Blueberry muffins that you can make in minutes! Doesn't get better than this .... 


  • 2½ cups (375g) self-raising (self-rising) flour, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar

  • ½ cup (125ml) vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup (125ml) milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 300g fresh or frozen blueberries

  • Granulated sugar, for sprinkling


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

  • 2.

    Place the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.

  • 3.

    Place the oil, egg, milk and vanilla in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.

  • 4.

    Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add the blueberries and mix to combine.

  • 5.

    Spoon mixture into a 12-hole ½-cup capacity (125ml) muffin tin lined with paper patty cases.

  • 6.

    Sprinkle the tops with sugar and bake for 30–35 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

  • 7.

    Remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 347kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 40g
  • Sugar 23g
  • Sodium 45mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Saz2Report
I originally followed the recipe and whilst the size, shape and rise looked great the end result was quite dry. I've since tried again and added more liquid, I added a cup of oil and a cup of milk and this time light, moist and airy. My mixture was quite wet. So I'm not sure if it's oven heat but I had a fan oven and my muffins 2nd and 3rd time round were done in 20-23 mins. Love this recipe now that I've got right and it's a great basic muffin recipe. I've tried with blueberries and with raspberries and white chocolate and they were great. This is definitely an easy recipe for me and so easy to whip up in no time now that I've got the mix right.
Posted by S99Report
These did not turn out well at all for me. Very dry. The tops were almost like biscuit.
Posted by CarolienReport
I love it!!! I also will try it with raspberry and chocolate or with banana and coconut...
Posted by Megan865Report
easy and works every time, made blueberry and also raspberry and white chocolate. Family loves them
Posted by NelReport
Worst recipe ever!! Cups to grams conversion is wrong - you'll end up with too much flour and thus a dense heavy muffin. The texture is awful! And I would suggest using melted butter instead of oil.
Donna Hay, you really need to improve on your recipes... you put way too much sugar on top! Go for healthy living please.
There are much better recipes elsewhere. What a disappointment.
Posted by Cindy289Report
I just cooked these and all I could taste was the oil.. I don't know what went wrong but I followed the instructions
Posted by Megsie21Report
These are quick and easy. Everyone loves them, they never last in my house!
Posted by Jess434Report
Made these on a whim and they turned out amazing! Crispy tops and soft, fluffy inside, better then anything you could buy. I only added half the blueberries as that was all I had on hand, but followed the rest of the recipe as it is written. Perfect!
Posted by Jo595Report
Cooked these tonight with the kid, oops she misread the ingredients and we put in 1 cup of oil... Added a bit more flour and they turned out okay. Looking forward to trying again with the correct measurements!
Posted by Carole3Report
Does anyone know the brand of patty pans Donna is using in this video, I have tried several stores, and cannot find anything resembling them, they look a much better quality than the normal fluted paper ones??