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Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins

Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins are soft, sweet, bite-size muffins with lovely blueberry flavor!

Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins on a white tray

It doesn’t take long browsing here at BoB to see that I love baking with berries. I love all kinds of berries, but if I have to pick a favorite berry, I would likely choose blueberries. And, one of my favorite uses for blueberries is muffins.

a white tray piled with Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins

Just to make these Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins even better, I used one of my favorite baking ingredients – sour cream. I love the texture and flavor that it adds. These little muffins are everything you’d want in a blueberry muffin. They are seriously dangerous, though, because you’ll be tempted to eat one right after another!

These muffins also benefit from a bit of lemon zest in the batter to give them a little citrus zing. If you’d like even more lemon flavor, then you can use lemon juice in place of the vanilla extract, too.

As these muffins are small, be sure not to use extra large blueberries in the batter. Smaller berries will work far better in these little muffins. Remember that smaller berries have more flavor than larger ones, too.

Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins in paper liners on a white tray

The end result is a batch of soft, sweet muffins with lovely flavor. They’re a nice breakfast treat, and they also lend themselves to sweet snacking throughout the day. These Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins are just the thing when you want something a little different than traditional blueberry muffins.

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Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins

Yield 48 mini muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins have plenty of fresh blueberries along with a hint of lemon. They're just the thing for a special breakfast treat!

Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins on a white tray

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (170g) sour cream
  • 1 cup (170g) blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners or generously grease muffin cups.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and lemon peel. Set aside.
  3. Mix the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture, mixing until almost combined. Stir in half of the sour cream. Mix in half of the remaining flour mixture. Stir in the remaining sour cream. Mix in the remaining flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Gently stir in the blueberries.
  5. Fill each muffin cup with about 1 tablespoon of the batter.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned and the centers are set.

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    16 Comments on “Blueberry Sour Cream Mini Muffins”

  1. Love the sound of these muffins! I think the lemon and blueberry combo is delicious, and I love baking with sour cream.

  2. These muffins sound delicious!

  3. Of all the muffins in all the world, a simple blueberry muffin is by far my favorite. These are lovely!

  4. Look great muffins.I just git a new oven,so just have to test it out!

  5. It’s amazing the addition fresh spices make to a recipe. Sounds good!

  6. these look fantastic I love just having a simple basic muffin thank you!

  7. I love baking with sour cream! It adds such a great depth of flavor. And ain’t no muffin like a blueberry muffin.

  8. What great sounding muffins! I would love to try them with Greek yogurt ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I often find that anytime you can infuse sour cream or yogurt, it seems to help make the muffin moister ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. These look great. Bought muffins are always one of life’s big disappointments, the homemade ones are always so much better. Really looking forward to trying these. Thanks for a great recipe.

  11. Great looking muffins!!!

  12. Hey Jen, nice recipe – not taking part in the giveaway as I’m not in the US. Two little things. Salt is mentioned in the method but not in the ingredients.

    Re spices – They are there to be used. you should empty the contents of those jars (in your food) at least six times overin two years ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I made these today, but with raspberries, as I’m not a big fan of blueberries. They’ve come out light and fluffy, and the flavor is lovely. But, I did end up with nearly enough batter to make almost 48 mini muffins. So, I made one pan of 24 minis and then 8 full-size muffins. I’m pretty sure I measured everything correctly. At any rate, I would definitely makes these again!

  14. Very tasty and moist. I didn’t have a lemon on hand to zest so added half tsp of lemon juice. Measured everything but ended up with 24 mini muffins plus a mini loaf.

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