Life Love Larson: Blueberry Doughnut Muffins w/Lemon Glaze


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Blueberry Doughnut Muffins w/Lemon Glaze

Welcome to July! I'm not really sure what happened to June, but I intend to savor every remaining moment of what is left of our summer! We went early morning blueberry picking with some friends this week. I decided to come home and try a new muffin recipe that I found via Pinterest. Are you guys over Pinterest or are you still addicted? I still love and think I always will! I searched "blueberry recipes" and this one from My Baking Addiction caught my eye. I got busy and these turned out fantastic! A hint of lemon in the glaze, and a dense texture make this recipe a keeper!

We have found a great patch, The Berry Patch, for all you KC locals. They always have the sweetest berries and it's a fun experience for the kids. The patch was absolutely packed and they get picked out often, so plan ahead! This is a fun yearly tradition for us.

The ingredients in this recipe are ones you probably already have in your pantry, with the addition of lemons and blueberries. Hard to beat the taste and beauty of fresh-picked!

Blueberry Doughnut Muffins w/Lemon Glaze (from My Baking Additction)

Ingredients for Muffins:

zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 1/3 cup fresh blueberries

Ingredients for Glaze:

3 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon squeezed)
1 Tablespoon warm water


1-Preheat oven to 425*. Line muffin tin or spray with non-stick spray.
2-Combine lemon zest and white and brown sugars in a medium sized bowl. Incorporate.
3-Add butter and oil to sugars and beat. Then add eggs and vanilla and combine. I used an electric hand mixer.
4-In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture and the milk a little at a time to the wet ingredients. Start with the flour and end with the flour. Fold in the blueberries carefully.
5-Spoon the batter into muffin cups and fill almost to the top.
6-Bake for 15-17 minutes. Mine took 16 minutes to become slightly golden brown and cooked through in the middle. I would start watching them around 13 minutes.
7-Allow muffins to cool. Make glaze by combining all ingredients and whisk until smooth.
8-Turn the cooled muffin upside down and dip into the glaze. 

Here they are right out of the oven...

And with the glaze...

We ate these with breakfast burritos for dinner. They are basically a dessert muffin, so they could be served at any time! Delicious! We gave a few to our friends that we went blueberry picking with. I also heated one up for breakfast this morning and it was just as good!

These would be cute served with a strawberry smoothie for 4th of July morning! You could have a little red, white, and blue action. Let me know what you think if you try them! And don't forget to follow along with me on Pinterest!  xo


  1. These look delicious. Pinning this one! Visiting from Your Turn To Shine Link Party!

    1. You won't be disappointed Mary!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hey Andrea,

    Glad to find your site. I came over on #InspirationMonday today.

    Your kids are precious and the muffins looks really good as well. We are on a low sugar diet in our home. I wonder how they would taste made with Splenda or Stevia?

    I followed you on Pinterest today, and I look forward to connecting again soon~

    1. Hi Melanie! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! xo

  3. these look and sound so yummy
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  4. We have so many blueberries in our garden, I will have to make a batch of these! Thank you for linking up to the Merry Monday Link Party!

  5. I looooove blueberry muffins! I will definitely be giving this recipe a try! Thanks so much for sharing at Merry Monday! This is going to be one of my features this week. Hope to see you again tonight!