I love you berry much………blueberry muffins and smoothies

With fresh dark blueberries in the fridge and an affection for muffins, I just had to try Mary Berry’s blueberry muffins recipe.

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Ingredients

250g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

50g softened butter

75g caster sugar

175g blueberries

Grated rind of 1 lemon

2 large eggs

250ml milk

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200c/Fan 180c/Gas 6.  Place muffin cases in a 12-hole muffin tin
  • Measure the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, blueberries and the grated lemon rind.
  • Mix together the eggs and milk, then pour the mixture all in one go into the dry ingredients. Mix quickly to blend.  The mixture should have a lumpy consistency.  Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins or paper cases, filling almost to the top.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20-25 minutes until well risen, golden and firm to the touch. Leave to cool for a few minutes in the tray, then lift out the paper cases and cool the muffins for a few minutes on a wire rack.  Serve warm.

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I’m so impressed with these blueberry muffins – nicely brown on top and light and gooey on the inside.

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The cooked blueberries lend a deep purple-blue hue to my muffins.

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Blueberries have great nutritious qualities, they are loaded with anthocyanin, which give the berries their blue colour and high levels of antioxidants.  Blueberries also make nutritious, lavender-hued smoothies. Slice a banana into your blender, add blueberries and strawberries. Pour in apple juice to make the consistency you like and whizz until smooth. Toss a few extra fruits on top and serve.  The perfect breakfast with your warm blueberry muffin.

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And not to waste those luscious lemons as lemon water flushes out toxins and is extremely beneficial for the body, while I waited for the muffins to cook I indulged in my daily lemon water.

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Keep smiling

Claire

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139 Responses to I love you berry much………blueberry muffins and smoothies

  1. Elizabeth O. says:

    I love blueberries but I haven’t tried making muffins. I don’t think I’m that good of a baker or I’m just too afraid. Lol. Thanks for sharing! Made my mouth water!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Homemade blueberry muffins are my favorite!! I love the warm right out of the oven.

  3. jenny says:

    I love blueberries with everything, such a great superfood.

  4. Jason Young says:

    Blueberry muffins are my favourite but I never tried making them at home. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Coupon Diva (@RealCouponDiva) says:

    they look SO good – i wish i could eat them right off the page! 🙂

  6. Pearliza Paguio says:

    I also love blueberry muffins! I have this one store that i always buy some together with some donuts and coffee. ^_^

  7. webgal147 says:

    These look delicious. I am definitely going to try this recipe out. Thanks for posting it.

  8. PERFECT! I love blueberry muffins and smoothies 🙂

  9. I love it BERRYmuch. Look so yummy!

  10. Emily Jayne says:

    Ooh these look delicious! I haven’t made blueberry muffins for ages, but this has me craving them!

  11. LinkedMoms says:

    I could easily see all of us making these. Blueberries are great for everybody. Such powerful antioxidants!!

  12. Jeypi Kyu says:

    I remember my big brother baking a blueberry cheesecake few years back when I was living in the province. This one reminded me of that. It seems that I need to learn how to bake on my own now. Hehe. I better bookmark this page so when I decide to make one, I’ll be able to easily find the steps.

  13. Katherine G says:

    I love blueberry muffins! These muffins look so delicious. I actually wish I could grab one through my screen. I’ll just have to settle for making some when I get a chance.

  14. Still haven’t bought lemons for lemon water yet! Thanks for reminding me 🙂 These muffins look so tasty 🙂 The size looks much more manageable than a normal muffin too!

  15. Tori Gabriel says:

    I think my Toddler would absolutely love to make these as she’s a big blueberry fan. This would be a fun Halloween daytime activity. X

  16. Ari Adams says:

    These look delicious! Blueberry muffins are a favorite in my home. Trying out this recipe very soon!

  17. These look so delicious. I love fresh blueberries! Will definitely add this recipe to our collection of blueberry muffin recipes!

  18. danavento says:

    I love blueberry muffins a set of my boys. I’m going to have to try to make it again and then add a hot lemon water

  19. tara pittman says:

    My blueberries never last long enough to make it to muffins. My boys eat them up fast.

