Blueberry Muffins

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Blueberry Muffins

I’ve never made blueberry muffins before. Ever. Not once. True story.

There’s a very good reason for that. Ready to be shocked?

I don’t like blueberries. Not even a little bit. I literally cannot put a blueberry into my mouth and be okay with it. That means that all foods containing blueberry just don’t happen in my universe. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still bake for others, so I figured it was time.

Blueberry Muffins

See, there’s a great business manager at my new school who has been helping me all summer. I have about five bazillion questions, and she’s been so patient about answering every single one. When someone is that nice to me, I show the baking love.

The problem is that I haven’t hit on her favorites yet. I gave her this peanut butter brownie pizza, and she said it was great, but no PB frosting needed next time. So, okay, I figured she wouldn’t do peanut butter. The next time, I offered her banana chocolate chip muffins, and she politely told me that she wasn’t really into that flavor.

Blueberry Muffins

If you know me at all, you know that I’m a very forward person. So I just asked her what she did like, and her answer was…? Of course. Blueberry muffins.

Have you ever baked something you’re not so fond of ? Or that you actively dislike? Share your stories!

Blueberry Muffins

With these, I tried a corner of the muffin that didn’t have the blueberries in it just to kind of reassure myself that they weren’t gross. But then I gave them out to some loyal taste testers, and they assured me that the muffins are all that and more.

To be honest, I didn’t used to bake muffins much. They seemed like a mundane cupcake to me, and I didn’t understand why I should eat a cupcake in a more boring outfit if I could be getting something with frosting.

Blueberry Muffins

Of course, I had it all wrong. Muffins and cupcakes are nothing alike. The baking process is completely different, and so is the consistency, and the purpose, and…well, everything. Plus, I love baking muffins. They’re easy. You just combine dry ingredients with wet and you are donesies.

Blueberry Muffins

I hope my new friend at work likes these muffins, since I made them just for her. We bake because we love! And really, let me know about those things you bake that are on your list of no-nos. I’m curious!


Blueberry Muffins


1 and 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh blueberries, washed


  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Set the dry mixture aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs and both sugars together. Add the milk, oil and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  4. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture, stirring until the batter is smooth. Fold in the blueberries.
  5. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, portion the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filing each space up nearly all the way.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes at 425, and then lower the temperature to 350. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes until the tops are puffed up and spring back at a light touch.
  7. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    I know your coworker will love these! Even if you don’t, ha ha! There’s very little I don’t like in baked goods, but I do dislike tomatoes and mushrooms. Occasionally, I cook with them for my family. It can be fun to bake/cook with something you don’t like knowing you’re making it for someone else.
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    1. Mir

      It can definitely be fun to cook for others, even if we don’t like the dish. I enjoyed giving these to people!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Ok no pb frosting and no banana chocolate chip combo? That’s a hard person to please! 🙂 You’re the best for making her blueberry muffins! I ADORE them…I’d have to say they’re my top three favorite kind of muffin. But I’m with you…I will occasionally make a dessert hat I don’t care for in order to please someone else (for example, when I use marshmallows or cucumbers, which is never!). These look fantastic, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Seriously. Who doesn’t love PB or banana? But we’re all different. I’m glad you love these. You can have them all!

  3. David @ Spiced

    You are so nice, Mir! What a champ to bake these for your co-worker even though you don’t like ’em. You know what? I just so happen to LOVE blueberry muffins (see my post today…haha), so I think I could devour these bad boys. Want to make me a batch? I’ll gladly taste test them for you! As far me, I don’t love chocolate in the morning. So chocolate chip muffins or chocolate granola? No thanks. I can do them later in the day…but just not in the morning at all.
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    1. Mir

      You are very kind to me, David. I, on the other hand, LOVE chocolate in the morning. And afternoon. And night. All the time!

  4. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    This is funny because I actually dislike blueberry muffins too. It’s mostly because my dad lied to me when I was little and said they were blue chocolate chips. Fun fact: they were not blue chocolate chips.

    I used to loathe the idea of lemon flavored desserts because I was sure they would taste like Pine-Sol, but I just had a bunch of lemon monkey bread at my engagement brunch this past Saturday and really loved it. I’ve also baked peach cobbler when I wasn’t really the biggest fan of peaches (which I have also come around to like now.) As I’m realizing now, I think I just need to try stuff and then maybe I’ll actually like it.

    I think she’ll love these muffins, Mir! They look great (if blueberries are your thing!)
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    1. Mir

      I’m so glad you’re in my neighborhood with this particular dislike. Because chocolate chips are SO MUCH BETTER.

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I can’t believe this is your first time baking blueberry muffins! And how did I not know you detested blueberries?? Mind officially blown! You probably already know I’m going to say, yes I’ve baked things I don’t like.. but it’s more like I’ve baked things I can’t eat!! Chocolate! But baking is about love, so whether there is chocolate or not, I love being in the kitchen baking up something special. Anyways, these muffins look amazing, Mir!! I could eat 10 dozen of these easy.. so feel free to send me these should your friend not like them! 😉 cheers girlie!
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    1. Mir

      Baking is totally about love. That’s why we do it, regardless of whether or not we love every single thing. You get it, girl!

  6. Manali@CookWithManali

    wow I can’t believe you don’t like blueberry muffins, they are so good!! I am sure your friend would love these, they look delicious!! 🙂 So sweet of you to bake these for her!
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    1. Mir

      Well, I’m sure they’re good to other people. Just not me. I’ve tried them! But I’m glad other people like them.


    “We bake because we love!” I love that! And I happen to love blueberries – so this is my jam! I’m sure your new friend will go crazy for them. They look so tender and delicious! PS) I have a blueberry recipe coming up Wednesday… Just wanted to forewarn ya! 😉 recently posted…Strozzapreti with Sweet Peas and ParmesanMy Profile

    1. Mir

      I can’t wait to see your recipe, Annie!

  8. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Blueberry muffins are a absolute favorite to the point of every bakery I stop at I always ask them if they fresh blueberry muffins! Yours look amazing, swooning just looking at the pictures. Pinning to make soon!

    1. Mir

      I’m glad you like them, Pamela. The fresh muffins are SO nice in bakeries!

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Ohmigosh! I don’t like blueberries either! Case in point, I made a pie recently and scraped off the crumb topping and ate it and then threw it away because it was blueberry. 😉 HA!! Love these, they look so good, even if they are the annoying fruit.
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    1. Mir

      We are food twins, Dorothy. I maintain this. It’s uncanny!

  10. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Awww what a sweetheart you are to bake something you don’t like for someone you do – what a gesture of love! I’m not a fan of sugar free baking – but seeing my mom is a diabetic, I bake her sugar free treats from time to time though they totally boggle my mind and take several attempts to perfect! By the way, Mir, these look freaking fantabulous! I’m so in awe – you know you are a baker when you first attempt looks like it came from or belongs in a bakery! I adore blueberry muffins and am so drooling over here! I’ll just lick the screen and drink ma coffee now…
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    1. Mir

      It’s so hard to bake sugar-free treats, Shashi. You’re a total champ!

  11. Pat C.Wilson

    this looks so good. it’s not fair when you baked such delicious blueberry muffins like that but can’t eat. 🙁
    i’m a big fan of blueberry and just want to have all of these muffins right now. xD
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