Moist and fruity blackberry muffins bursting with summer flavours.
These blackberry and lemon muffins have a sweet and zesty lemon glaze and are just perfect for snacks, picnics, and even grab-and-go breakfasts! You might also like my blackberry crumble bars too!
The kids and I have been blackberry picking, and instead of our usual apple and blackberry turnovers or blackberry crumble, we decided to use them to make these fruity blackberry muffins instead!
Love muffins? Why not try these cinnamon-spiced apple muffins!
✔️ Why should you try it?
- A low-cost frugal bake, especially if you've picked your own blackberries.
- Delicious seasonal bake.
- An easy grab-and-go breakfast idea.
- The muffins can be frozen to use at a later date.
Blackberries - the star of the show in these moist and fluffy muffins. I love their beautiful sweet scent.
Lemon - the zest is used in the muffin batter and the juice is used to make the glaze. Lemon complements blackberries really well.
I use my basic muffin recipe as the base for these muffins, which consists of plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, and caster sugar, combined with melted butter, eggs, and natural yogurt. It's such an easy recipe to remember and can be used in so many different ways, like my chocolate courgette muffins, cinnamon-spiced mincemeat muffins, rhubarb muffins, banana & peanut butter muffins, and lemon drizzle muffins.
Muffins are so easy to make. All you need is a bowl and wooden spoon, a 12-hole muffin tin, and 12 muffin cases.
The recipe card with ingredient quantities and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of the post
One: Weigh out the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls.
Two: Gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients then fold in the blackberries. The secret to a lovely muffin is not to over mix the batter.
Three: Grate in the lemon zest and stir to combine.
Four: Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin and bake in the oven for 18 minutes. Drizzle with the glaze.
💭 Top tips
- Muffin batter does not like being over-mixed. Over mixing results in tough muffins! Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients without beating. If a few lumps remain, that's Ok and it will not affect the end result.
- In order to get that lovely risen top on the muffin, set the oven 10 degree's higher than needed when preheating, then as soon as you put the muffins in, turn it down to the correct temperature. Works every time!
🍴 Serving suggestions
I serve these beautiful fruity muffins for after-school snacks, grab-and-go breakfasts, and sometimes even dessert. In fact, the dessert option is really good when you smother them in creamy custard and dollop a spoon of clotted cream on top. Decadent, but oh so worth it!
The muffins are easily transportable, so a great choice for picnics, beach BBQs and charity bake sales.
You could substitute the lemon for lime for an equally zesty and zingy muffin. If you do decide to swap the lemon for lime, then a couple of tablespoons of desiccated coconut in the mixture would be really lovely.
Make the muffins vegan by replacing the melted butter with vegetable oil and natural yogurt for dairy-free yogurt. Replace the eggs with 1 small mashed banana.
The muffins will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days. An airtight container is essential, especially in the hot summer months, to prevent the muffins from sweating and becoming too soggy.
🧊 Suitable for freezing?
These blackberry muffins are freezer-friendly!
Place the cooked and cooled muffins into an airtight container, and separate each layer with baking paper to prevent them from sticking together. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Defrost before serving.
More blackberry recipes to try;
- Apple and Blackberry Turnovers - Easy 5-ingredient spiced apple and blackberry turnovers using store-bought buttery puff pastry. Perfect for a quick after-school snack, or as a simple dessert with custard.
- Blackberry Crumble - An easy blackberry crumble recipe with a flapjack style oat crumble topping. Best served with whipped cream, ice cream, or custard.
- Blackberry Crumble Bars - Easy blackberry crumble bars with sweet fruity blackberries, zingy lemon zest, and a buttery oat crumble topping.
- Slow Cooker Blackberry Cobbler - No baking required for this easy cobbler as your slow cooker does all the work. Serve warm with pouring cream or ice cream for a delicious fuss-free dessert.
- Easy Blackberry Compote - This simple Blackberry Compote is made with just 3 ingredients in 15 minutes! It's healthier than jam and great on cheesecake, yogurt, pancakes and more.
- Blackberry Lemon Curd Pavlova Nests - Sweet blackberry syrup, fresh blackberries, sour lemon curd and crispy, ooey-gooey pavlova – this is the perfect dessert!
