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Easy Blueberry Muffins With Lemon

  • Author: Lynnette
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


These muffins are so good! The blueberries are complemented perfectly by lemon and poppy seeds. They are easy to make and come out of the oven crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Exactly how a muffin should be!



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk*
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup blueberries


If you are making your own buttermilk:

  1. Measure out ½ cup of milk
  2. Add 1 tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice to milk
  3. Let sit for 30 minutes

If you are using store bought buttermilk, or have made your own buttermilk:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°
  2. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl and set aside
  4. In a separate bowl whip, the butter until creamy
  5. Add sugar and egg and mix until combined
  6. Add vanilla, lemon juice, and buttermilk and mix *
  7. Add poppy seeds and blueberries to flour bowl
  8. Add the mixed liquid ingredients to flour bowl
  9. Gently fold ingredients together
  10. Use an ice cream scoop or other large spoon to put the muffin batter into the muffin pan
  11. Bake for 20 minutes
  12. Put a thin knife into the muffins to see if they are cooked through, the knife will come out clean
  13. If needed cook muffins for an additional 2 – 3 minutes
  14. Set muffins aside on a cooling rack


You can make your own buttermilk by combining 1 tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice to 1/2 cup of milk

When you mix the milk, lemon juice, and vanilla, it is going to separate slightly, but your muffins should be just fine

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American