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The BEST Blueberry Muffins

6 Blueberry Muffins in Tin

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The perfect blueberry muffin is a thing of beauty. It’s sweet and flavorful, with slightly tart blueberries evenly spread throughout.

We made the 5 highest rated muffin recipes we could find online, as well as 2 recipes of our own. In total, we tested (ate) almost 100 muffins – and we think we’ve finally found a winner.

 

While different recipes have their own advantages, we want a muffin that is great on all fronts. Some people may prefer any of the great recipes we tested, particularly if you don’t have all the ingredients necessary for our recipe. On the other hand, if you just want to make the best blueberry muffins you’ve ever had, skip this article and click the button below.

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The Winner

Our favorite recipe is from Once Upon A Chef. The muffin did just about everything well. The batter was flavorful and the addition of almond extract made for a more well rounded flavor than recipes that only used vanilla. This batch of muffins also weren’t as over-the-top sweet as some of the other recipes we reviewed.

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Runner Up

If you prefer a sweeter muffin or you don’t have almond extract, Food.’s recipe is also excellent. In fact, this is probably many people’s idea of the perfect muffin. We promise you will not be disappointed with this recipe!

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Top Down View of Blueberry Muffin on Black Plate

How We Decided

To rate each recipe, we cooked a batch of muffins according to the recipe without any modifications. The perfect blueberry muffin is moist with a rich, flavorful batter. Blueberries should be evenly distributed throughout the muffin.

Describe the factors that make this good or bad. For example, the best blueberry muffin will have a flavorful batter, evenly distributed blueberries, be well balanced. Acknowledge what might be preference and is not considered. For example, a crumble on top is a matter of personal preference and is only considered how it impacts the whole muffin. (this would be a good opportunity to internal-link gratuitously. “If you want to add a crumble to any of these muffins that don’t have one, check out our muffin crumble topping recipe here). 

Give the technicals – we picked the recipes that a random google-searcher was most likely to encounter when looking to make blueberry muffins. We threw out any recipe with fewer than 400 ratings or an average score lower that 4.6/5. 

This led us to cook 5 of the best rated, most reviewed recipes we could find, as well as 2 recipes of our own. In total, we made (and ate) almost 100 blueberry muffins. 

Recipes We Reviewed

Once Upon A Chef

Best Blueberry Muffins

The Internet’s Rating: 5/5

Reviews: 1147

4.5/5

These were fantastic with the almond extract giving this batch a well rounded, slightly more complex flavor. Bonus points: they pulled away from the paper muffin cups easily and had even moisture throughout the muffin.

Food.

The Sweetest Blueberry Muffins

The Internet’s Rating: 4.9/5

Reviews: 491

4.5/5

The title of this recipe is accurate – these turned out very sweet. They have quite a bit of sugar, but also get additional sweetness from lemon zest. Many people with a preference towards sweet flavors will prefer these to the recipe above. 

Sweet C's

Best Easy Blueberry Muffins

The Internet’s Rating: 4.5/5

Reviews: 354

4/5

These muffins had a good but simple flavor. Their most notable feature is the crispy muffin top which comes from adjusting the temperature of the oven right as you’re putting the tins in.

New York Times Cooking

Jordan Marsh’s Blueberry Muffins

The Internet’s Rating: 5/5

Reviews: 4078

4/5

This recipe get’s bonus points for having a cool back story, and the muffins themselves are pretty good as well. They were moist when they came out of the oven and stayed moist. This recipe is a great option if you’re baking 2+ days in advance.

All Recipes

To Die for Blueberry Muffins

The Internet’s Rating: 4.6/5

Reviews: 10,000+

2/5

Unfortunately, this recipe failed to live up to the high expectations set by its high average rating and many reviews. The muffin itself was bland and the batter was too thin to support the blueberries evenly as the batch cooked. Many of the high ratings on the original recipe suggest modifications, but these are underwhelming if you bake them according to the recipe. 

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