Chef John’s Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients-Serves 16

1 cup white sugar

blueberry muffins

Photo by Taste of Home

½ cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup sour cream

½ cup milk

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon salt

2 cups fresh blueberries



Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 16 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.

Step 2

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in eggs until well mixed. Add vegetable oil, stir to combine. Whisk sour cream, milk, and lemon zest into butter mixture until smooth.

Step 3

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

Step 4

Stir half the flour mixture into the butter mixture until combined. Add remaining half of flour mixture and blueberries into the batter, folding together until just combined.

Step 5

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

Step 6

Place muffin cups on center rack of the preheated oven and bake until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 30 minutes.


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