Brenda's Incredible Blueberry Muffins

A friend recently commented that she was making those absolutely incredible muffins....what muffins? I wondered.  I emailed and quickly got a response, she commented, "Excuse me while I wipe my mouth..they are from Brenda's Canadian Kitchen."  That was easy enough for me, as I follow Brenda....somehow, though, this post slipped right past me!  Well thank you, Chris, for mentioning Brenda's Incredible Blueberry Muffins aka Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins.

The one thing I know about Brenda is that she is an amazing cook...and a great Wordscraper competitor!  I have made many of Brenda's recipes and they are consistently wonderful. I made the muffins just as Brenda recommended.

Brenda's Incredible Blueberry Muffins 
aka Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

1 cup butter
1 - 1 1/4 cup sugar (I used 1 cup, some recipes for these muffins call for 1 1/4 cups)
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups blueberries*
sugar for top (I used "sugar in the raw")
*the extra 1/2 cup is optional, I didn't add them
Preheat oven to 375F.
With electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each addition. In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture alternately with milk and vanilla.
Optionally, mash 1/2 cup of the blueberries, and stir in by hand (this will turn batter a light shade of blue and add a touch of blueberry flavour, but this step may be skipped, if you wish). Gently stir in the remaining 2 cups blueberries (if using frozen blueberries, you may want to toss them with a bit of flour to avoid them sinking to the bottom of the muffins) by hand. Grease muffin tins well, including tops of pans. Pile mixture high in each cup. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 30 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.


Blueberries are a wonderful treat...blueberry muffins,  well, they are hard to beat!

I am participating in Full Plate Thursday sponsored by Miz Helen's Country Cottage and Foodie Friday sponsored by Designs by Gollum.


  1. Kathy, thanks so much for the shout-out. This is my favourite blueberry muffin recipe. I don't make them that often as I just want to inhale the entire dozen. Glad you enjoyed them!

  2. I am with Brenda and want to inhale the entire dozen.

  3. And here I sit with a cup of coffee, but no muffin... gotta fix that:@)

  4. I love blueberry muffins and I'll have to try these. Thank you for sharing. Pat

  5. big and beautiful and bursting with berries! these are some primo muffins, kate (and brenda)!

  6. My favorite ...blueberry muffins, pie or pancakes...these look so good!

  7. can't beat blueberry muffins - all time favorite!

  8. i have become obsessed with breakfast bakery items lately, i should not be looking at more!

  9. Hi Kate,
    Brenda is one of my favorite bloggers and her recipes are always awesome! These Blueberry Muffins look delicious and sure wish I had one right now.
    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Yum, love blueberries in anything. These would be great for an afternoon snack with espresso. I wonder if Jordan Marsh mean they were once served in the Jordan Marsh tearoom. Big department stores used to have tearooms and that's where ladies lunched after shopping.

  11. You're right! they really are hard to beat - and these looks sensational :)
    Mary x

  12. I froze some particular delicious Minnesota blueberries last year and now - methinks it's time to use them. True blueberry deliciousness. (I always cut back on the sugar also)

  13. The photo of that blueberry bush is making me long for summer - and of course after seeing those muffins, i am longing for one of those.

  14. These really do sound wonderful and I enjoyed that bit of poetry you snuck in at the end of your post. I'd love one of these with my coffee this morning. Alas, I'll have to settle for cornflakes. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  15. I just have to stop and adore this perfect pic- cold butter and freshly-baked blueberry muffin ~ brings back good old memories. I can't wait to try this recipe, and I'm gonna use a cup of turbinado sugar.


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