Blueberry Mini Muffins

Isaac loves mini blueberry muffins.  He requests them when I am “snack mom” and always asks for them at the local supermarket.  Of course, I don’t buy them and always tell him that I will make them for him.  Since blueberries are abundant, fresh, and delicious, it seems like the perfect time to whip up a batch of Isaac’s favorites.

I have been purging my magazines; going through them, dividing my tear sheets into piles of various categories; design, photography inspiration, recipes to try, and graphics ideas.  I came upon this recipe in a Bon Appetit from July 2006.  I prepped the ingredients before going to bed and upon waking up this morning, I made about 38 mini muffins.  These were so light, moist, not too sweet and a bit tart.  Delicious!



Blueberry-Topped Lemon Muffins


1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
4 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 pints fresh blueberries
1/4 cup heavy cream


• preheat oven to 375*.  line 38 mini muffin cups with paper liners
• mash 1/4 cup sugar and lemon peel in a small bowl.
• whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and blend.
• beat butter and 1 cup of sugar until smooth.  beat in egg.  beat in buttermilk, vanilla and half the lemon sugar.  add the flour.
• using a small ice cream scooper, scoop into muffin cups.  top each muffin with 3 blueberries.  bake until lightly brown on top about 22 minutes. when out of the oven, brush tops with cream and sprinkle with remaining sugar.

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Showing 9 comments
  • La Lola

    everything here looks so fresh and delicious! can you send me some? :)ps- your blog is definitely on my follow list now

  • Victoria

    I love blueberry! And, I love muffins 🙂 Humm….Your blog is looking great. Really!

  • lisa is cooking

    The mini size is so cute! Wish I could have a few for breakfast right now. Blueberry with lemon is such a great combination.

  • Nicole@ The Dirty Oven

    Just lovely. I love anything in a mini. Thanks for sharing

  • Kim

    It’s blueberry time! even in Quebec… I love bleuberry muffins (who doesn’t????) and mini muffins are better than the regular ones because you don’t feel bad when you eat one, they are so tinnyyyyy!!!!

  • The Urban Baker

    Thank you all for visiting me and for your lovely comments:La Lola – welcome! so nice to meet you. Victoria – blueberries are yummy. great on their own, however better combined with other lovely ingredients.Lisa – they are cute when they are little!Nicole – mini people, mini ice cream, mini muffins…it is all good!Kim – Yeah for blueberry time! Enjoy them while they last!

  • mandiegirl

    These look SO yummy! Perhaps I’ll try them soon…

  • Patricia Scarpin

    I am saving this recipe right now, Susan! I made blueberry muffins ages ago, but they did not turn out as I wanted them to. These are so adorable! And look delicious!

  • Hanaâ

    These little muffins look scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.I found your blog through Jane’s blog. I’m now a follower :o)

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