Moist Blueberry Muffins

I made some blueberry muffins to brighten up your Thursday!

Ultra moist blueberry muffins made with greek yogurt

This is kind of a big deal, because I am a self proclaimed non-baker. But I’ve been practicing and practicing, and look at me! I made muffins that look like muffins! It took a few batches, but I finally got it right.

There was an unfortunate “baking powder is too old and these muffins didn’t rise and they look more like blueberry cups than blueberry muffins” situation. Nothing a quick trip to the store can’t fix. I’ve since discovered this great tip by David Lebowitz on how to tell if your baking soda is still good. I’ll be using this a lot in the future.

I was so proud of how these turned out, I rewarded myself by eating 3 of these muffins stat. 2 right after they came out of the oven, and a 3rd for dessert that I split open and toasted in the toaster oven. Both smothered in honey butter of course.

Ultra moist blueberry muffins made with greek yogurt

The secret to these muffins is using greek yogurt. It makes these blueberry muffins ultra moist on the inside, but still crispy and brown on the outside. I’ve started to prefer not using muffin liners when making muffins because I love that crispy brown exterior. A good coating of non-stick cooking spray does the trick.

Ultra moist blueberry muffins made with greek yogurt

These are great to make in the spring because blueberries don’t cost a million dollars. I used fresh, but you could easily use frozen. If using frozen, don’t thaw the blueberries, just throw them in still frozen with the dry ingredients. This will prevent them from dying your whole batter blue.

Ultra moist blueberry muffins made with greek yogurt

Don’t be alarmed if the batter seems dry, they cook up perfectly. You can easily divide the batter into the muffin tin using an ice-cream scoop. That will make the tops look very perfect and round looking. I prefer the craggy top look I got with these blueberry muffins by using 2 spoons to rustically plop in the batter.

Ultra moist blueberry muffins made with greek yogurt

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Moist Blueberry Muffins
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (10 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 10 ounces plain nonfat greek yogurt (1-1/4 cup)
  • 11 ounce container fresh blueberries (1-1/2 cups)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with the rack in the middle position.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add in blueberries and toss to combine.
  3. In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk egg for about 20 seconds until it becomes lighter in color and slightly frothy. Add sugar to the egg and whisk to combine. Then add in butter and whisk to combine. Add greek yogurt in 2 steps, whisking until just combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and gently fold until just combined. The batter should look a little dry and stiff, and there may still be a few pockets of dried flour.
  5. Spray a 12 muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the batter evenly, and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Rotate the muffin tin halfway thru baking.
  6. Allow to cool for 1 minute, then invert the mufins on a wire rack to cool for a few more minutes.
  7. Eat warm, or keep an an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Notes
-Can use frozen blueberries instead of fresh. Add to dry ingredients when still frozen.
-Can use muffin liners if preferred

Recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 191 Fat: 4.25g Carbohydrates: 34.3g Sugar: 19.6g Fiber: 1g Protein: 5g

 

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  1. says

    Had no idea about that baking powder trick! Thanks for sharing that…

    And these muffins look amazing! I can’t wait for blueberry season to get here in NY!! I’m with you on not using the ice cream scoop for the batter… I love the tops crackly :)

  2. says

    These look fantastic! I’ve gotten super into baking healthy(-ish) muffins to have on hand for quick breakfasts or snacks during the week, and I think these would make an excellent addition to our repertoire. I’ve made two batches of Irish soda bread muffins since before St. Patrick’s Day, and they definitely hit the spot! And with your honey butter? Ooh yeah.

  3. says

    Natalie, you shouldn’t say that you aren’t good at baking!! These look lovely lady!! Truly! Awesome that you mentioned David Labovitz…love him! This made me worry my baking soda is too old. It seems to last forever, and I bake quite a bit actually. Why don’t they just sell it in smaller containers? I don’t get it haha! I bet the yogurt makes these super moist. I have a pet peeve of dry muffins, and these look far from that. Pinned, thanks :)

  4. says

    LOVE these muffins, Natalie! They’re so big and plump and stuffed to the max with blueberries, just how I like my blueberry muffins! I’m glad you didn’t give up after the first few fails! Love the addition of greek yogurt in these muffins—Gotta try that!

  5. says

    Okay, definitely going to check my baking powder when I get home tonight! And talk about perfect blueberry muffins, Natalie! I have a surplus of Greek yogurt in the fridge – I think blueberry muffins are in my future. :)

    • says

      It was like I read your mind! If there were any left, I would definitely mail them to you. But, these only lasted about 3 days before they were all gone : )

  6. says

    I think you are a great baker – these muffins turned out amazing!! Blueberry muffins are my favorite and I love that you used greek yogurt. Wish I had a few of these in front of me especially with some honey butter – yum!

