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Memories of Maine Blueberry Muffins

April 20, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Makes 12
Author Notes

My mother's family had a little place in Maine that we visited in the summers. These muffins were on the table at least once a day, overflowing with fresh picked wild blueberries. They are not very sweet, and were often served at supper, along with fried chicken and corn on the cob. I don't know if the recipe was my grandmother's or my mother's, but I'm continuing the family tradition by serving them often when blueberries are in season. —MrsWheelbarrow

What You'll Need
  • 2-2/3 cups flour
  • 2-2/3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar, scant
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
  3. Mix together the butter, egg and milk. Add to the flour mixture and quickly mix with a fork. Fold in blueberries.
  4. Line muffin tin with paper cups or spray the muffin tin well with non-stick spray.
  5. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups. Bake 18-20 minutes. (This recipe can also be baked in an 8x8 pan for 25 min. and cut in squares to serve.)

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32 Reviews

Melissa June 14, 2020
I cut the sugar down. Delicious.
Anna July 5, 2018
Gonna make these tonight with fresh blueberries from the wild and wonderful West Virginia! Can't wait
Angie July 26, 2015
I, too, had to add some more milk to get the right consistency, but the results were great. Since I live in Maine, I was able to use blueberries that were just picked!
Emily L. January 26, 2015
First of all - drooling dreaming about Maine blueberries, yum! Secondly, suggestions for what type of milk to use? (IE - skim, whole fat...)
MrsWheelbarrow January 26, 2015
I use whole milk, but my mother used 2%.
roryrabbitfield November 29, 2014
I had to add an extra half cup of milk to get the batter to be the right consistency.
MrsPrincess07 April 11, 2014
I tried the recipe today and while the berries themselves were sweet and the texture of the muffins were great, they lacked taste. They need more flavor, something. Off to find another muffin recipe.
LizC July 26, 2012
I love this recipe -- we make it every summer when we're at the beach and there are wild blueberry bushes to raid! The kids demand them - it's become a tradition.
MrsWheelbarrow July 26, 2012
I am just delighted to hear that. In fact, I'm inspired, I need to make some blueberry muffins RIGHT NOW!
Angel July 24, 2011
I plan on making them with Michigan blueberries (just got fresh from there). They look wonderful :)
LizC July 18, 2010
Just made these out at the beach with freshly-picked blueberries. So great!
MrsWheelbarrow July 18, 2010
you're making me nostalgic for both the muffins and the beach!
Maureenoz May 1, 2010
I was born and raised in Maine and have great memories of growing up there. What Mainer hasn't had blueberry pie for breakfast?

I live down under now and can only get the big berries but when you're homesick, any blueberry will do.
Miranda R. April 24, 2010
What beautiful smiles! and such a simple recipe, sounds great!
MrsWheelbarrow April 24, 2010
Thanks, Miranda. I hope you try it.
NakedBeet April 23, 2010
YUM! My Mom in Law makes something very similar to this...although I don't remember all the proportions. They get gobbled up immediately. Lovely photo, is that in Italy?
MrsWheelbarrow April 23, 2010
Yes, that's Sienna. I had a photo from Maine, but uploaded the wrong one here, and gave up - technology having won, yet again.
TasteFood April 21, 2010
Lovely. Maine and blueberries go hand in hand.
MrsWheelbarrow April 23, 2010
Don't they? I can almost hear the loons on the lake when I smell these muffins.
shayma April 20, 2010
what a beautiful photo! and a lovely recipe.
MrsWheelbarrow April 23, 2010
Thanks, Shayma - do you think we look alike? Ha!
coffeefoodwrite April 20, 2010
Looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try them...
MrsWheelbarrow April 23, 2010
thanks so much. i've just located the last bag of last summer's blueberries in the freezer. these muffins are on the menu for tomorrow.
thirschfeld April 20, 2010
Maine wild blueberries are the best. This looks really good.
MrsWheelbarrow April 20, 2010
I hope you try the recipe!
drbabs April 20, 2010
Can I just say...LOVE?
MrsWheelbarrow April 20, 2010
Yes! With a schmeer of good butter!
MrsWheelbarrow April 20, 2010
Yes, they are quite tart. But I usually make these with the high bush blueberries we get here, as those wild ones are just impossible to find outside of Maine.
Lizthechef April 20, 2010
Aren't wild Maine blueberries kind of small, as well as tart? We spent lots of summer vacations in Rockland, back when lobster was cheap...
mrslarkin April 20, 2010
this sounds wonderful. I get Wyman's frozen wild Maine blueberries at Costco year-round. They're fabulous, and I think they'd work great in this recipe.
MrsWheelbarrow April 20, 2010
Thanks, MrsLarkin. I've seen them there, but hesitated.
coffeefoodwrite April 20, 2010
I'll have to check those out next time I am at Cosco....