These almond blueberry muffins are just perfect for an afternoon snack! Deliciously moist and fruity as well as easy to make. There's no reason not to make your own blueberry muffins now!
If you ask me what my favourite flavour of muffin is, I would say blueberry. I also love ground almond in anything, so how could I say no to making these almond and blueberry muffins? They are very moist inside with a slightly crisp crunchy surface on the top, almost like the top of a brownie.
What I also love about muffins is how easy they are to make. All you need to do is whisk up the wet ingredients and then fold in the dry ones. So simple and they are quick to bake too. These muffins only take 25 minutes to bake which is so much quicker than baking a whole cake!
Ingredient notes for blueberry almond muffins
To make these blueberry almond muffins you'll need:
- Eggs - I usually use large eggs but you can get away with using medium ones too.
- Olive oil - I just use a light olive oil for these and you could replace it with vegetable oil.
- Caster sugar
- Ground almonds
- Self-raising flour - If you don't have self raising then use plain flour plus half a teaspoon of baking powder.
- Blueberries - I normally use fresh blueberries but frozen ones also work.
How to make blueberry almond muffins
Do check out the recipe card further down the post. I ahve to say, these blueberry muffins are super simple to make. Just whisk up the wet ingredients and then fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones.
Can you adapt the recipe?
When I first made these muffins I added more blueberries but I found it to be a bit too much! I have halved the amount as I found that some of the muffins just had too many in which was making them a bit too fruity! However, feel free to add a few more if you want.
You can also use a different fruit instead of blueberries. Raspberries or cherries are also delicious in these fruity almond muffins.
How do you stop the Blueberries from Sinking?
The blueberries in these muffins have a habit of sinking to the bottom of the muffin cases. I don't mind that at all but if you do there's a really easy way to stop the blueberries from sinking. Just stir a tablespoon of flour into them before adding them to the muffin batter.
How Sweet are these Almond Blueberry Muffins?
When I first made these muffins they were very sweet with 250g of sugar in. I said that if you didn't have a sweet tooth, maybe they wouldn't be for you. I've recently updated the recipe and now only use 200g of sugar. They are still definitely sweet enough.
How to Store these Almond Muffins
I store these muffins in an airtight container at room temperature and they keep well for three days. If you want to keep them for longer then freeze some of them after they have cooled. They'll keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just defrost at room temperature.
When to eat these blueberry almond muffins
I love to eat these as a dessert or snack. They are delicious when warm from the oven with a little ice cream. However, there's nothing to stop you eating them for breakfast if you like muffins for breakfast!
The Inspiration for these Almond Muffins
I found the recipe for the blueberry almond muffins on Jane's Adventures in Dinner, when I used to take part in the Secret Recipe Club. This blog seems to have disappeared now but it was full of gorgeous inspirational recipes.
Almond Blueberry Muffins
- 4 eggs
- 80 ml olive oil
- 200 g caster sugar
- 135 g ground almonds
- 85 g self-raising flour
- 100 g blueberries fresh or frozen
- Put the eggs, oil and sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk until the contents turn pale.
- Fold in the ground almonds and flour gently until just combined. Then fold in the blueberries
- Spoon into the muffin cases. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 25 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.
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Nothing better than a good blueberry muffin.
I couldn't agree more!
Who doesn't love bursts of blueberry in muffin form! These look so tasty!
Thank you. They were gorgeous and actually most of them had more blueberries in than the one in the picture.
colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess
Blueberry and almond sounds like an excellent muffin right about now. great choice!
Yummy I love a good blueberry muffin. Sounds great with almonds in them. I will have to try this at home hahaha Thanks for sharing #tastytuesday
I hope you like them. Let me know if you do try them.
Helen at Casa Costello
Mmm What a gorgeous combination - Love almond in anything! And I also love that these are a muffin, so can be eaten for breakfast?
Before they were all gone I was eating them at all times of the day!
These are perfect I tell you, utterly perfect. Gorgeous food styling and photography too-wow! Thanks for linking up to #Tastytuesdays
Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm no good at food styling or photography but one of my plans at the moment is to try and think about it more and get a few more props to try and work on it.
Agreed! I love ground almonds in anything!
I love blueberries. Though I do reduce the sugar content in most cake recipes! 🙂
I would probably reduce the amount in these by a little the next time I make them!
Very aromatic and fluffy!
Tandy | Lavender and Lime
blueberry muffins are also top of my list! I must make some more soon 🙂
I love anything sweet so the sugar shouldn't be a problem here 🙂 I do like that this recipe uses olive oil as I tend to use butter or regular oil, I wonder if that gives the muffins a lighter flavor and of course the almonds must add a nice nutty flavor which I love. Thanks for sharing!
I'm not sure if it gives them a lighter flavour or not. I used light olive oil rather than a strong extra virgin one and I couldn't taste it in the finished muffins so I'm sure you could use regular oil if you wanted.
Love the addition of ground almond in these muffins!
I love almond anything and definitely have a sweet tooth so these sound ideal!
I definitely have a sweet tooth and love blueberries - so these are right up my alley. LOVE!
I made blueberry muffins this month too - I love the addition of the almonds in yours!
Jane's Adventures in Dinner
So glad you liked them C:
They were delicious.