Blueberry muffins. I love them with streusel topping, as mini loafs, and even as a smoothie, as evidenced by the rest of the blueberry muffin recipes on my website. But I love these muffins best.
This recipe for gluten-free Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins yields a dozen cakey, dense muffins like the ones you’ll find in gourmet bakeries and coffeehouses. Once you try these, you won’t reach for a boxed mix again.
I make these all summer using fresh blueberries. I’ve made them with frozen blueberries too, and the recipe works just as well. I’ve also used a combination of raspberries and blackberries, but I swapped the lemon zest for orange, which was delicious.
- 1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
- 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons GF vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten-free flour blend
- 1/2 cup milk (dairy or coconut)
- 1 lemon, for zest
- 2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin; or line the tin with papers, and grease the papers.
Measure 1/4 cup of sugar into a small bowl, and add the zest of half the lemon. Stir to combine and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl or in a stand mixer, beat together the butter and remaining sugar until well combined. Add the eggs and mix well. Beat in the baking powder, salt, vanilla and the zest of the rest of the lemon. Then alternate 1 cup flour with ¼ cup milk, beating gently to combine.
Scrape bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure ingredients are incorporated. Gently stir 1 ½ cup of blueberries into the batter.
Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each well about 2/3 full. Top the muffins with remaining blueberries. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the sugar and zest mixture on the top of each muffin.
Bake the muffins for 28-30 minutes, until they’re light golden brown on top, and a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
photos by Katie Roletto from our days at Love With Food