- Blackberry and Cherry Crumble - Blackberry and cherry crumble is an easy to make dessert packed full of fresh fruits. This comforting dish is sweet and tart, full of fresh flavors, and best served with lashings of ice cream.
- Homemade Blackberry Lemonade - Homemade Blackberry Lemonade is the perfect drink for spring or summer! Our family loves this easy lemonade recipe with a fun berry twist!
- Blackberry Scones - Blackberry Scones are tender, buttery, lightly sweet, and packed with juicy blackberries. These fruity, American-style scones are perfect for an afternoon snack or a lazy weekend morning.
- Homemade Blackberry Pie - Filled with huge, sweet blackberries bursting with juice and baked in the most perfect, flaky, buttery pie crust, Homemade Blackberry Pie is as good to eat as it is to look at.
- Blackberry Cheese Danish Turnovers - These Keto Blackberry Cheese Danish Turnovers are low carb, gluten-free, grain-free, and surprisingly simple to make and they taste oh so good!
- Blackberry Cheesecake Bars - Luscious vanilla cheesecake bars with a sweet blackberry topping.
- Easy Blackberry Cream Puffs - This summery version of a cream puff includes fresh blackberries and silky smooth dark chocolate for maximum flavour - and the chemistry behind them is just fascinating!
You might also like my blackcurrant muffins when blackcurrants are in season!
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Blackberry & Lemon Muffins
- 140 g Caster Sugar
- 200 g Plain Flour
- 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
- 100 ml Natural Yogurt
- 140 g Butter melted
- 2 Eggs beaten
- 150 g Blackberries
- 1 Lemon zest only
For the glaze
- 100 g Icing Sugar
- 1 Lemon juice of
- Preheat the oven to 190°c (170 fan/ 375F/ Gas 5) and line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
- Weigh out the flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl. In another bowl or jug weigh out the yogurt, melted butter and beat in the eggs.
- Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and fold in gently.
- Fold in the blackberries and lemon zest and spoon into the prepared cases.
- Bake in the oven for 18 minutes. If you want your muffiins to have a lovely domed top, set your oven temperature 20 degrees higher while preheating, and switch it down to the specified temperature as son as you put the muffins in the oven.
- Whilst the muffins are in the oven make the lemon glaze. Put the icing sugar in a bowl and whisk in the juice of 1 one lemon. Add a few teaspoons of lemon juice at a time. You might find that you don't need all of the lemon juice. It should be a thin glossy consistency, perfect for drizzling.
Kristine Nicole Alessandra
Those muffins look really tasty. I have not tried muffins with blackberries in it so this recipe would be a must try for me. Thanks for the tip to not over beat the muffin batter. I did not know about that.
Loving how flavorful these muffins are! The blackberry goes well with the lemon! So pretty too!
I love blackberries and never thought to put them in muffins! I am glad I saw this recipe because these muffins are so good!
Thank you for the tips..they came out perfect..everyone loved it
Oh my goodness can you send me some of these! They sound absolutely delicious and hands up I love lemon and blackcurrant but haven't used them together like this.
I love these muffins! They look so fresh and delicious! We have blackberry bushes here that just about are done. Thank you!
These muffins are so flavorful we loved the blackberry and lemon combination. We will make again.
Glad you enjoyed them!
Thank you for the tips. These sound and look rather delicious. A great combination too
Oh gosh, I am literally drooling. I'm just about to make a cup of tea; what I'd give for one of these blackberry and lemon muffins to go with it!
I think I have tried this recipe before! It was only very recently but I remember the muffin being delicious!
The muffins look so delicious and tasty, I have just picked a whole bunch of blackberries so I will try this recipe and make the vegan version.
These sound yummy, fruity cakes and bakes are my favourite! The kids have been asking to go pick some blackberries and this could be the perfect recipe to use them in. I think they would make great additions to lunch boxes too!
I'm going to make some and freeze a batch so I can pop them into lunchboxes when the kids go back to school
The blackberry bushes near our house are almost ready to be picked and my kids love them in muffins - great recipe
What a lovely combinations of flavours. So yummy!
Made these today. So easy. Used lemon curd yogurt. Lovely muffins.