  20. Urvi says:

    I am crazy for blueberry muffins. It looks so yummy. Can’t control myself

  21. Natasha says:

    I love blueberry muffins, they’re my favourite type. I’m a sucker for supermarket bought muffins though, oooops!

  22. logancan says:

    I love blueberry muffins! These look so delicious!

  23. I love Blueberry Muffins and smoothies for that matter. I have not made this recipe before, but I will definitely have to try it. These look delicious!

  24. These look really good! I’ve never baked with fresh blueberries (just the canned stuff) but I think the kids would really like something like this. Thanks!

  25. Becca Ludlum says:

    Yum! I love blueberries and these look so delicious right about now!

  26. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh my goodness those muffins they look amazing <3 I want to grab one through the screen. x

  27. I am a real sucker for a lovely cake. These look simply amazing. I will have to give them a try.

  28. blythea (Prime Beauty Blog) says:

    As I kid, I never would have eaten a blueberry, but they have grown on me as an adult. I love how good they are for you, and those blueberry muffins look divine.

  29. ronnkelly3 says:

    I love Blueberry Muffins and these look so good. This post has be craving them now!

  30. Ickle Pickle says:

    I love blueberry muffins but have never made any. These look so delicious, I must try them. Kaz x

  31. BloggerMummyLauren says:

    I’ve never been a fan of blueberries but my goodness do they look tasty! Maybe I will try baking these with the kids and try one, I might surprise myself!

  32. michelle says:

    Blueberry muffins are a breakfast staple for me because I love them so much!

  33. I’m a sucker for a good blueberry muffin and this looks amazing!

  34. I LOVE blueberry muffins and these look lush! Right now we have 4 more Pumpkins to get through though :p

  35. and I love you berry much for sharing this recipe! I love blueberry muffins

  36. Liz Mays says:

    I wish I could wake up to some of these muffins tomorrow. I could use some blueberries in my life!

  37. I love the pun you used here haha..
    anyway that muffin looks really scrumptious .. I would love to pair it with a hot chocolate or coffee… yum yum

  38. These look delish and perfect for breakfast or a snack.

  39. Yum! These muffins look amazing– I wish I had some blueberries on hand to make them!

  40. Debra says:

    These look gorgeous! I love blueberry muffins!

  41. Janine Ella says:

    I love blueberries but it’s a shame I haven’t tried it in a muffin! Lol. If only I knew how to bake I would definitely use your recipe!

  42. yogoandcream says:

    My co-blogger,Lloyd, loves blueberries. It is just unfortunate that we don’t have blueberries in our country. Your recipe seems delicious. Can’t wait to try doing this once I get back to the U.S. 🙂

  43. Hi, Claire! I love your comfy corner; you’re giving me endless ideas about flavorful foods. That blueberry muffin looks so appealing! I wish to have an oven to start my baking career. I’m hoping to have one when the time is right to move to our new house.

    Thanks for inspiring me to cook, Claire! xo

    Cess | http://cesspiano.blogspot.com/

  44. Beth@FrugalFroggie says:

    I need to make a blueberry smoothie. That would hit the spot for sure!!

  45. theresa says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I really wanted to learn baking soon and once I get married and settle, I will request hubby to buy me an oven. 🙂

  46. Eileen xo says:

    I have blueberries to make a crumble tomorrow – now I am going to run out in the morning and also make these – delish

  47. Polly says:

    Hi Claire! How are you?
    OMG! This looks so yummy! I’m actually looking for anything to bake this weekend and I might just try this! Now where to get blue berries? LOL! Btw, for how many servings is this? 🙂

  48. Rachel says:

    I dislike blueberries intensely but in a muffin, I really like them x

  49. Amy Boyington says:

    Blueberry muffins, my favorite! This just made my mouth water and now I’m sad because I don’t have time to whip some up before work!

  50. These look delicious! I am really really bad at baking muffins/cakes of any sort and avoid at all costs, my mum would love this recipe though

  51. I love a good blueberry muffin, and these look absolutely delicious.

  52. These look delicious. I love blueberries. You even inspired me to make muffins this morning (I don’t have blueberries though, so pumpkin it is)!

