Lemon, Olive Oil and Blueberry Muffins



Let’s just ignore how inconsistent my oven is for a moment, and enjoy the idea of fresh muffins! For breakfast is the best.


These ones have a crunchy topping and lots of blueberries to contrast the tangy lemon. This recipe is pretty much an adaptation of this one here. Olive oil adds a bit of richness to the flavour this time.



These are what I would call proper muffins; I can get quite passionate about the differences about cupcakes and muffins. Bakeries are fooling you. But I won’t get into that today. Happy Friday, and I hope you have a weekend full of relaxation and maybe even a fresh batch of muffins!



Lemon, Olive Oil and Blueberry Muffins
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup any sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1 egg
2/3 cup olive oil
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup-ish milk
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 tsp lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a 12-hole muffin tray.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and lemon zest. Make a well in the centre, crack in the egg and pour in the olive oil. Whisk the two together, then add half the milk. Start to gently fold the mixture. Add the blueberries and some more milk, as needed for the mixture to be wet but not runny. Keep gently folding until just combined. If there are a few lumps, it’s okay! {Trust me, my mum has told me time and time again that it’s fine, and she created this recipe from scratch and even made a recipe book purely devoted to muffins. She’s cute}. Spoon evenly into the muffin holes.

Mix the raw sugar and lemon zest and sprinkle on top of the muffins. Bake for 15 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Cool slightly, then unmold and eat warm! Or cold. But the best is warm.

Makes 12, and they are not quite as good but still delicious the next day.


4 thoughts on “Lemon, Olive Oil and Blueberry Muffins

  1. hi 🙂
    super excited to make these muffins today:)
    i did and they turned out heavy and flat.
    3 cups of flour seemed like a lot given the dry to wet ingredient ratio. did i miss something?? i followed the recipe to the letter, sad face 😦
    i bake muffins with olive oil all the time, kind of a personal fav.
    thanks so much,

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Samara! I’m so sorry to hear they didn’t work out 😦 Because it’s quite a flour-based recipe and it doesn’t rely on butter or eggs for lift but mainly baking powder, the amount of milk you have to add can change, maybe the amount of milk wasn’t sufficient? Again I’m really sorry to hear, my mum has made these for many a brunch without fail! There was one time when I was 11 and forgot to add oil ….O-O I really hope this helps, I might have to try this recipe again to check for you! Sam xx


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