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Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Muffins

I copied this recipe out of a magazine at the doctor's office.
 I love the texture the buttermilk gives these muffins and
the lemon and blueberry flavours are always a hit at our house.
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw first)
Glaze (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoonslemon juice
  • 1 tablsepoon lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cupcake papers in tins.
  2. Beat butter 3 minutes.
  3. Add sugar gradually and beat 1 minute
  4. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Add lemon juice, zest and vanilla
  6. Sift flour, baking poweder, baking soda and salt
  7. Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mix alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of each.
  8. Gently fold in blueberries.
  9. Spoon into prepared cupcake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees or until done.
  10. Glaze (if desired) while still warm. Makes about 2 dozen medium sized muffins.


  1. Those look so yummy! I've been wanting cupcakes for so long now....but I have nowhere to store them in my teeny tiny freezer above (& inside) the fridge....Some day I'll get to!

  2. YAY! I have all the ingredients to make this! I know I will love them! ♥

  3. They look delicious! Blueberries and lemon in it, my favorite muffin!

  4. They look great and sound yummy.

  5. I agree that buttermilk gives muffins such a nice texture....and you can't go wrong with blueberry lemon combination. Kathy (MGCC)

  6. how many does it make? 1 dozen? I'll give this recipe a try. The last recipe for blueberry muffins I tried resulted in all the berries sinking to the bottom. Still yummy but so hard to get them out of the tin!

  7. They look so yummy. . .the coffee pot is on.

  8. I have heard that if you throw just a pinch or two of flour on your fruit and mix it up a little bit before you put it in the recipe, that it will keep the fruit from sinking to the bottom. I've not tried it, but I have read that on several blogs. They look delicious!!!

  9. i love lemon zest with blueberry
    muffins. yours must taste delicious.

    thank you for sharing the recipe.


  10. it does sound like spring. saw our 1st robin today. can't wait to try this one

  11. THANK YOU for your incredibly warm, homey posts; those of us who grew up with European parents enjoy the terms that have wandered away from our lips (as they have all passed on from this earth)- I lost all my collected recipes in a computer transition and can now start happily anew with your marvelously family-tried/approved recipes!!!Your photos are in-your-face delish!

  12. I made this yesterday and used Splenda instead of white sugar. They were absolutely delicious. Enjoyed by hungry grandchildren as well as my husband and I.

  13. I really wish that ladies would comment after they have tried a recipe rather than how tasty a recipe looks. We need constructive comments so we know where to tweak a recipe if need be.


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