Lemon & Blueberry Muffins!

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Moist & Decadent Lemon Muffins full to the brim with Blueberries – Perfect Summer Bake for a random treat, or even Breakfast!


I have a ridiculous amount of Cupcake recipes on this blog, and sometimes I feel this is unfair to its sibling – the Muffin. I have often heard from people that Muffins are so much harder to bake if you want them to rise, taste good, be moist, and not be rock solid. My White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins recipe demonstrates along with my Easy Bake Triple Chocolate Muffins that you CAN get moist & delicious cupcakes with ease!

These muffins however are something else… I love Blueberries, and using Blueberries in cakes is even better but I get sometimes that it can be difficult. I honestly have never had a problem with this recipe and they always taste delicious and yummy every single time!


Lemon + Blueberry is one of the best fruity combinations that exists and I know a lot of you agree – my Lemon & Blueberry Sweet Rolls recipe is another of these delightful combination that has been a major success on this blog! These muffins, as they are one of the best combinations – make these perfect for part of your Breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert – they’re perfect for everything!

I hope you enjoy the recipe – let me know how you get on! 🙂


This recipe makes 12 Muffins! 


– 115g Butter
– 250g Caster Sugar
– 2 Medium Eggs, beaten
– 250g Self-Raising Flour
– 1/2tsp Salt
– 125ml Whole Milk
– Zest of 2 Lemons
– 200g Blueberries



1) Preheat your oven to 180C/170C Fan and line a Muffin Tray with 12 cases!

2) Cream together the butter and sugar until fully combined (I find an electric stand mixer easier for all of this) – start gradually adding in the eggs a little at the time whilst mixing after each addition till all is incorporated

3) Add in the Flour & Salt and combine again – pour in the milk and mix until finished – try not to over mix however you should know when its done as the texture will be cake like!

4) Fold through the Lemon Zest and the Blueberries and pour into the cases – bake in the oven for 25 minutes until cooked through 🙂


Tips and Ideas

I seriously would recommend using Fresh Blueberries for this as it always works better for me – but feel free to try with frozen, particularly in the winter months – but I can’t guarantee it’ll work! 🙂

If you fancy an added crunch to your muffins the sprinkle a little but of Granulated sugar onto the top of the cakes before baking!

These last for 2-3 days in an airtight container!



Find my other Muffin & Cupcake Recipes on my Recipes Page!

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  • Emma
    July 24, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Jane,

    If I just want milk chocolate chip muffins can I use this recipe? And just put vanilla extract in instead of Lenox zest and put say 300 choc chips instead of blueberries ?

  • Nisha
    July 14, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    These are so moist! I didn’t have whole milk so used semi skimmed milk and they still turned out well. I replaced the granulated sugar topping with crumble and they taste really good!

  • Jenna
    July 7, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Morning Jane
    Me again haha
    I don’t have muffin cases but do have muffin tray, could I bake them with no cases? Xxx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 7, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      You can, but you need to grease and flour them well and hopefully they won’t stick!

  • Eva
    June 24, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Hi Jane! I am craving for the last few days a big blueberry muffin so I will them a go! I have a question regarding the difference between cupcake and muffin: in one of the videos I watched for that, they were saying that the creaming method (first step here) which makes them fluffier. Any thoughts?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 24, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      Hey! Personally I would say muffins and cupcakes are quite different so the general comparison is quite hard! xx

  • Steffi
    June 20, 2020 at 10:32 am

    These muffins turned out amazing!! Do you have an estimate of how many calories per muffin?

  • Lauren
    May 16, 2020 at 12:16 am

    New to baking but loving your recipes! I have a cup cake tray – is this the same as a muffin tray or are they a different size / will it affect how they turn out? Thanks! X

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 16, 2020 at 9:17 am

      They can be very different – some are shallower and will struggle to hold the muffin cases, whereas some will be fine! x

  • Lizziej
    May 15, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Hi Jane, do you think you could use natural yogurt instead of whole milk? Many thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 15, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      You could certainly give it a go, they may just be slightly heavier/denser!

