Magic Disappearing Blueberry Muffin Recipe
Magic Disappearing Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Magic Disappearing Blueberry Muffin Recipe

When I made these amazing blueberry muffins I was in serious cake bliss. You see they smelled SO GOOD! Then I made the mistake of breaking one in half for the “photo shoot”. Once the gooey jammy blueberry innards were exposed there was no going back! I popped one half of the sacrificed blueberry muffin in my mouth. It was like crack to a junkie… I started munching on them as I photographed!

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

Eight little blueberry muffin loaves became seven, and then seven became six… then I called for a Facebook intervention. I couldn’t stop eating them!! I was in serious risk of having none left when the kids came home from school.  Wow! That’s so bad!… but they were SO good!

Inside Blueberry Muffins

Inside Blueberry Muffins

Now I’m sure your looking at the picks thinking, ah yeah sure! They look okay… but they just look like regular blueberry muffins to me. In part this is true, but you may remember we went blueberry picking in the school holidays at a local farm. So these were fresh picked blueberries.  I don’t know if that made them special… maybe. I’d like to think its the lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar and yoghurt I used in the recipe that made them heavenly.

Magic Disappearing Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Magic Disappearing Blueberry Muffin Recipe


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup macadamia oil
  • 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • zest from the lemon


  1. Preheat the oven 400 Fahrenheit or 200 Celsius.
  2. Add muffin papers to a muffin tray or spray with oil.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and the blueberries into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the centre of the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix until just combined.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

One of the best things about this recipe is you don’t need an electric mixer to make these. Just one bowl! It’s a dump and stir recipe, my favourite kind. I remember when my older boys were babies I used to look for this type of recipe so I could make it when they had an afternoon nap and I wouldn’t disturbed their sleep. Time goes fast, they’re now 19 and 20 years old!

Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Also, if you don’t have a blueberry farm nearby then buy the berries in the frozen food section of the supermarket. No one will ever know, it can be our secret.

Magic Blueberry Muffin

Magic Blueberry Muffin

So even if you have a favourite blueberry muffin recipe I would love for you to try this version. I do think they are rather special.

Easy Blueberry Muffin

Easy Blueberry Muffin

Oh and the reason I called them “magic blueberry muffins”, was the amazing disappearing trick they did. They had all completely disappeared by 4.00pm the same day. Every time I went into the kitchen another one had disappeared. Magic!

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  1. Disappearing muffins- the best kind- as long as they don’t all reappear on your hips! These look so good and looks like the macadamia oil would be an interesting substitute for butter (I’ve never tried it before)!

  2. I want to try your magic recipe ! If your children love them since they were a babys it’s because it must be very good ! Have a lovely weekend Julie! x

  3. I relate to those moments when food photography becomes food eating! These are obviously excellent and I like how you made them in individual loaves.

  4. That happens to me all the time! I sometimes think my photography would be a lot better if I wasn’t so hungry by the time I started taking the pictures. They look delicious-I haven’t had a blueberry muffin in ages.

  5. Hehe I always eat while I photograph. I didn’t realise that there were people that didn’t haha!! 😀

  6. You e convinced me, they sound delicious. I’m making them this afternoon. GG

  7. Hello Girls! I love how cute and adorable these mini loaves are. I love fresh picked blueberries they really are so much better than what you get at the grocery store. You know once these little guys are sliced open you have to try just a little bit and then and a little more you realize you just ate all of your props… LOL

  8. I also love dump and stir recipes. Now I must see if I have macadamia nut oil left over 🙂

  9. Damn, these look amazing and I can almost smell that freshly baked muffin smell here
    So I don’t blame you for indulging them all before the kids were home 😉 too bad they would still smell that fresh smell once getting home for you to get away with it 😛

  10. mmm they look amazing and your place must smell amazing!

  11. Those do look like delicious muffin loaves! I’m a huge blueberry fan.

  12. I LOVE a dump and stir recipe – perfect for last minute afternoon tea ideas – when the ‘teens’ burst through the door they need feeding asap – no patient waiting around for them – I just need to keep myself away from devouring too many…xxx

  13. They look fab Julie. Is there anything better than a blueberry muffin??? I’ll make them on my day off tomorrow…

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