  53. This looks delicious! I have a muffin every morning with either tea or coffee. I drink lemon water throughout the day, but now I want to try a nice anti-oxidant smoothie. Instead of buying the muffins, I will try making them like this. 🙂

  54. Catstello says:

    Never been a fan of blueberry muffins but these look great! Love the title too 😉

  55. These look so good! I love blueberry muffins and fresh ones sound amazing 🙂

  56. Meagan says:

    Yum! These look delicious! I love blueberry muffins! 🙂

  57. Yum, love blueberry muffins! Will have to wait for them to come back into season here – the frozen ones just aren’t the same 🙂

  58. I so wish blueberries were still in season! They are definitely my favourite thing to add to smoothies, muffins and oatmeal!

  59. Daniella says:

    I adore anything that contains blueberries, they are one of my favourite berries. The muffins look delicious.

  60. I love blueberries so much! I think I might make a blueberry cobbler this weekend!

  61. Ali says:

    Do you know, my girls love blueberry muffins but I never make them – thanks for triggering my memory!

  62. Aimee Foster says:

    I love muffins – these look absolutely delicious! Good idea to have with a nutritious smoothie too x

  63. Lexie Lane says:

    I really miss eating muffin, this one looks fantastic, I wanna grab it from my screen lol.

  64. Bonnie @ Living a Fit and Full Life says:

    Blueberries are my favorite! This looks so good!

  65. Yona Williams says:

    I wasn’t always keen on blueberries (I think it was the way they looked), but I’ve been enjoying them more and more over the years. I especially love the health benefits, and adding them to fruit smoothies.

  66. laura447 says:

    After many years of trying blueberries I still can’t work out if I like them or not. I think I may have to try another one of your brilliant recipes and try them out 😊

    Laura x

  67. These are looking super good Claire. I love blueberry muffins so will be adding this to the list of things to make

  68. Nice recipe to try at home rather than going to restaurants and paying twice or thrice the cost. Though I’m not sure if its easy to find blueberries here in the Philippines. I’ll check in my next grocery.

    ♥ Louise | http://www.louisechelleblog.com

  69. imcai12 says:

    Awwww I just woke uo then read this article…. This made me sooo hungry 🙁 I super love blueberry. It’s always my cake if choice whenever I drink coffee or tea 🙂

  70. miragonz says:

    I do not need to be looking at posts like this when I am trying to lose weight!!!! They look soooooo good. I pinned them and may just have to break down and make them.

  71. Sara Handy Herbs says:

    I love blueberries they are one of my favourite fruits and the muffins look delicious! Thanks for sharing #busydoinglife

  72. It has been a while that I was looking for a blueberry muffin recipe and I think this one caught my attention. Looked so yummy and inviting too! Thanks for sharing! #busydoinglife

  73. I am so weird about blueberries, I cannot just eat them whole by themselves. I love the sound of that blueberry muffin recipe!

  74. I love popping lemon into my water too, why waste it! xxx

  75. Robyn says:

    Muffins and smoothie look gorgeous – I definitely wouldn’t mind waking up to these! Great pics 🙂 #busydoinglife

  76. Jaclyn says:

    Mmm those look amazing! We’ve only done blueberry muffins from pre-made packages, we’ll have to try these!

  77. beccadorr says:

    Blueberry muffins are my favorite! Especially on Sunday mornings. 🙂

  78. Oh my GOD! These look delicious! You’ve made me really hungry now… *heads off to scour the cupboards for a choccie biccie* 🙂 xx

  79. Erika Ashley says:

    These look amazing! I will definitely try them out!

  80. Chel says:

    Cant wait to get an oven so I can start baking. I bookmarked this so I can go back to it. Thanks for the recipe!

  81. Stressed Mum says:

    I don’t like blueberries, but I do love blueberry muffins, yes I know I am strange lol. Will be trying this recipe out x

  82. jenny says:

    I love the idea of a blueberry smoothie, lavender-hued sounds so pretty!

  83. Shann says:

    Yum. These look delicious. I love blueberry muffins, so I’m going to have to try these.

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