Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Moist blueberry muffins with a hint of lemon.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I did something ridiculous Tuesday. I worked out twice… in one day. I mean what is wrong with me? I told myself it’s because I was bored. If the Mr had been home I might’ve gone for a walk or run outside. Honestly, I really wanted to run on a treadmill because that means avoiding bugs and people and who knows what else. But sadly no treadmill to use… yet. Hopefully it’ll be here sooner than later. And let’s all hope that the replacement one doesn’t get hit by a forklift. No seriously, the first one we were suppose to get got hit by a forklift before it got to the local fitness place.

Monday I moved on to level 3 of Shred. And lemme tell you… it’s stupid. Most of the exercises my brain couldn’t even comprehend right away and others I wasn’t feeling anything while doing them. So I ditched level 3 and decided on a new plan… back to level 1. Only because I worked out twice today I did level 1 earlier in the day and level 2 at night. Crazy, I know. And I’m sure tomorrow I’ll be feeling it, but that’s a good thing.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Can we please discuss this strange weather? It was nearly 80 degrees yesterday here in New Hampshire, or the real feel or whatever. Still. And in the 1-2 hours hanging out outside with my girls, I got burnt. I mean come on. I’ve been outside before this for an hour or more and didn’t get this red. I guess I hit it just right. I don’t hurt… yet. We’ll see what the days hold for me. The first is usually the easiest.

And of course in other news… MUFFINS. Your mom wants muffins. Make her some muffins for Mother’s day brunch. They’re easy. Dads, kids… make some muffins. Mix, scoop and bake. Voila! Easy peasy. You know my favorite thing about muffins is that they’re an ideal breakfast on the go or as a quick snack. And snack on muffins I absolutely do, which is probably why I need to workout twice as hard. I’m such a carboholic.

These muffins are perfect for spring with their lemony flavor and bursting sweet blueberries. A bit of yogurt makes these extra moist and delicious. So much flavor packed into a small package. These will absolutely disappear in your house, so be sure to make an extra batch to freeze for later!

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Moist blueberry muffins with a hint of lemon.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Muffin
Servings: 12


  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C yogurt
  • 1 1/2 C frozen blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin tin with 12 liners.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix until just combined. Mix in salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour. Add yogurt and mix until smooth. Stir in blueberries.
  • Divide batter among prepared liners, filling each with 1 large cookie scoop or roughly 2/3 full. Press extra blueberries into the tops of batter if desired. Generously sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean or with only a few moist crumbs clinging.
  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container or freeze for a later date.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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52 Responses to “Lemon Blueberry Muffins”

  1. #
    Tracey — May 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Oh man, I got burnt the other day too! I was just outside talking to my neighbor for 30 minutes and when I came in, where my chest was exposed above my shirt was all red. Crazy!! I haven’t had a blueberry muffin in forever, and I love them with lemon – yum :)

    • #
      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

      It makes me wonder … is it us, stronger rays, something else? I sprayed my kids with sunscreen and they still got farmer’s tans. Normally they’d have no signs of being outside after being sprayed.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 8, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Well, I figure more exercise = more muffins so not a bad idea:-)

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      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Thankfully the yogurt and fruit make these healthier than other muffins. Maybe that’s why I love fruity muffins so much.

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    Tieghan — May 8, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I just made some blueberry muffins and can not get them out of my head!! I love that you added lemon to these, that so so delicious!

    • #
      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Yay for blueberry muffins! Next time be sure to add lemon :)

  4. #
    ashley - baker by nature — May 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

    These muffins look so gorgeous! And bursting with berries. Just the way I like em’ !

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      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Thank you! I agree – the bursting is essential. :)

  5. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — May 8, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Yes please!!! Love these!!! And so would my mom!

  6. #
    Melgie — May 8, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I know its kinda strange but I can smell your blueberry-lemon muffin from here. I’m gonna whip up some of this soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

    • #
      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 9:40 am

      I know what you mean. Sometimes I see a picture of food and can taste or smell it. Weird.

  7. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — May 8, 2013 at 8:48 am

    These are gorgeous! I love lemon and blueberry together.

  8. #
    Tracy @ Peanut Butter and Onion — May 8, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I’m on a huge muffin kick right now… this is right up my ally

  9. #
    Rachel Cooks — May 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

    These look perfect! Lemon and blueberry makes such a great combination.

  10. #
    Barbara | Creative Culinary — May 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Two of my favorite flavors combined into one muffin? Love it Rachel.

    I think we are going to have some rain today which is probably not a big deal to anyone else but since we’ve been having snow all spring (+20 inches in April!) I’m pretty excited about plain old rain. :)

    • #
      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 11:52 am

      We’re expecting rain too but I’m not sure if I should be happy about it or not. Leaning towards maybe slightly happy?

  11. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

    These muffins are absolutely gorgeous! Perfect muffin for mother’s day!

  12. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — May 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

    These look so moist and flavorful! Love the addition of the citrus!

  13. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 8, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I have such a love/hate relationship with the Shred! I think the only time I’ve done it twice in one day is like the week before my wedding, haha. Kudos to you!

    And these muffins are lovely! I love lemon and blueberry together always!

    • #
      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

      I know… I’m crazy lol and I’m considering doing two sessions today but we’ll see if that happens.

