Blueberry Muffins – Made With Baking Mix!

I was fortunate enough to get to visit Canada a few years back and while there treated to the loveliest vision – my first real live slice of blueberry pie. Until then, I had only seen it on magazine covers and photographs in books. Mama and I used to talk about how good it must be and how we’d like to try it sometime.

We can get blueberries here, of course, but they cost so dear that buying enough to make an entire pie is out of the question – at least I can’t bring myself to do it. So I had my piece of blueberry pie in Ottowa, sitting in a little diner where folks flipped  back and forth between French and English as easily as drawing breath. I sat among them in pure blueberry bliss for every sacred bite. That was my first piece of blueberry pie and I haven’t had a single bite since ~sighs~  but it was delicious.

The world is getting smaller so rapidly that eventually blueberries will be more attainable in my neck of the woods. I’m sure someday I’ll be able to buy enough for a pie without having to mentally calculate my mortgage payment. For now, I can swing muffins thanks to frozen berries. If I were to buy enough fresh blueberries to make these muffins it would have cost me nearly eight dollars, but I picked up more than enough frozen ones for just $2.98 – and a lot less guilt.

So I am bringing you my guilt free blueberry muffins with a time saving twist – they’re made using a baking mix. I have a lot of rabbits in my hat that I pull out with the use of a baking mix, including some bar cookies that are out of this world, but you don’t always hear about using it to make muffins.  I love these because they aren’t too sweet, very filling, and really make the perfect setting to complement juicy blueberries. They’re also awfully pretty. I hope you get to try them, to me they are almost as good as that piece of pie in Ottawa.

You’ll need: Sugar, Baking Mix, Milk, Egg, Vegetable Oil, and Blueberries.

Feel free to use your favorite berry to make this muffin. I want to try a berry medley I found in the freezer section of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries!

Pour your blueberries in a small bowl.

Pour 1/4 cup of baking mix over them.

and stir.

This will keep them from sinking down into the bottom of your muffins.

Pour remaining baking mix in a large mixing bowl.

We’re using a Pyrex bowl in a pattern called “New Dot”.

Ain’t it purty? There were four in the set, I have three. A yellow one, an orange one, and a blue one, in graduated sizes.

I need the green one to complete but the price of that one makes fresh blueberries look like penny candy.

Add in your egg, milk…

and vegetable oil..

and also your sugar.

Give that a good stir. It will be lumpy and that’s okay.

Sometimes we get lumpy, and that’s okay, too :)

Pour in your blueberries

baking mix and all.

Gently stir them in.

Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray.

Evenly spoon into each of twelve regular sized muffin cups. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.

Blueberry Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Cups Baking Mix (such as Pioneer Brand or Bisquick, etc)
  • 1 heaping cup frozen blueberries (not thawed, can use fresh)
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup sugar*
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, place blueberries. Pour 1/4 cup of baking mix over them and stir. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, place all other ingredients and stir until well mixed, but still lumpy. *Note: If you prefer a sweeter muffin, use 1/2 cup sugar.
  4. Pour in contents of blueberry bowl and gently stir. Spoon into muffin cups.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
  6. When done, carefully remove from muffin pan and allow to cool.
http://www.southernplate.com/2010/03/blueberry-muffins-made-with-baking-mix.html

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~old Chinese proverb

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Comments

  1. says

    I make my blueberry muffins the same way. I just have one extra ingredient but other than that they are the same. Great minds think alike Christy. I was going through my recipes yesterday and saw it and thought I need to post it. So funny.

  2. Melissa says

    Thanks Christy my hubbys favorite anything is blueberry and he has asked me to make some muffins but have never really come across a good recipe to try. I will try this one for sure. You are a lifesaver. Thanks so much for posting this.

  3. says

    ya know a simple way to solve your blueberry problem?

    grow your own! I have 3 bushes and they are super easy to deal with I really do nothing to them except a little water during the horrendously hot summer months. Those 3 bushes provide us with tons of berries. It did take ours about 3yrs to get alot of berries although if we hadn’t had a very late freeze the yr before it may have only been 2.

    I have an awesome pie recipe that I make often and pancakes are also a fav. I use them fresh all summer long but also freeze them to have year round in fact those pancakes I spoke of were just made 2weekends ago:)

    maybe if I am lucky enough to be blessed with flat Christy the pie recipe is what I will share.

  4. mtrztg says

    I wonder if I have ever thanked you for making my life easier? Thank you (or thanks again). I work full time and every little short cut helps me bring my family the homemade goodness that they have come to expect. Rather than using a mix I just haven’t made blueberry muffins in ages. Lack of time and motivation mostly. I have a gallon size freezer bag of frozen blueberries I put up the last time I found them on sale. I figured they were destined for smoothies only but this…this will make my crew very happy this weekend.

    • says

      I’ve been smiling from ear to ear from the very first sentence of your comment, so thank YOU! I just can’t tell you how much I appreciate y’all sitting through my ramblings and I’m tickled to DEATH each time someone tries a recipe. You sound just like me, I want to put the good meals on the table but we are so busy! I love my shortcuts!

      Gratefully,
      Christy

  5. JoAnn says

    I’m sorry for misspelling your name in my previous comment. As my hillbilly family would say,”My tongue was in front of my eyetooth and I couldn’t see what I was saying(typing)!

  6. Michael says

    I DOOOOO like me a blueberry muffin now and then!! Although I must say I don’t find the thought of blueberry pie all that appetizing. Granted, I’ve never tried it but I’m one of those stubborn Yankees who has never tried it because I don’t like raw blueberries. lol I kinda got forced into the muffin thing which is how I found out I liked em. hehe

    This really looks easy enough. I have made something similar using a Jiffy muffin mix thing but then I decided to add a bit more oil (I think) and used it for pancakes and waffles instead. Worked like a charm and the kids got blueberries with breakfast! hehe

  7. Suzanne says

    Definitely grow your own. The bushes are ripe for the picking in July normally…. They even sell miniature versions you can grow in a pot. I am doing that this year, my neighbor, however, has bushes and has so many blueberries she can’t even pick them all before they fall and start to rot, so we normally can help ourselves to several gallons of blueberries each summer!

