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Blackberry Muffins Recipe

No one can resist these buttery muffins bursting with juicy blackberries. They make a nice addition to any breakfast table. —Julee Walberg, Carson City, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture alternately with milk. beating well after each addition. Fold in blackberries.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffins cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 172 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Charlie User ID: 9233997 271669
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2017

"I used 3/4 cup of the wild blackberries growing in our Oregon neighborhood, also substituted canola oil for the butter, used whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour and reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. Perfectly light muffins with the perfect degree of sweetness!"

Rebecca User ID: 9229827 270160
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2017

"Absolutely wonderful! I did add a tsp of vanilla...and they are pretty sweet, so a more health conscious person COULD cut the sugar....but I didn't and my family raved!"

honeybr User ID: 151770 256137
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016

"Made as stated but cut the blackberries in half. Next time I would add some vanilla.

I got 12 muffins from this recipe."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 242275
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"Great recipe! Made as directed with one cup fresh berries. Very light, cupcake like muffin. Devoured within two days, good warm or next day. Used paper lined cupcake wrappers. Looked beautiful. Recipe can be altered to accommodate different berries! As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I enjoy recipes that use simple ingredients that I easily have on hand."

gwenpstanley User ID: 8459939 232183
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Very good. Used blackberries that were growing by my home"

ldever40 User ID: 8292490 222784
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"These were good but need vanilla. Next time I make them I will add more berries, and a little more sugar too. And I'm not fond of baking at 375 so I recommend 350 oven for a little longer."

seattlegranny User ID: 8103044 47068
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"I was looking for a simple but tasty blackberry muffin recipe and stumbled upon this one. It is easy, most ingredients you have in your kitchen, and they are delicious. I had blackberries in my freezer I picked out of our yard in the fall in the Cascades in Wa. It only calls for 2 cups, but believe me when I say they are so many bites of your berry it is unbelievable. I tried regular and large muffins and found the regular ones were much better in many ways. I cooked this recipe in the Wolfgang Pressure Oven and it was mouth watering! Like any recipe, adjust to your health needs accordingly and test it. My next batch will be made with coconut sugar. You will not be disappointed in this one!!!"

STippen User ID: 1675286 126760
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Just made mini muffins and we loved them (14 minutes). I can not wait to get more berries to try and freeze some."

LCHOLT71 User ID: 7877120 61866
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"Very easy to make, and delicious - the muffins were light! Great use of my wild blackberries! I wish I could add a picture!"

Sophiegirl04 User ID: 7868304 67025
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"Excellent. easy and delicious. I have also used peaches (chopped) and raspberries. All were great!"

Deb31 User ID: 7724626 54503
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"I made these today. A batch of blackberry and a batch of blueberry. Very Good. Tho we have to watch our cholesterol I had to adapt a bit. Used Smart Balance instead of butter. Only used 1 cup of sugar and half of that was sweetener. For the salt, I used No Salt. *****"

Knightingale User ID: 7718348 67022
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"What a pain to sign up! I had to put a rather rude fake address in. Like I'm going to give my real address and suffer with crap mail!

Other than the messed up sign up sheet, these muffins rocked! I added less than a cup of sugar, and half end the berries, but the were moist and addictive! My kids loved hem too!"

chutzpah84 User ID: 7694001 124159
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Perfect blackberry muffins. Soft, moist, and the perfect amount of blackberries and butter and sugar. Great combination and delicious."

Janea915 User ID: 7688998 67020
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"These were amazing! I used brown and white sugar instead of all sugar. I made a topping for them with butter, sugar and flour. They are really good. Such a wonderful starting recipe for a variety of flavors. Thank you!!"

LKBailey08 User ID: 7685804 67017
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"A Perfect Simple Taste!"

pixietwlight User ID: 7474191 61864
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"Awesome! Very moist. I could have used a little less sugar and they still would have been yummy. We followed the instructions step by step and both my daughters loved them! Thanks for posting ."

joy cooking User ID: 5576389 124158
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"YUM! Even my kid who usually eats around the fruit in muffins ate these without complaining. Reduced sugar to 1 c. in the muffins and used turbindado sugar sprinkled on top for a nice crunch."

