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the best blueberry muffin recipe (and a free recipe art print!)

    Homemade Blueberry Muffins / jones design companyIf I have to choose between cooking and baking, I choose baking every time. I come from a long line of bakers and we have a handful of very delicious favorite family recipes. These blueberry muffins are one of them.

    The recipe is from my aunt, who is known for her desserts and baked goods. The original recipe is called French Muffins and can be made without the blueberries. You can also skip the muffin liners and coat the muffins completely with cinnamon and sugar, which is a pleasant variation, but a bit messier. I love the blueberries for a varied texture and the muffin wrappers make washing the muffin tins one million times easier, so I tend to favor the easy way.

    blueberrymuffinscloseEarlier this week we watched our friends’ kids while they took off on a little getaway and I made these muffins for a quick breakfast. Because waking, clothing, feeding and getting nine kids off to school by 8:10? Um, let’s just say I wanted to be as prepared ahead of time as possible.

    SIDENOTE: couples getaways are so good. We are now in the stage of parenting where I’m no longer constantly either nursing or pregnant and the kids are self-sufficient enough where we feel comfortable leaving them with family or friends. This was not always the case and while those earlier years of parenting were so, so sweet, it feels great to be able to take a break every once in a while and spend time away as a married couple.

    Our friends have 5 kids and this is the first time they have been on a mini vacation with just the two of them since their honeymoon. Their cutie 7 year old daughter was missing her mom and dad as I was putting the kids to bed and I just kept reminding her that this is so good for her parents. Someday she’ll get it. And I love that they are setting the example to their kids that even though it is a whole lot of work figuring out who is going to watch their many children and it costs a bit to hop on an airplane and stay in a hotel, the benefits are completely worthwhile.

    Anyway, back to the muffins. They are delicious. And they were a big hit with the kids.

    They would make a lovely addition to your Easter brunch, perhaps? Or for a weekend treat. Or anytime, really, because they are easy to make and taste amazing.

    blueberrymuffinigWould you like the recipe?



    3 1/4 cups flour
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    1 tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    2 eggs
    2/3 cup melted butter
    1 cup milk
    fresh blueberries

    2 tbsp cinnamon
    2/3 cup sugar
    1/3 cup melted butter

    Preheat oven to 350. Butter one 12-cup muffin tin and one 6-cup muffin tin (or use muffin liners).
    In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
    In stand-up mixer, whisk eggs, melted butter and milk.
    Gradually add dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
    Fold in blueberries.
    Transfer batter to buttered tins and bake for 18 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
    While baking, combine cinnamon and sugar and have melted butter ready as soon as the muffins are baked. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Makes 18 muffins.


    Because the chocolate chip cookie and chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe prints were so fun to create (and share!), I illustrated the ingredients of the blueberry muffins as well.


    You can download your copy from THE ARCHIVE, our library of all the best free prints, templates, fonts and more. There are two 5×7 cards per sheet, so print them out, trim around the dotted lines and share with a friend (maybe with a batch of freshly baked muffins?!).

    ONE MORE SIDENOTE: I recorded my screen while creating this recipe card so I could show you what the process looks like. I use Adobe Illustrator and love creating these fun illustrations, and I wanted to show you how wonderfully simple it is to design using the program (just in case you’re still on the fence about joining the Simplified Graphic Design class!). So I recorded the process (which took me about an hour and a half) and was going to finish up editing and speeding up the video later that night.

    WELL, we’ve had some weird weather around here and while I was off taking Audrey to ballet, there was wind and hail and lots of rain and our power went out. Which meant the computer shut off. And I never saved the video. BOOOOO. I have a support request in with the video people and hopefully they can help me retrieve the video. If so, I’ll do the edits and post it later this week. If not, well, that’s sad.

    In the meantime, I do show how to create illustrations like this in the Simplified Graphic Design Class and I’d love for you to join me.


    23 thoughts on “the best blueberry muffin recipe (and a free recipe art print!)”

    1. Thank you for so generously sharing the fruit of your talent and hard work with your blog readers (and IG followers!) with all the free, printable downloads you make available. I just helped myself to the blueberry muffin printable, your spring essentials (so feminine and lovely!), and one of the “He is not here, for He is risen” watercolor printables. I hung that one above my husband’s desk, and I’m excited for him to discover it tomorrow when he sits down to work.

      Thank you so much, Emily. Such gifts!

    2. Emily, this is sooooo good! The video, the printable! Thank you for all your hard work, I’ve been following from the beginning?

    3. If we are a glutten free family,how could I adjust the recipie so that we could enjoy these?
      Thank you for all your beautiful work! You are appreciated!

    4. Thanks for the recipe. I have these baking in the oven right now. I’ve been searching for a good go-to blueberry muffin recipe so I’m anxious to try these.

    5. ❤️ all of it. The recipe, the child care, the thoughts about childcare and having a break. (Also love the graphic design class–which I have been taking for the last couple months and highly recommend!)

    6. I love baking too! Thank you for the new recipe card, and I really hope you can get the video back! I would absolutely love to see it! If not….. Maybe you’ll have to do another recipe ?

    7. Love the cards but maybe a little summary at the bottom- oven temp, pans to use and baking time to make it a complete recipe?

    8. Thanks for the lovely printable! I printed it and the cookie recipe for my daughter, “laminated” with clear contact paper, hole-punched the corners, and hung them up on her toy kitchen. It’s so cute, and now she’s busy making muffins as I type :)

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