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ultimate blueberry muffins

★★★★★ 18
a recipe by
Patti Barrett
Harvard, IL

The secret's in the sour cream and you must follow the steps precisely. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Bakery quality at home. These are not overly sweet and two cups of blueberries are most adequate, but feel free to load them up. :)

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When we first saw this blueberry muffin recipe we thought everything was wrong. There was too much sour cream, the temperature was too high and there was too much batter. Boy, we have never been happier to be wrong. This is an amazing blueberry muffin - bakery quality. It's tender and moist with blueberries in every bite. Use all the batter when filling the cupcake tins and after they're baked you have the perfect muffin top. The sugary topping is perfect on top. These are delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 18
serves 24
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ultimate blueberry muffins

  • 4
  • 2 c
    white sugar, plus extra for tops
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    spooned and leveled flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 2 or 3 c
    fresh blueberries

How To Make ultimate blueberry muffins

  • Slowly adding sugar to beaten butter and eggs.
    Preheat oven to 400F. Beat eggs with a mixer for 2 minutes. Then gradually add white sugar until combined.
  • Slowly adding oil.
    Slowly add oil while continuing to beat until well combined.
  • Stirring in vanilla extract.
    Now "stir" in vanilla extract.
  • Dry ingredients combined in a bowl.
    In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Adding sour cream to the batter.
    Alternating between flour mixture and sour cream, gradually "stir" them into the egg mixture. Combine well but not excessively.
  • Folding in the blueberries.
    Gently fold in blueberries.
  • Blueberry muffin batter in muffin tins.
    Pour into prepared muffin tins (greased and floured or paper-lined) filled to level.
  • Sprinkling sugar on top of batter.
    Sprinkle liberally with remaining extra sugar.
  • Blueberry muffins baked until golden brown.
    Bake for 20-25 minutes until nicely browned and spring back when touched.