Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 32 mins
  • Yield: 12muffins
  • Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cupsugar( plus)
  • 2tablespoonssugar
  • 2teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cupwalnuts, chopped
  • 1teaspoonlemon zest, grated
  • 1largeegg
  • 1cupmilk
  • 4tablespoons butter or 4tablespoonsmargarine, melted
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 1 1/2 cupsblueberries
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
  • In alarge bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stirin walnuts and lemon peel.
  • In a small bowl beat egg, milk,butter and vanilla.
  • Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients andstir just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).Fold in blueberries.
  • Spoon into muffin cups and bake 20 to 22minutes or until tops are golden.
  • Reviews

  • “Very yummy muffins.I tripled the amount of lemon rind to be added, and the result was wonderful.Very easy to make, and the blueberries remain whole and plump.”

  • “This was my first try at muffins from scratch and they were TERRIFIC! Easy to make too!”

  • “mild, lightly sweet, lovely texture and crumb!”

  • “I really enjoyed this recipe! I just made them they’re not even “cool” yet but they are very yummy! I am a “it smell’s done” kind of baker so I baked it at 350 for about 20- 24 min. I did not use paper baking cups but they popped right out with a little spray. ALSO I did not have fresh lemon or blueberries! Frozen blueberries and (roughly guessing) a tablespoon of lemon juice still worked very nicely! I’ll use this recipe again!”

  • “I wanted to make mini muffins for a class snack and gave these a whirl.The only change I made to the recipe was to use the mini muffin pan with paper liners.I would not recommend this change – Completely stuck to the paper and a bit rubbery.Perhaps I’ll give them another try (as large muffins) given all the rave reviews.”

  • “Definately a winner! (Not that I had any doubts.) Used zest of 1 small lemon and added the juice of 1/2 of it, as recommened by others. Substituted chopped toasted hazelnuts for the walnuts, which added a nice finishing flavor to the intial lemon, and bluberry mid-flavor. Will be my new go-to recipe for blueberry muffins.”

  • “After reading a couple of reviews, I added more lemon zest and added some lemon juice to the mix.They came out oh so moist and so tasty!Made 14 muffins that I baked at 350F for about 25 minutes. Thanks Tonkcats!”

  • “Yummy muffins!”

  • “Really quite an excellent muffin. I followed the recipe as written with the exception of the lemon zest, which I increased slightly to accommodate the entire lemon.I also used only the 1/2 cup sugar in the batter and sprinkled the remaining 2 Tbs over the uncooked muffins before putting in the oven. My husband, who is a lemon aficionado, absolutely loved them.Top notch Tonkcats!”

  • “These muffins were fabulous.I used whole wheat flour and took everyone’s suggestions about using all the lemon peel, the lemon juice, and the lemon extract.The lemony flavor was a great accent to the blueberries.”

  • “These were so yummy! Based on some of the other reviews (and the desire to make these as lemony as possible), I substituted lemon extract for the vanilla, used the entire lemon zest, and mixed the juice of the lemon into the egg mixture (it curdled and frothed, but it blended fine and the muffins came out perfect). I didn’t use walnuts, and I used fresh instead of frozen blueberries. So lots of little changes. I’m going to have to experiment with the original recipe to see which I like better! My muffins took a little longer to brown on top (about 26 minutes in total), probably because of the extra liquid.”

  • “I have made this recipe several times now, and it’s been wonderful every time.As other commenters suggested, I used the whole lemon – the entire zest in the muffins, and then the juice as well.The muffins taste delightfully fresh and they even look pretty.”

  • “I made two batches of these yesterday.Right out from the oven, I was unimpressed:the muffins seemed dry.HOWEVER, I left the muffins in a ziplock overnight.This morning they are TERRIFIC.I think that the overnight ziplock treatment helped redistribute the moisture.I did not use lemon zest.Instead, I squeezed a half-lemon into the batter.Also, the batter SEEMED very wet, but it cooked up beautifully.I am going to make more today.”

  • “I changed the vanilla extract to lemon and squeezed some fresh lemon juice. All my blueberries sunk to the bottom but it was still good :)”

  • “I doubled the recipe and added the juice of one small freshly squeezed lemon.These have been a hit every time I made them.”

  • “Very good recipe! Easy to make, bluberries remain whole. I would have used more sugar”

  • “Delicious recipe.I’ve made it twice. Easy to make.The second time,I doubled the amount of lemon rind, plus I sqeezed a bit of juice into the mix as well. Definatly a keeper. Thank for posting.”

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