Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 35 MINUTES
total time: 40 MINUTES

The Best Easy Jumbo Blueberry Muffins Recipe - delicious easy jumbo blueberry muffins that taste better than a bakery and a family favorite



  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (can use lemon zest instead for even more flavor)
  • ½ cup buttermilk (can use milk if you don't have buttermilk on hand, but we love the flavor buttermilk provides to this recipe)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups blueberries; or 2 cups frozen blueberries, thawed; or 2 cups rehydrated blueberries (we often use dehydrated blueberries since they don't sink when mixing, as pictured in this post)
  • 3 teaspoons sanding sugar
  • optional: 2 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together the butter and 1 ¼ cups sugar until it becomes light and fluffy, preferably in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer.
  3. Add in the eggs, one by one, making sure you beat well after each addition.
  4. Stir in vanilla, lemon juice, and buttermilk and mix well to combine.
  5. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into to the sugar, buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Using a sifter will help to reduce clumping and prevent you from overworking muffins.
  6. In a small bowl, lightly mash/smush about half of the blueberries with the back of a spoon (sort of like muddling mint in a drink) and then stir into the batter.
  7. Fold in the remaining blueberries. We also like to save a couple to drop right on the tops of the muffins.
  8. Line a 6 cup jumbo muffin tin or 12 cup standard muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  9. Fill with batter - leave ⅓ muffin tin/liner for muffins to rise above.
  10. Sprinkle the 3 teaspoons sanding sugar over the tops of the muffins, reduce oven heat to 375, and bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.
  11. Optional: Reserve sanding sugar until end of cooking. In final 10 minutes of baking, brush tops of muffin with melted butter. Top with sanding sugar. Continue baking until cooked until toothpick inserted comes out completely clean.
  12. Remove muffins from tin and cool at least 30 minutes.
  13. Enjoy!