Huckleberry Muffins

April  8, 2019
3 Ratings
Photo by Miss Karen
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Makes 18
Author Notes

These muffins are spectacular! These little gems of the berry world only grow in certain latitudes of Idaho,Washington, Montana and Canada. They are Summer berries, and CAN'T be grown commercially. You will have to compete with mosquitoes, bears and the local populace if you want to pick them yourself. I don't normally mention specific brand or companies, but you can order them frozen from: www.nwwildfoods.com
Everyone says you can substitute wild blueberries, but I do not. The flavor of huckleberries is far superior. If you must substitute, use raspberries instead. (Golden raspberries are wonderful in this recipe.) —Miss_Karen

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup light cream or French Vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon oil, (Boyajian if possible)
  • 1 1/2-2 cups fresh or frozen huckleberries
  • sparkling or turbinado sugar as garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 400* F In a large bowl, combine flour,sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, combine the eggs,cream,oils: stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  3. Fold in berries. Don't over mix, or the batter will turn blue. Spoon into 18 greased or paper lined muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with sparkling or turbinado sugar.
  4. Bake at 400*F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

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8 Reviews

Roseuhmarie October 10, 2021
I made this today and it was so easy. Huckleberries are my new favorite. I took a chance getting some and this was my first recipe using them. Also so glad you recommended the specific lemon oil, holy cow! I will forever love these, they're perfect. Thank you!!
Miss_Karen October 11, 2021
You're welcome! That was such a nice comment to wake up to.🙂
I'm happy you took a chance on the Huckleberry. I think that they are very tasty. I made my Huckleberry sweet rolls (like cinnamon rolls -but with the berries) this morning. Mmmmm!
That lemon oil works in pretty much any lemon bakery item. Yep. It does.
Missdebbe August 10, 2021
I have not made these yet ( tonight) but wanted to let you know that Oregon also has these wonderful huckleberries….. and they are gorgeous and yummy!!!
Miss_Karen August 10, 2021
Miss Debbie,, I am so jealous.. 🙂You are SO lucky to have huckleberries near you! I have to mail order them.... When I have been in places where they grow -trying to get someone to tell you where 'their spot' is can be problematic.
I sometimes think I'd have better luck following a bear.
liz H. July 27, 2021
Amazingly simple and so very good!
Miss_Karen July 27, 2021
Thank you. This is one of my favorite muffin recipes. 🙂
Miss_Karen July 19, 2019
Thank you! It really made my evening to know these muffins are so we'll liked!! You're quite lucky to have huckleberries readily available. I have to order them. It made me smile that your 5 year old helped. They love to stir things at that age.(Mine did too.)
putaneggonit July 19, 2019
Ohmy, delicious. Easy recipe (my five year old helped me), the yogurt gives it a fabulous texture, and the lemon oil provides a supporting flavor that would be noticeable but a mystery unless you knew about it. Will make several times this huckleberry season.