Lemon Blueberry Muffins


Hi all– It’s pretty quiet around here.  Christmas tree down–check.  Clutter picked up and stashed–check.  Gifts all stowed in cupboards and closets–check.  Kids all gone & settled back in their own homes–check.  Sort of missing the hub-bub of ten people filling up our little house.

Here’s one Christmas week leftover still waiting to be shared.  Citrusy, sweet muffins were our quick breakfast one morning– sort of add a little sunshine on a gray sky day.  Add a mug of tea.  Perfect.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
1/2 cup milk
grate peel from 1 large lemon
1 cup blueberries (6 oz. pack)
a little extra sugar


First take the lemon and grate off all the peel. Set aside.  Then juice the lemon and strain out the seeds.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Next mix in the eggs, oil, lemon juice and milk.  Last, fold in the lemon peel and blueberries.

Spoon the batter into a muffin tin lined with paper liners (makes about 10).  Dust the tops with a slight sprinkle of sugar.

Bake them up at 350 degrees for 20 to 22 minutes, until they are slightly browned on top and firm to the touch.  Delicious warm with a big mug of tea.



21 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Muffins

  1. Yum, Rhonda, these seem delicious! I got an immediate hit that they would be great with spelt flour (and maybe coconut oil??). Anyway, I love your recipes, and I agree with Brigid – the photo is wonderful. Have a blessed weekend, and restful blessed integration from the holiday. Love xo

    • Hi Marcia– Keep seeing recipes (on Pinterest) for lemon blueberry cake, but haven’t tried that yet. This weekend I’m painting the study –and it’s not going so easily! Off to Home Depot to get a different kind of paint for the book cases. (OK, thanks for listening to my grumbling!!) Hope your Saturday is full of muffins and books! xox

  2. Hi Rhonda, Hope you and the family all had a Happy New Year!! Mmm I need a plate of these lemon blueberry muffins in my house right now. Beautiful pictures too!! You are so proactive after Christmas… I still haven’t taken my Christmas stuff down. I really think it’s worse thank unpacking the suitcase. You know… If you put if off for one day then that one day turns into a week and so on. My excuse today is its snowing and wind chill in the single digits. Too cold to take the Christmas light down and I don’t want to have to pack up Christmas stuff twice. Maybe tomorrow 😉.

  3. Looks delicious! Hope all is well with you and your family. We are enjoying our new home in Bend, OR. Lots of snow and snow shoveling

    • Hey Janet! You’ve really made a fun (really full!) circle around the world and back to Bend. All the photos I’ve seen of that area area so green and beautiful. Hugs to you both from here…

  4. It is a snowy day and I have been salivating over your recipes. The food photography is lovely! You have gotten me motivative to try to some new things. Thanks Ronda

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