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Easy Blueberry Muffins for Kids to Make

Rack of Easy Blueberry Muffins for Kids

As we have said before, we genuinely thank the person who decided to call mini-cakes muffins. In the category of banana bread, these easy blueberry muffins for kids are delightfully sweet, while still passing as a “healthy” breakfast. This way when your Mom asks you if you have had any fruit today, you can confidently answer with a yes.

Kids Making Blueberry Muffins

When we started reading this recipe, we were surprised that the directions did not have you separate the dry ingredients from the wet. We read it a couple of times and decided that while this baker managed to mix the dry ingredients on top of the wet, that felt a bit risky for kids. So we went with the standard practice of mixing the wet separately.

I think we may have found a new science experiment to research. As we were running low on butter, we used one stick that was salted and one that was unsalted. Isn’t it interesting to see how they melted differently? We could not remember what one was which. Any ideas?

kids cooking experiment with butter

As we learned from our chocolate chip muffin experiment, muffins do not like to be over-mixed as they can become dense. The original recipe was hand mixed, but it just felt so much easier for us to use the stand mixer. We went that route instead hoping it would not make them tough.

kids Blueberry Muffin recipe batter

We decided to use our homemade yogurt instead of sour cream. To not over-mix, we used the stand mixer for only a few seconds before stopping it and scraping down the sides.

Yogurt in Easy Blueberry Muffin for Kids

All of us in this house are not huge blueberry fans, so we lowered the amount as it seemed like there would be too many otherwise. Being that we are kids, we prefer to taste the cake muffin part, with just a side of blueberries. You can adjust this to your liking.

Our Next Experiment

As the sun was shining, it was time to hurry up this blueberry muffin making process. I quickly added them into the muffin tins, threw some sugar on them, and ran out the door.

 Easy Blueberry Muffin for Kids in tins

And boy did they look funny in the pans. I really hoped they would rise in the oven and look better after baking.

Kids cooking experiment in muffin tin

To our delight, these turned out just lovely. This recipe seemed to be very forgiving of our experiments. It was worth the effort to have mini cakes for breakfast tomorrow.

 Mini blueberry cakes that are really muffins

Since we always double a muffin recipe due to how many we eat at once, feel free to cut the amounts in half from the recipe below. But we think if you go through so much effort, might as well have some to keep in the freezer for a quick breakfast treat.

Easy Blueberry Muffin for Kids in tins

Easy Blueberry Muffins for Kids to Make

Yield: 24 Muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Melted Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2-1/2 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt
  • 1-1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • Cane Sugar for Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly butter muffin pans or fill with liners.
  2. Combine the sugar, egg, butter, milk, and vanilla in a bowl and whisk until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients slowly to wet. Mix just until incorporated.
  5. Add in the sour cream mix on low speed until folded in.
  6. Using a spoon, mix in the blueberries.
  7. Evenly distribute the batter in the muffin tins by filling 3/4 way to top.
  8. Bake muffins for about 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Store in refrigerator, or freeze for an easy breakfast.

Notes

Adapted from Yammie's Noshery

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