. Make. Blueberry muffins were requested of me this time. I grabbed my Cupcakes & Muffin Recipe Book and got to work. I love that the recipes are simple and that I have so many to choose from – 200, in fact. This is actually a condensed version of the book. The larger book had 1000.  They tasted great and as usual, disappeared overnight.


6 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled

2 Cups All Purpose, Unbleached Flour

1 Tbsp Baking Powder

A Pinch of salt

1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar

1 Cup Blueberries (I used fresh, but you could use frozen too)

2 Eggs

1 Cup Milk

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Finely grated rind of 1 lemon



I recently purchased a muffin tray with square compartments instead of the traditional circles so I was happy to use it. I like different.

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 12 hole muffin pan. Sift together flour,  baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and blueberries.

Place eggs in a large bowl and beat lightly, then beat in the milk, oil, vanilla and lemon rind. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten ingredients. Stir until just combined – do not overmix! This will cause the muffins to have a very firm texture. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan, divided evenly.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until well risen, golden brown, and firm to the touch. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.



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  1. Sonia

    Any nutritional information on these?

    • lovelypantry

      Sorry Sonia, this book that I found this recipe in does not provide that information. :-( It can’t be bad though. Afterall – I’m baking it for my family :-)

  2. I LOVE the square muffin. I haven’t seen tins like this, but I will definitely have to search them out :)

    • lovelypantry

      Rachel, its such a delight to see muffins in a different way that is still visually appealing. I picked up one a while back. They don’t seem hard to find. I’ve added one to my Amazon store. But I’m sure if you search, you’ll definitely find it in a store like I did.

  3. Home-made muffins are a hit here, too. Like everyone else I’m totally wow’d by the square tins. I live in Oz so doubt I’ll find anything similar. Amazon, here I come!

    • Its out there somewhere! At first I wondered it these trays were for a specific baked treat but then decided that I’d use it how I wanted lol It worked out well! Happy square tin hunting. So glad you stopped by! :-)