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Blackberry Muffins

September 3, 2018 (Last Updated: June 16, 2020)

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Homemade Blackberry Muffins made with fresh or frozen blackberries are perfect for breakfast or a midday snack. These muffins are moist and bursting with berries.

Blackberry muffins filled with blackberries.

We have a wild blackberry patch near our house. The past couple of weeks we have been picking gallons of blackberries.

We freeze most of the berries to use throughout of the rest of the year and I’ve been baking with a few too. These Homemade Blackberry Muffins are so yummy!

Wild blackberries growing on a blackberry vine.

Have you ever picked wild blackberries? The berries themselves vary in size. The ones in the above picture are on the small size, but do you see those thorns!

One thing about wild blackberries are the thorns! They are horrible. I often feel like I’m going to get stuck in the “briar patch” like in the Uncle Remus stories.

The only part without a thorn is the berry itself. If you touch anything else, you’re stuck. And let me just tell you, They Hurt!!!

Picking wild blackberries

Rod has been a bit obsessed with picking this year. We have been freezing them and follow the same method we use for freezing raspberries. I’m sure we will be using these in smoothies all winter long! 

We’ve also used these blackberries in blackberry jam, blackberry bars and French Toast Casserole.

Fresh blackberries for blackberry muffins

Blackberries are yummy but so, so messy! They are super juicy and that juice stains just about everything.

Blackberry muffin batter in muffin tins.

The berries tend to fall apart the moment you add them to the batter. Just stir gently to incorporate them and don’t worry about the berries not holding their shape.

That yummy taste gets spread throughout the muffin.

Can I use frozen blackberries?

I have used both fresh and frozen blackberries when making these muffins. If you use frozen blackberries, do not thaw the berries first. Add the berries to the batter while they are still frozen. Increase baking time by 5 minutes. 

Freshly baked Homemade Blackberry Muffins on a white platter.

These blackberry muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch or for a snack.

A plateful of homemade blackberry muffins.

How do I make these muffins?

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

  • In a different bowl, combine egg, sour cream, oil, milk and vanilla.

  • Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

  • Gently fold in blackberries.

  • Place mixture into muffin tins lined with paper or sprayed lightly with a nonstick spray.

  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes.

  • Let cool slightly on a baking rack. Remove from muffin tin and continue cooling. 

     

How do I freeze muffins?

To freeze allow muffins to fully cool. Place in a freezer safe bag or container and place in freezer. Muffins are best if used within one month of freezing time. 

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Three muffins filled with blackberries on a plate.

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Freshly baked Homemade Blackberry Muffins are perfect for breakfast or a midday snack.

Blackberry Muffins

Kathy
A delicious muffin made with blackberries.
4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 19 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 251 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup oil (I use canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups blackberries

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a different bowl, combine egg, sour cream, oil, milk and vanilla.
  • Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  • Gently fold in blackberries.
  • Place mixture into muffin tins lined with paper or sprayed lightly with a nonstick spray.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly on a baking rack. Remove from muffin tin and continue cooling. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1MuffinCalories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 5.2mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword blackberry muffins, muffins with fruit, strawberry muffins
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine
    April 19, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Hi, was wondering if I could cut the recipe in half to make a small batch?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 19, 2020 at 10:16 am

      Hi Christine,
      Yes, you can cut this recipe in half!
      Happy Baking!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Laura C
    April 5, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    5 stars
    I LOVE blackberries and this recipe is amazing! I substituted the oil and sour cream for Icelandic yogurt and unsweetened applesauce. Thank-you!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 5, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Blackberries are so full of flavor! Thanks for leaving a comment – I appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Claudia
    September 25, 2019 at 11:06 am

    5 stars
    Just made them. Had a spare tub of soured cream in the fridge, a punnet of shop bought cherries, and a small handful of homegrown blackberries. Substituted vanilla with almond essence, as had run out of vanilla. Haven’t eaten one yet, tho they came out of the oven smelling and looking amazing.

  • Reply
    Samantha
    September 5, 2019 at 3:10 am

    3 stars
    A comment from rural England! Iโ€™ve a patch of my garden with lots of blackberries so have tried your recipe, it was very simple and the muffins look fabulous, exactly like your photos. For my taste I think there are too many blackberries, making the cake dense, i was expecting the lighter than air sponge. Iโ€™m not finding them that sweet either. My tastebuds love sweet stuff! Can I add a little more sugar, or a sugar topping without spoiling the recipe? Have I done something wrong? Thank you for recipe and help.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 6, 2019 at 4:45 am

      Hi Samantha,
      You can add fewer berries and a sprinkle of sugar on top. If you are looking for a lighter, more cake like muffin, you might want to try my raspberry muffins and substitute the raspberries for blackberries.
      Thanks!

  • Reply
    HeatherC
    August 5, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Just out of the oven, they smell great! Have to admit, I was near the bottom of my AP flour bin so I used some spelt flour and some quick oats. They have risen beautifully in spite of me!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 5, 2019 at 4:11 pm

      Hooray! Nicely done on the muffins! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds like you are a natural baker! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Seulgi Boo
    July 18, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Hi, Kathy! I am wondering if I can use plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 18, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      I often use Greek yogurt in muffins and you should be fine substituting it. You could also try my cherry muffin recipe that calls for greek yogurt and just substitute the cherries for blackberries. Happy baking!

  • Reply
    Kitty
    February 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I just made these blackberry muffins and they are DA BOMB! Fluffy, sweet, moist and delicious! Definitely going to make these again, with raspberries next time, or strawberries. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 8, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you loved them!!!

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    December 24, 2018 at 5:15 am

    I made these for Christmas Eve breakfast. I lucked out at Kroger’s they have fresh blackberries for 99 cents, so I purchased as much as I could ๐Ÿ˜‚. The rest are in the freezer for future use.
    Everyone loved these, I loved there was no butter but sour cream makes everything so moist!
    I did bake mine for 20 minutes which was the perfect time frame.
    Thanks for the great recipe, I’ll definitely be making these again! Happy Holidays โ™ฅ.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 24, 2018 at 6:41 am

      Thanks, Jennifer! What a find on the blackberries! Glad you loved these muffins as much as we do. Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply
    Fred G
    December 5, 2018 at 6:18 am

    5 stars
    Good idea for breakfast or a late night snack

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