  14. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — May 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Lemon + blueberries = one of food’s perfect combinations. And these muffins look delicious! And dude, if I was outside in 80-degree weather for 1-2 hours, I would be an AmyLobster – I can seriously get burned in 15 minutes, it’s pathetic. Hope you aren’t suffering today or tomorrow!

    • #
      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

      We have the wrong genes. Someone needs to invent something so we can alter them so we’re able to tan and not burn.

  15. #
    Lauren@ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Dude, this weather is bananas! I want summer here ASAP! Until then, I am just going to make these muffins and gobble them up!

  16. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Love love LOVE blueberries and lemon… by far the best flavor combo to put in a muffin!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Seriously, I got burnt the other day too! And now today, its cloudy! Luckily no rain, but it’s sure to come sooner or later ;) And good job girl on working out twice in one day! I almost did that yesterday. Key word: almost. Im glad I didnt though, because it was in the middle of the day. I would have died. But I did work out once, so I think that deserves a muffin!

    • #
      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      I’m so scared for FL lol I’m going to look like a lobster on the following Monday I just know it.

  18. #
    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — May 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Working out twice a day is a true feat- props to you! Hope you celebrated with these muffins :-)

    • #
      Rachel — May 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      haha I wish! They were already long gone. :)

  19. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — May 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Working out in one day sounds like you can eat two of these muffins and a slice of cake. Speaking of these muffins, they look bursting with blueberry flavor.

  20. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — May 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Girl, I wish I had time to workout twice a day again! That’s the only thing I miss about deployment! haha Seriously, when you’re done with the Shred, get Insanity and we’ll do it together. It’s SO much more fun than the Shred! Also, send me warm weather!

  21. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — May 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Lemon and blueberries are a perfect combination for muffins! Definitely would need a double batch at my house!

  22. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I love a classic blueberry muffin mixed up with a bit of lemon – it’s one of my fav flavor combinations! Thanks for sharing, Rachel!

  23. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    The weather here in Baltimore is insane. It rained all day yesterday, was gloomy this morning, the sun came out into clear skies for 1 hour, and then it thunderstormed. Tired of this!

    Anyway, I love lemon and blueberry together in baked goods. These look wonderful Rachel!

  24. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Double workouts…you rock. That means you deserve extra muffins!

    They look soooo fluffy and perfect! Seriously! Pinned!

  25. #
    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — May 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    These look so so good! I love using yogurt/sour cream in my muffins too because they always come out so moist. :)

  26. #
    marcie@flavorthemoments — May 8, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    This looks like a light, refreshing and delicious muffin!

  27. #
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — May 9, 2013 at 1:35 am

    My weather in so cal is crazy too! 90F on weekend and tipping down with rain monday morning! And working out twice in a day- I have done that before than stopped myself because I thought I was sick! LOL These muffins sound fabulous- love me some lemon!

  28. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 9, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Lemon and blueberry are the perfect combination!

  29. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Lemon and Blueberry, can’t go wrong there!

  30. #
    Cookin Canuck — May 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I can’t believe your treadmill got hit by a forklift! Hopefully the new one will arrive soon. I’m loving this weather and being able to run in capris or shorts for my early morning runs.

    These muffins are the perfect things for Mother’s Day. Maybe I’ll have to drop a hint to my boys.

    • #
      Rachel — May 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      If I could run in a giant net, I’d totally go running outside. That might prove to be a little difficult though. ;) I don’t get along with bugs so well. And your boys should definitely make you some muffins!

  31. #
    Courtney @ BakeMeBetter — May 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I love your photos of these muffins! They look really moist.

  32. #
    katie — May 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    WOw… crazy about your treadmill! These muffins look fab!

  33. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — May 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    That stinks about your treadmill. I don’t blame you wanting to run outside because of bugs. They have been driving me nuts lately too. These muffins look delicious. I can almost smell them baking in the kitchen. I would love these this weekend. Great muffins for Mother’s Day!

  34. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — May 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    You know I am a huge muffin fan, and these are perfect for spring!
    I am doing p90x right now, and it is at least 60 minutes, sometimes 75 minutes a day – so no chance I am working out 2 times in one day! Good for you though!

  35. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — May 9, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    yeah, what IS wrong with you?? ;) just kidding. props for keeping it up!! i’d probably ruin my diet with stuffing these in my mouth! they sound & look so good!

  36. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 10, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Whoa, working out twice in one day? JEALOUS! I could barely go once a day man.

    And dude, muffins? Yes please! Homemade muffins are always needed around the house!

  37. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 10, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I still can’t believe it got hit by a forklift! lol

    • #
      Rachel — May 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Seriously lol Supposedly it’ll be here Thursday… uhmm just in time for me to go away.

  38. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — May 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I’m loving lemon & blueberry lately, such a wonderful combination! These look amazing :)

  39. #
    Suzette — May 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I bought 4 pints of organic blueberries today at Whole Foods….they were on sale for $1.99 which is a $4 savings on each pint!! Anyway, I was looking for recipes when I came across yours and it sounds SOO GOOOD!! Do you think I can substitute fresh blueberries for frozen?

    • #
      Rachel — June 1, 2013 at 7:14 am

      It should be okay to substitute, just be aware that the bake time may be different. Keep your eye on them and begin checking early.

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