These Easy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins with Yogurt are perfect for a quick and tasty breakfast or snack. They are made with oil and yogurt so they are super moist and they are packed full of fresh tasty blueberries.
- Moist Blueberry Muffin Recipe
- How To Make Homemade Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
- Step-By-Step Instructions
- Instructional How-To-Make Recipe Video:
- Recipe Tips And Tricks
- Why Are My Blueberry Muffins Dry?
- How Long Do You Keep Muffins In The Oven?
- More Blueberry Recipes:
- Easy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins with Yogurt
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Moist Blueberry Muffin Recipe
Homemade Blueberry muffins are a classic - and for a good reason, they are absolutely delicious! So I really wanted to create the perfect recipe that is easy to make and has everything you expect from a blueberry muffin.
So I made this recipe that is simple and pretty much fool-proof to make and produces soft, moist muffins with blueberries in every bite with a crisp golden coating.
These muffins are quick and easy to make and have the best texture. They are also completely gluten-free but still deliciously moist due to the yogurt and oil in the recipe.
For a little extra flavor, try adding lemon zest to this recipe. And if you are a lemon lover like me then you have to check out my Easy Lemon Bars recipe made with a delicious graham cracker crust.
Why You Will Love These Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins with Yogurt
- They are packed full of blueberries so you are guaranteed sweet fruity blueberry flavor in every bite!
- The batter is a nice thick consistency so the blueberries are distributed throughout the muffin and don't sink to the bottom.
- The yogurt and the oil in this recipe give these muffins the perfect light and moist texture.
- It is a one-bowl recipe, so it is super quick and easy to make with minimal mess.
WHY ADD YOGURT TO MUFFINS?
Yogurt (or sour cream) keeps baked goods fluffy and moist. Here's how:
- The acidic property of yogurt reacts with the baking soda/baking powder in the recipe which then makes the muffins rise and be light in texture.
- The creamy, tanginess of the yogurt makes the muffins more flavourful and richer.
- The creaminess and fats in the yogurt help to keep the muffins tender and moist.
How To Make Homemade Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
These yummy muffins couldn't be easier to make! It is a simple muffin recipe that can be made in minutes with amazing results. To make them, follow the simple instructions below or find the full recipe at the end of this post.
Preheat your oven to 180/375 and line a muffin pan with paper liners. Then, whisk together the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl, except for the yogurt.
Once well combined, add the dry ingredients and the yogurt. Whisk together until just combined - be sure to not overmix the batter.
Time for blueberries! Add the fresh blueberries to the batter and stir gently to combine and evenly distribute.
Fill the muffin tin lined with muffin papers with the batter. Fill each liner ¾ of the way full.
Sprinkle with light brown sugar over top and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until lightly golden and cooked through.
Instructional How-To-Make Recipe Video:
Recipe Tips And Tricks
- Use firm, sweet blueberries for best results. Mushy blueberries will fall apart in the batter.
- Don't overmix the batter when folding in the blueberries as this will create a tougher texture when baked.
- These blueberry muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Alternatively, they can be kept frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Why Are My Blueberry Muffins Dry?
Nobody wants a dry muffin. So I made sure to create a muffin recipe from scratch that is nice and moist. To make a muffin moister, it is important to look at both ingredients and technique. A muffin's moistness comes from fats rather than liquids.
The vegetable oil in the recipe coats the flour's absorbent starch granules, which then minimizes the ability to absorb moisture in the muffin.
You can also improve a muffin's moisture levels and shelf-life through the ingredients that are used. Adding rich, mildly acidic buttermilk, sour cream, or yogurt improves the muffins' texture.
Sweetening a muffin with molasses, brown sugar, honey, or corn syrup also helps hold moisture within the muffins. Fresh or frozen berries also all pack plentiful moisture, so adding lots of fruit will also greatly improve an otherwise dry muffin.
How Long Do You Keep Muffins In The Oven?
The size and the density of the batter all affect the amount of time needed to cook a muffin perfectly. A great way to test if a muffin is cooked through is by inserting a toothpick into the centre of it and if it comes out clean then the muffin is cooked through.
It is also important to allow muffins to cool in the tray, as they will continue to gently cook from the remaining heat.
More Blueberry Recipes:
- Blueberry Chia Pudding
- Delicious Blueberry Smoothie
- Lemon Blueberry Baked Oats Without Banana
- Blueberry Lemon Pie
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- ⅔ cup brown sugar (plus extra for topping)
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cup 1:1 gluten free flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 375F and line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Spray the liners with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Once well combined, add the flour, baking powder, and yoghurt. Whisk until just combined.
- Fold in the blueberries with a spoon. Do not over-mix.
- Fill the prepared muffin pan with the batter, filling each liner ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle with the extra sugar.
- Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the tray.
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