Blueberry Bakewell muffins

Blueberry Bakewell muffins

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins plus cooling


Makes 12

These easy blueberry muffins have a delightfully jammy centre and crunchy crumble topping - a tasty treat for teatime or packed lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal312
  • fat14g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.6g


  • 100g unsalted butter, softened, plus 1 tbsp, melted, for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 140g natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 125g pack blueberries (or use frozen)



    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

For the topping

  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp flaked almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cold butter diced
  • 12 tsp wild blueberry conserve (I used Felix wild blueberry jam, available from


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Put all the topping ingredients, apart from the jam, in a bowl and rub together.

  2. Beat the butter and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat in for 1 min, then mix in the yogurt, extracts and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarb in a bowl with 1/4 tsp fine salt, then tip this into the wet ingredients and stir in. Finally, fold in the blueberries and divide the mixture between the muffin cases. Top each muffin with 1 tsp blueberry jam, then scatter over the crumble mixture.

  3. Bake for 5 mins, then reduce oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and bake for 15-18 mins more until risen and golden, and a cocktail stick inserted in comes out with just jam on it – no wet cake mixture.

  4. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then carefully lift out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container – after a day or two, pop them in the microwave for 10-15 secs on High to freshen up.

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10th Apr, 2020
This recipe was amazing, they tasted great and they were easy to make! The blueberries kind of sunk to the bottom but that could have just been the way I mixed them :)
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Catherine Fritsch
27th Feb, 2020
I don't quite get 12 big muffins, but they are definitely the best muffins I've ever had! They're always a big hit in the office and at home.
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19th Mar, 2018
MAKE THESE MUFFINS! hands down the best blueberry muffin recipe I've tried to date, packed with flavor and a variety of textures! made multiple batches up to now and so far the only complaint ive had is...there needs to be more of them!
6th Mar, 2018
I actually got 16 good sized muffins out of this recipe. I couldn't resist trying a warm one, they looked so good! I didn't have any flaked almonds so I used chopped walnuts. I also used raspberry jam instead of blueberry! Completely delicious, perfect for lunch boxes and afternoon snack with a cup of tea!
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14th May, 2017
I've tried the recipe first time and muffins are very very delicious! I will definitely recomend this recipe.
26th Jan, 2016
These were amazing, probably the best muffins I've had. my family agreed and said they were better than any shop brought muffin. Will make again soon. When I put the topping on, I felt like it was going to be too much so I didn't use it all, but when they came out of the oven some of the topping had disappeared so next time I will use it all. Highly recommended, they are so simple and taste great!
11th Apr, 2020
I don't have yoghurt and I'm wondering if there are any substitutes or ways I can still do this recipe without it? Thanks
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14th Apr, 2020
Hi, Esther from the food team here! We'd recommend using soured cream as a replacement. Thanks for your question!
11th Apr, 2020
I don't have any yoghurt and I'm wondering if there are any substitutes or ways of baking these without? Thanks :)
8th Apr, 2020
I made these muffins this morning, such a good recipe but I recommend using peanut butter instead of normal! Not only does it reduce the fat content it also tastes amazing with the jam. Brilliant recipe x
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