bakery style blueberry muffins on a counter

I would like to take this opportunity to discuss bad TV shows. And by bad, I mean oh so good. They’re those shows that you binge-watch in your bed late at night while eating ice cream. Or on your couch on Sunday morning while drinking coffee eating a Bakery Style Blueberry Muffin (more on muffins later).

I am going to go ahead and say that I have a fairly decent taste in movies and TV shows. I tend to agree with critics on their movie reviews, to accept Rotten Tomatoes ratings, and in general to enjoy “good” TV shows.

But I also like really bad ones. Like, really bad ones. On Monday nights at 8 o’clock you will find me on my couch with a brownie in one hand and remote in the other, tuning the TV to ABC for The Bachelor. I have seen every single episode of Sex and the City (which is brilliant, by the way). I get into week-long binges of shows like the Kardashians, Gossip Girl, and The Only Way Is Essex. That last one I’m kind of embarrassed to admit because it’s actually pretty awful.

I think it’s more fair to say I have a lot of guilty pleasure TV shows (again, except The Only Way Is Essex. It’s so bad. I’m sorry). And I still think Jersey Shore is trashy A.F.

So clearly I do have some standards.

bakery style blueberry muffins

Alex pokes so much fun at me for watching these shows. Sometimes he’ll get home from school and see me watching the fourth episode of Orphan Black in one day, and he’ll just smile.

I can’t help it. I enjoy turning my brain off every now and then. I think that in the midst of our busy lives, it’s nice to participate in activities that require minimal neural activity. For some, it means cooking. For others, it means going on Facebook multiple times a day. And as for me, I use trashy TV as a brain break.

So seeing as it’s Monday, my schedule today will include work, meetings, maybe some recipe testing, and most definitely The Bachelor.

bakery style blueberry muffins

Now that I’ve shared my guilty pleasure rant, let’s talk muffins. These glorious Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins. Without a doubt, they are the best muffins I’ve ever made. I strongly believe if you make these and take them to an event, people will think you got them at a bakery.

The top is wonderfully crispy and puffs up like a dome of tender goodness. They have a cake-like texture, but with bigger air pockets. They’re insanely moist and fluffy. And they are filled with plump blueberries that burst in your mouth. What more could you want in a muffin?! I’m not even a muffin person and I had two yesterday and one today.

So next time you need to turn your brain off, I highly recommend Property Brothers. Or these Bakery Style Blueberry Yogurt Muffins. Whatever floats your boat.

bakery style blueberry muffin with butter

How to make blueberry muffins

If you need a brain break, these easy blueberry muffins are the baked good for you. First, you’ll need to cream the butter and sugar together for a few minutes until the mixture is fluffy and slightly pale in color. Then beat in the egg, Greek yogurt, and vanilla until everything is combined. (Use non-fat yogurt to add a subtle tanginess to these muffins).

In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Set aside a few tablespoons of the dry mixture, and then add the rest of it into the wet ingredients. Before mixing in the blueberries, first coat them with that reserved dry mixture. This will prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the muffins!

Scoop the muffin batter into the prepared muffin tin, and bake for 20 minutes, turning the heat down partway through the baking time. Let the muffins cool slightly before digging in. I recommend slathering these babies with butter and/or jam—they’re absolutely addicting this way!

bakery style blueberry muffins

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Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

  • Yield: 8 sky high muffins 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease 8 large muffin tins and set aside.
  2. In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg for another minute. Beat in the greek yogurt and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the mixture and incorporate the rest into the wet ingredients, mixing until it begins to come together (not fully incorporated). Toss the blueberries with the reserved flour mixture, then fold into the batter, mixing only until combined. Batter will be thick.
  4. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins, filling all the way to the top. Sprinkle tops with Turbinado sugar, if using. Bake for 5 minutes at 425°F, then turn oven down to 375°F and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until muffins are golden brown and spring back to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before eating!

More easy muffin recipes from Broma Bakery:

Banana Nutella Muffins

Blueberry Banana Oat Flour Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

Anything but Basic Muffin Recipe (with 9 variations!) 