  8. Michele Talley says

    I love blueberries and will try these muffins! Does anyone know where to buy Pioneer brand mix near Mt. Pleasant, SC? I have looked in 4 stores and can’t find it. I will try with Bisquik. I may have to try growing some blueberries if they are really easy – I don’t have a very green thumb!

  9. Heather B in NC says

    My husband’s favorite fruit is blueberries. Our dog’s favorite bush to eat is blueberry. He never bothers anything in our yard unless we plant a blueberry bush. Then it’s game on. Even the wood must taste yummy. Thank goodness for the farmer’s market!

  10. Jean says

    Christy, thanks for recipes. I just finished a Jordan roll with real butter, actually I had 2.
    I made the Peach Cobbler Muffins, but subbed Splenda Brown Blend and they were great. The Blueberry Muffins look good.

  11. Jane says

    Christy,

    I went to a pick your own place where I was able to get a gallon of blueberries for practically nothing. Although I’m in west Georgia, I bet there are ones in Alabama, too.

  12. debbi varnell says

    hey Cristy, you might look around and find a farm that lets you pick your own blueberries. we did that this last summer the Nanans, aunts moms and all the kids went . had soo much fun . this place in Sheridan ar , was around 3 or 4 $ a pound . and so good. we got there and no one was there the sign said weigh and put money in the lock box, put weight on the pad. Icould not believe anyone did that any more , no bug bites very well kept. we will go back again this summer. sounds like another fun filled day Debbi varnell

  13. Carla says

    Christy, you can use frozen blueberries in pretty much any recipe where you would use fresh ones. We have blueberry bushes and put gallons of the berries in the freezer each year. We take them out…thaw them and use them in lots of things..including pies and a delicious family favorite called Blueberry Delight. If I were you, I would try those frozen ones in a pie! Nobody should have to go without blueberry pie. Its my favorite pie of all!!
    Carla
    Richton, MS

  14. Abigail says

    I’m dying to try this recipe this summer with fresh blueberries. I LOVE warm blueberry muffins with a bit of butter and a nice cold glass of milk. YUMM! It takes me back to saturday mornings as a kid. Try talking to people and see if they know of any place that lets you pick your own blueberries during the summer. There are a few places outside of Lexington, SC where you can go an pick them. We go every year around 4th of July and you pay by the bagful/bucketful and its usually very cheap, like $3 a bag or so. I can’t wait until summer…except for the unbearable heat and humidity! =)

  15. says

    Blueberries abound in Huntsville for a great price and a fun time. We have our very own berry farm on Dug Hill Road called MaryMac Berry Farm. They don’t use chemicals to treat their berry bushes so they tell you to eat while you pick! I went several times last year and picked a small bucket each time. Sadly I have recently finished the ones I froze from last summer. Mary told me not to rinse them, but just stick them right in the freezer in a freezer bag. They have been so good. They freeze individually so they are so easy to get a few out for my yogurt or grab a handful when I make buttermilk pancakes or crescent roll french toast. Hmmm Hhmmm Good! It is fun and delicious experience for even the family. I can’t wait for them to open this summer.

    @vickierigsby

  16. Kasey says

    I made these tonight, along with my usual “special touches” for blueberry muffins. They cooked up beautifully. And I believe they would have tasted FANTASTIC….if I hadn’t forgotten to add the sugar! DOH!!!!! :)

  17. Erin B says

    Made these last week. Me and the kids loved them! But hubby who loves blueberry muffins and usually despises spices other than salt and pepper said they were bland. I think
    what he missed was the processed flavor of the boxed muffins :). Any suggestions on something to add? I’m thinking vanilla or cinnamon. I’m confused bc he usually doesn’t like anything “extra.”

  18. Gretchen says

    I just made these muffins this morning with my 2 year old daughter. We had such a fun time. Super easy and fun. We added a little vanilla and used frozen blackberries. They are just about to go in the oven, so we will see how they turn out. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  19. says

    You can make blueberry pie with frozen blueberries no problem. Mind you it doesn’t taste the same. I only have to buy blueberries when I run out of my wild blueberries that I picked in the summer. But Give it a try.

  20. Ann Lokey says

    I had sweet potato muffins for the first time the other day. It was at a restaurant so they wouldn’t share the recipe. So if anyone has a recipe I would love to have it!! Even my 9 & 10 yr. olds loved them!!

    Thanks!

  21. Ann Lokey says

    Just wanted to add a note about freezing blueberries… never rinse them before you freeze them! Unlike when you do strawberries you don’t rinse the blueberries at all! Just bag them and freeze them. As another reader posted above they are very easy to pick out as much as you want and keep the rest frozen, if you don’t rinse them. If you do rinse they will stick together and be mushy when you try to use them. We have lots of pick your own here in Eastern NC!

  22. Kathy says

    My children were screaming for blueberry muffins this morning..of course no mix as I always buy some for a quick hurry, found your recipe and thankfully had all the ingredients lol…pinning this to my pininterest..you were a lifesaver today..THANK YOU :)

  23. Naomi says

    Just found this recipe today for the very first time. I made these using gluten free baking mix and they turned out very good. I added 1/8 cup applesauce to the batter, they are a tad dry next time I’ll add 1/4 cup sour cream and the lemon zest I found mentioned in another comment. Thank you for sharing your recipe. :-)

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