  7. says

    I sure do love muffins and these look fantastic! Thank goodness blueberries are starting to come down in price so I can start making blueberry goodies again. :) I’m crazy over that honey butter too! What an awesome flavor to pair with almost any morning goodie. :)

  8. says

    Um, these muffins are definite proof that you are a baker or are meant to be one!!! These muffins definitely brightened my day today! Also, thanks for sharing that baking soda trick – I am sure it will come in handy in the near future as I’m always wondering how long that box of soda has been hiding in the pantry :). Now that you whipped up these babies, I can’t wait to see what you’ll be baking up next!

  9. says

    I was hoping a muffin recipe was coming when I saw these in the background of your honey butter post! I love muffins, and these look great! Greek yogurt in muffins is one of my favorite ways to make them – it makes them so moist, and makes me feel less guilty when I eat way more than one….

  10. says

    I have been having a muffin craving lately, so it’s like you read my mind with this post! Can’t beat a classic blueberry muffin, and I love the addition of Greek yogurt in this recipe. I had to laugh when you said in the spring blueberries don’t cost a million dollars. So true! We are big fresh berry eaters, and I have a hard time paying so much for fruit that is gone in less than a day. One more reason I’m glad for the season change.

    I bet these muffins are aaaaaahhhhhmazing with the honey butter! :)

  11. Sybil says

    I made these yesterday for breakfast, they were great.
    I made half the quantity as it’s just for my husband and myself. We had 2 each out of the oven and ate the rest this morning (6 total).
    I reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, and used half organic whole wheat pastry flour and half organic sprouted spelt flour as I don’t believe in all-purpose flour (pretty devoid of nutrients).
    I will make them again!

    • says

      What a great idea Sybil! The tricky thing with these muffins is you have so many left over if you’re making it for just 2 people. I’ll have to try that next time. Otherwise I’m giving lots of extra muffins to my neighbors : )

      And I love that you used whole wheat pastry flour and half sprouted spelt flour. Makes them even healthier. I’ll have to try that next time too!

      Have a great rest of your day, and so glad you like the muffins : )

  12. Elise says

    Last weekend I was out of milk but I had some blueberries fresh from the farmers market and I wanted to make some muffins. I had some Greek yogurt in the fridge so I searched for blueberry muffins with Greek yogurt and found this recipe. They were absolutely fabulous. I’m dumping my old recipe for this one.

    • says

      I am so happy to hear that Elise! I just love this recipe. The muffins come out perfect every time. Thanks for letting me know, you just made my day! Hope you have a great rest of your week : )

  13. Valerie says

    My boyfriend has been begging for blueberry muffins since I moved in, so I decided to give these a try (despite having a dismal muffin-baking history!). Substituted vanilla for the plain greek yogurt since it was all I had on hand, but otherwise stuck to the recipe and these came out great! Not too sweet. At least I think so…we’ll see how he feels when he rolls out of bed in a few minutes to warm muffins fresh from the oven. What guy could complain about that?

    • says

      I am so happy to hear that Valerie! And I’m just like you, I am not a great baker, but luckily these blueberry muffins turn out great every time. Great idea using vanilla yogurt! Bet it gives it even more vanilla flavor, I want to try that next time! I really hope your boyfriend liked these. I bet you made his day!

      Thank you so much for letting me know you tried my recipe! You just made my day. Hope you have a great weekend, and come back to visit : )

  14. Sara says

    These were amazing! I made them tonight for my family and this will be my go to recipe for blueberry muffins from now on. Thank you!!

    • says

      I am so happy to hear that Sara! Aren’t they good? I may be biased, but these are the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever had. Thank you SO much for letting me know, you just made my night! Seriously. Smiling from ear to ear : )

      Virtual hugs to you and your family! Enjoy those muffins!

  15. Ksenia says

    These came out exactly like in the picture! Very moist and fluffy, even though I messed up mixing wet ingredients properly – just kinda threw everything in at the same time. I also used lemon yogurt and added a dash of vanilla extract – personal preference. Muffins turned out amazing!

  16. Coco says

    I made these muffins yesterday morning for my husband to have on the way to the football game. They have a lovely crumb and the flavor was so nice. Today I made them with 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 6 thick cut slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled into the dry ingredients. PERFECT. This is a an easy and delicious recipe that I hope to use as a base for further exploration.
    Thank you.

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