Soft and moist lemon blueberry muffins bursting with fresh blueberries and lemon flavor. Then drizzled with a delicious lemon glaze. These are the best muffins around!
As soon as fresh berries are in season, I get the itch to bake all types of treats. Blueberry muffins are usually one of the first recipes I make, but this time I decided to add some fresh lemon juice and zest to brighten them up even more. The two flavors are perfect together!
These lemon blueberry muffins I whipped up last weekend are absolutely divine. They have the best light and refreshing flavor and are perfect for Spring and Summer. There’s just something about blueberries and lemon that adds the best fresh flavor to muffins or bread.
The sour cream that’s included makes them so soft and moist. Plus the glaze on top adds the perfect sweet touch. Not to mention how pretty it makes them look, too. You must try them! They are totally worth it.
Although the glaze is optional, I highly recommend it! It takes the muffins up a notch and adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the bright citrus flavor. To make the glaze, mix together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2-1 Tablespoon lemon juice in a small bowl. You could also replace the lemon juice with milk to make a classic powdered sugar glaze if preferred. Then drizzle it over the muffins with a spoon.
Tips for the best lemon blueberry muffins
- Use fresh blueberries. Trust me, this makes all the difference. They taste amazing and burst with fresh flavor.
- Sour cream. This is the secret to super moist muffins! The extra fat content makes them so soft and gives them a rich flavor.
- Lemon zester. Use a zester to easily and quickly zest your lemon.
- Don’t overfill. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 of the way full. If you fill any further, the muffins will overflow.
- Decorate. Before baking, add a few extra fresh blueberries in each muffin cup. This will make your muffins look extra pretty. :)
- Let cool. Make sure the muffins have cooled completely before drizzling with the glaze. You don’t want it to melt!
- Swap the sour cream with yogurt for a healthier alternative.
- Before baking, sprinkle a crumble topping over the batter for a richer flavor.
- You may also sprinkle granulated sugar on the tops before baking to create a sweeter, crispier top.
- For a more subtle glaze, use a mixture of powdered sugar and milk (instead of lemon juice).
Storing + freezing
- To store: After the muffins have cooled completely, place in an airtight container or bag. They will stay fresh at room temperature for 3 to 4 days.
- Freezing: These muffins are best frozen without the glaze. Place in a freezer bag or container and freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat in microwave for 15 to 30 seconds until warm.
More treats for spring:
- Lemon blueberry zucchini bread
- Apricot yogurt muffins
- Blueberry buttermilk cake
- Glazed orange muffins
- Lemon poppy seed cupcakes
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup lemon juice , 2 lemons
- 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
- 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2-1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Fill cupcake pan with liners, or use cooking spray to grease them.
- In a large bowl, whisk together milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar, juice, vanilla, lemon zest and sour cream.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Mix the dry ingredients into the large bowl and stir until smooth. Fold in blueberries.
- Fill cupcake liners with batter about 2/3 the way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove muffins from pan and allow to cool.
- To make glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Drizzle over muffins.