Dairy Farmers of Canada

Fresh Blueberry Lemon Muffins

This recipe is taken from the 2012 Milk Calendar. In 1984 our Lemon Blueberry Muffins became an all-time favourite. With their classic combination of lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these tea-time muffins are made a little leaner for today’s lifestyle.

  • Prep: 10 min - 15 min
  • Cooking: 25 min - 30 min
Yields 12 muffins
fresh blueberry lemon muffins
We’re always looking for good muffin recipes. The one presented in this video is definitely a good one. Lemon juice and zest, combined with corn flour, give these deliciously moist muffins a light tangy taste and crunchy texture. Everyone will enjoy them, either as a snack, a quick breakfast on the go, or anytime as a little treat.


  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp (75 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
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Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan with paper liners.

In a small bowl, toss 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the flour with blueberries; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy; beat in egg until blended. Beat in lemon zest, juice and vanilla (do not worry if mixture looks curdled).

Using a wooden spoon, stir dry ingredients into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry and 2 of milk. Gently stir in blueberry mixture.

Spoon into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 25 to 30 min or until just turning golden and a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 min. Transfer to rack to cool completely.


This recipe is best with fresh blueberries. Frozen blueberries will discolour the batter and sink to the bottom when baked.

Tip for Kids: Turn these sweet muffins into party cupcakes by adding sprinkles to the top before baking or spread cooled muffins with icing and decorate with more blueberries.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 179 Calories
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 29 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 1.1 g
Sodium: 98 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 5 % / 52 mg
Folate: 15 %
Riboflavin: 9 %
Selenium: 16 %
Thiamin: 11 %