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8 lemon blueberry muffins on a wire rack


  • Author: Zoha
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 muffins


An easy one-bowl recipe to make better-than-bakery, light, moist and fluffy lemon blueberry muffins!


  • *3/4 cup granulated sugar (155g)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (56g)
  • 1/4 cup neutral tasting oil (50g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour (can be substituted by 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour and 1/4 cup cornstarch) (210g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cups sour cream (180g)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries (can increase to 2 cups if desired)
  • 2-3 tbsp granulated sugar & 1/2 tsp cinnamon to sprinkle on the top


  • Preheat oven to 375F (conventional) and prepare a muffin tray by lining 8 cups with butter (and liners if needed)
  • Add lemon zest to the sugar in a large bowl and massage with your hands until it looks fluffy
  • Add the melted butter, oil and vanilla, and whisk for 1 minute
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix to combine. Whisk for another minute so the batter is more airy
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fold gently with a rubber spatula until combined. The batter will be quite thick
  • Add the sour cream and fold until combined. The batter will now be more pourable
  • Add a spoon of batter into each muffin cup (8 total) - this will prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom
  • Now fold the blueberries in the remaining batter
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 8 cups
  • Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar mixture
  • Bake at 375F for ~25 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached
  • Enjoy!


  • These muffins are not very sweet. If you want them to be sweeter or have blueberries that are more sour, you can increase the sugar to 1 cup
  • You can adjust the quantity of blueberries as desired
  • See FAQs for how to make diy sour cream if needed
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Easy lemon blueberry muffins