  • Isabel ward
    May 10, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Would semi skimmed milk work and is it okay to use Clover for the butter?
    Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 10, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      I personally recommend using a baking spread, or actual butter for baking, and I always recommend whole milk to prevent splitting. You can certainly try it, but it can sometimes affect the texture and overall bake!

  • Angela Freeman
    May 4, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Just made theses today, add strawberries to the mix because I did have enough blueberries and they have turned out perfectly.. thanks jane

  • Maria
    May 4, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Lemon is my favourite flavour to bake with and I am always trying out new recipes! I had been using a Mary Berry recipe before this since I was about 15 and just decided to try something new during quarantine so I found this. I have literally made them every week! Incredibly moist, so so easy to whip up! Such a fresh zesty recipe I adore it! A new family favourite.

  • Toni Salwey
    July 26, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Jane, these muffins look soo yummy and just perfect for a garden party that I’m organising. I was hoping to make them in advance and pop them the freezer, do you know if I can do that with this receipe? Thank you x

  • Emma
    November 27, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Jane – Could you substitute the blueberries for poppy seeds in this recipe?!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      November 27, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      It would bake slightly differently – I do have a lemon & poppyseed cupcake recipe you could check out!

  • Mim Cobbles
    May 25, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I just made a batch of these using frozen blueberries and they worked a treat! Lemon and blueberries are a divine combo!!! Thanks for the recipe xx

  • RB
    April 4, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Hi Jane
    Which butter do you use?….is Stork ok?….thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 4, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      Stork is good!

    • RB
      May 4, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Ok thanks.
      Also if I were to only bake half the quantity (6 only) will the baking time be the same?Also how do you make sure equal amount of the mixture is the same in each cases?
      Thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Yes it would probably still be the same! and I use a cookie/ice cream scoop, so easy! x

  • Heather
    March 14, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Jane,
    Is it possible to use the same mixture but in a loaf tin, if so would there be any time adjustments??


    • Kim
      July 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Oooh I’d love to know too! X

  • abbiosbiston
    September 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I like to put a mashed banana in my muffins. Always makes them moist. These sound delish!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 7, 2015 at 11:12 am

      I’ve heard that works wonders – I’m allergic to Banana so I haven’t done it myself! 🙂

  • ahsknaka
    September 6, 2015 at 11:11 am
  • Jess Carey
    September 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Lemon + blueberry = best combo!! I haven’t made a good batch of muffins in so long, thank you for the kick up the backside I needed! These look so delicious!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 5, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Thank you so much Jess! 🙂 and you definitely should bake muffins now aha they’re so delicious!

  • anitacuisine
    September 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    this look delicious, and the photos are very nice !

  • James Scott
    September 4, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Hey, I’ve just made these. They are out the oven resting on the side. They smell awesome!! Thanks for the post

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Ohh I hope you like them!! 🙂

    • James Scott
      September 4, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      They taste soon good!! The best thing I’ve made. Better than a starbucks muffin!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Now THAT is a compliment 😀

  • Lauren at Knead to Dough
    September 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Do you have recipe developing tips Jane? Since I started blogging I’ve created a few of my own recipes but I tend to stick to bakes I know very well when I do so I get the science right 🙂 but you share recipes from so many aspects of baking! do you have any research/recipe writing tips? Xxx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Awwh I love all your recipes 🙂 and I know what you mean – some literally just come from experimentation and others are research – sometimes I could spend hours looking into a certain type of recipe and then mashing it all together through trial and error, but I do get some fails still so 🙂 xx

    • Lauren at Knead to Dough
      September 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Awwh thank you I could say the same to you! 🙂 I have a similar strategy so it’s good to know I’m roughly on the right lines! I don’t mind a few tries, the more cookies the better! 🙂 thanks Jane 🙂 xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 4, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Ohh yes definitely, theres no real art to it – I just find experimentation is best! 🙂 its okay!! xx

  • danaeL
    September 4, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Cute! Perfect for a tea party


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