Blueberry Lemon Muffins are always a crowd pleaser

Blueberry Lemon Muffins are always a crowd pleaser

Blueberry muffins in a basket
Lemon blueberry muffins in a basket

Easy breakfast recipes for inn keepers

I just love looking back at old pictures and the above was how we use to serve muffins and scones at Brewster by the Sea. Yesterday I had an old dear friend visit, which tickled me pink as these times tend to make visits more virtual than in person. I wanted to make something special for our lunch on the porch and landed on Chicken Curry Salad and my old staple- Blueberry Muffins. Needless to say I had enough to send some home with her and surprised our painters this morning as well. Byron grumbled a little as there was only 3 left for him. The easy recipe is shown below:

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Donna Cain
a tried and true recipe that will please your guests when served warm fresh out of the oven.
Prep Time 1 hr


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature and cubed
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, pure
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups blueberries fresh


  • Preheat oven to 375 and grease your muffin tin
  • In a large bowl mix butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add baking powder, mix well. Add vanilla and lemon zest. In a small bowl sift together the flour, cornmeal, salt and cinnamon. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix lightly. Then add milk and stir until blended. Add the remaining flour with the blueberries and mix ever so gently. (this will allow the muffins to light and fluffy) With an ice cream scoop, divide dough between 12 muffins. Sprinkle lightly with white sugar.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes. Let stand in the tin for a few minutes and then remove with a knice and let cool on a cooling rach

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