Squisa33 User ID: 7357100 87864
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"Delicious recipe!! Made 1/2 of the recipe which yielded about 6-7 regular sized muffins (all husband and I can handle) and they were all gone by the end of the day. I followed the recipe with my only changes being using a slight bit less sugar (just didn't heap it, still used an appropriate amount) and using slightly less berries (mix of black & blueberries). The sugar top made each muffin deliciously crispy and I even melted a touch of butter and drizzled it on top and let cool before serving. YUM. Can't wait to make again."

mkass000 User ID: 3025865 85203
Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"I loved this recipe. I followed it step by step. The only thing I will do different next time is reduce the blackberries and cut them in half first. This was very moist, perfectly sweet and tasted amazing with butter brushed on it."

sulynn051467 User ID: 4338984 87860
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"These are so moist and delicious."

Raygina User ID: 5647626 40108
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"The flavor is wonderful. Mine don't color up though. The tops are white and the bottoms are almost burnt. It may be my pan so I'll try again."

Nicki1963 User ID: 7001969 90930
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"Excellent muffin! Modifications were minor. 350 convection oven, less than 1 cup of sugar and less than 2 cups of blackberries. Outstanding! Thank you!"

Nicki1963 User ID: 7001969 67016
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"Really fantastic muffin! Thanks Julee. My only modifications are: overn temp was 325 (I have convection oven) and a little less than one cup for sugar and a little less blackberries too. Outstanding! :)"

agirlwolf User ID: 5003526 85201
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"So yummy! definitely a keeper. These were the best muffins I have ever made."

arleneinaz User ID: 3726972 47067
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"I made the recipe exactly as written with fresh picked blackberries and it was wonderful! Very moist and flavorful. I think it would work well with just about any berry. Definitely a keeper!"

xmegs User ID: 6766050 120789
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"I didn't have butter so I used 1/2 cup of unsweet applesauce instead and they turned out wonderful! Had a lot of wild blackberries, so I used a little more than called for :)"

LeLeBee User ID: 4419387 47036
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I added 2 tsp of lemon zest to this recipe, and made a topping of 4 tbs. unsalted butter, 1/3 C. flour, and 1/2 c. sugar. They go fast!"

Judi720 User ID: 4271214 85200
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"These muffins were great! Used fresh blackberries & my family all loved them!"

Doccy User ID: 6719976 126575
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"My boys thought these had too many blackberries, but I thought they were just right. I added 1 T of lemon juice to the recipe and it was wonderful!"

jenniferisnice User ID: 6548669 85198
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"YUM! What a perfect muffin base. This should prove delicious no matter what kind of muffins I make ... blueberry, chocolate chip, and all the rest."

intlanne User ID: 2920709 120751
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Muffins were very tasty warm. I cut the blackberries in half which seemed to help them settle better with the batter. I also cut back to 1 cup on the sugar and didn't sprinkle sugar on top."

nizzlyniz User ID: 6231197 39935
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"This recipe is AWESOME!!! Highly recommended, and try if you can to use fresh blackberries!! YUM!!!"

martinna User ID: 2142710 87810
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"These turned out great, very moist and nice berry flavor. I used just under a cup of sugar and they are plenty sweet. The only thing we didn't like are the seeds in the berries, which I know is unavoidable. Next time I'll add some nuts to help add some crunch and mask the seeds when you take a bite. Thanks for sharing a great recipe."

JVerd777 User ID: 6129436 87808
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011


deajoh User ID: 2238135 126544
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"My husband loves this recipe. I will probably add a crumb topping next time instead of just the sugar."

dwoodroof User ID: 1578501 120747
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"I absolutly loved them, my girls helped me make them ... we did cut the berries in half ...and they were great. We are planning to make them again soon. :)"

deltatoolgirl User ID: 1215550 124021
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"These are so yummy and moist! I sprinkled with a cinnamon/sugar mix instead of plain sugar. The hint of cinnamon is delicious!"

tapanga79 User ID: 1186106 205406
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"Very good!! Mine were top heavy from me overfilling, but still turned out delicious!!"

Kansas954 User ID: 5328593 61863
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010


kdc-perez07 User ID: 2121276 85193
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"Tasted good! I should have cut up the blackberries though, they were pretty big."

k12michmom User ID: 4408257 54490
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"Great muffin, but I think they were too sweet for my taste, so I will back off to 1c. sugar next time. I also used buttermilk...yum!"

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