Dirty Chai Muffins

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All I need is a big mug of steaming coffee and a dozen of these to be the happiest person ever!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes! Perfect morning right there

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Blueberry muffins are my absolute favourite and these look divine! And I have never missed an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (or New York, for that matter 😉

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Real Housewives of NY is the best, and Beverly Hills a close second. 🙂

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I was just thinking yesterday that I don’t have enough muffin recipes on the bloggity blog and here you are today with these gorgeous babies. Love them! And yes, I’m totally addicted to bad TV. I can watch re-runs of Grey’s Anatomy or Sex and the City for hours! And the Bachelor is amazing. If you want to pump up your Bachelor watching experience, you should get on twitter during the show and follow along with the bachelor hashtags. It’s hilarious what people write. And Chris and some of the other contestants are tweeting too. So weird!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Nooo, oh I totally have to. I’m sure they tweet the funniest things.

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Soo I ate breakfast this morning but for some reason it just doesn’t compare to THESE! They are so big and fluffy! My banana just won’t do as a mid-morning snack. On another note, yesss to the crappy tv! I try to limit myself, but I’ve been binging on Scandal (so good!) and sometimes get sucked into the Real Housewives vortex. Also, SATC alll the time everytime, especially if I’m working from home and need a distraction.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh Scandal? Hell yes. Olivia Pope has the best style on primetime.

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Sarah, you are hilarious!! As for guilty pleasures, yes I am a loyal “The Bachelor” watcher myself. . it’s entertainment. that’s all I can say. . and Jersey Shore? I’m glad I never watched an episode. Clearly we both have standards. 🙂 love these blueberry muffins. . blueberry muffins are the best!! these look perfect!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Glad we’re on the same page! It seems like a lot of people agree on the Bachelor, too. Not sure if that’s good or bad, but at least we’re not alone 🙂

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I’ll take a Baker’s Dozen and a large cup of tea with a splash of milk, please! Delicious!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Good call on the tea! Sounds like a perfect afternoon.

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These are perfect! I’ll take the whole batch!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Only if I can split it with you…

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These muffins look perfect, Sarah! Love how fluffy they are! You definitely can’t go wrong with a classic muffin like this!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It will be my only muffin base recipe from now on!

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Put a couple of these babies by my side and I’ll watch ANYTHING 😉

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Teehee 🙂

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Trashy tv is necessary, as are these muffins that have completely stolen my heart. That butter smear is just how I like it!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Can’t have muffins without butter!

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These look great! Don’t go lumping Sex and the City in with trash TV though…that show is shamelessly the best!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So true, so true. I apologize, SATC gods.

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Those muffins seriously look like the perfect blueberry muffins! So fluffy and moist looking! Pinned 🙂

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Sex and the City was the best! These blueberry muffins look awesome. I love how big and fluffy they are.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Any time it comes on TV I watch it. No question.

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Fabulous muffins, Sarah. Always delicious, always classic and a welcome snack anytime! Your photography makes the muffins look like they’re right in front of me, in a sun filled kitchen on a weekend morning. Beautiful!

OMG the drama tonight on the Bachelor! WTH!? My husband just shakes his head and goes to bed. But, I’ve been watching for years… IDK. Mindless leisure, yes.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh how I wish it were sun-filled! And oh man, last night’s episode was killer. Ashley just dug herself a grave. Poor girl.

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Nobody understands my passion for Orphan Black! Love the whole post. Making them in five minutes for breakfast 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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OK I’m obsessed. I can’t wait for the new season. Ooooh let me know what you think!

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Too funny… right now I happen to be catching up on last night’s episode of The Bachelor and drooling over these muffins. They look delish!
P.S. The Bachelor is the best brain break there is!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh it’s THE best. I’m so glad you agree 🙂

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Ok, you and I were obviously meant to be best friends! I love me some Gossip Girl and am so glad there is someone else out there who can understand my tastes 🙂 Also, these muffins look so delicious!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yaaaas. Plus there’s the whole baking obsession thing. We’re meant to be.

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A classic blueberry muffin is my absolute favorite. And the photos are gorgeous. YUM!

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i just devoured my blueberry muffin! These are so delicious! It’s super moist, the tops are crunchy, and the Flavour is wonderful. I haven’t had muffins in years (why is that?) and I’m glad I had these for my fix. Thank you for starting my morning off on a great blueberry note!

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