Today, I’m sharing one of my all-time favourite muffin recipes with you. Who doesn’t love fresh blueberry muffins? They are such a classic, right? I absolutely LOVE this Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Muffin recipe! These muffins are bursting with berry flavour.
A hint of lemon brings out the fruitiness of the blueberries, while sour cream creates a lovely crumb in these delicious muffins. They are super soft inside, with a little crunch on top, provided by a sprinkle of coarse sugar. I just love the little bit of crunchy sweetness the sugar topping gives these muffins.
Trust me, these muffins need to be in your baking repertoire. They’re fabulous! Honestly, they’re better than just about any muffin I have ever had at cafes. Seriously, they’re that good.
Enjoy the recipe…
Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Muffins
These muffins are bursting with berry flavour. A hint of lemon brings out the fruitiness of the blueberries, while sour cream creates a lovely crumb in these delicious muffins. They are super soft inside, with a little crunch on top, provided by a sprinkle of coarse sugar.
- coarse sugar, to taste (approx. 2 Tbsp)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda/ bi-carb soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 cup/ 230g low fat sour cream (full fat sour cream makes the muffins too dense); you may substitute buttermilk or plain yogurt for sour cream, if desired
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp finely grated lemon zest
- 1 1/ 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 375F/ 190C/ 180C fan-forced.
- Butter a 12-cup muffin pan, or line with muffin cups/ pattypans.
- In a medium bowl, whisk 1 1/2 cups of flour with the baking powder, baking soda/ bi-carb soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer or stand mixer, beat the egg at low-medium speed until frothy. Add the sugar and melted butter, and cream them together until pale yellow, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the sour cream, vanilla, and lemon zest and mix until blended.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix at low speed (mark 1) until just blended. Then turn up the mixer speed (to mark 2) and mix for about 20 seconds, until batter looks a bit fluffier.
- In a bowl, gently toss the blueberries with the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour. Using a rubber spatula, very gently fold the blueberries into the batter. (If you stir too much, then too much blueberry juice will colour the batter, which may give the muffins a slight greenish hue, once baked.)
- Fill the muffin cups 3/ 4 full of batter and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 25 minutes (15-20 min fan-forced), or until a cake tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool on a rack.
This recipe was created by Kim Sequoia for a delicious moment.
All written content and photos are copyright Kim Sequoia 2018 for a delicious moment.