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Blackberry Muffins

September 3, 2018 (Last Updated: November 5, 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 on a hillside.

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.
4.89 from 17 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, muffins with fruit
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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicoletta Sugarlovespices
    September 6, 2018 at 10:35 am

    5 stars
    Blackberry picking reminds me of home and you just can’t beat wild blackberries. These muffins are adorable, from the size, to the texture and that lovely hue that the blackberry gives to the batter.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 8, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      The berries seem to color everything they come in contact with – even my hands! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Ginger Smith
    September 5, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Your blackberry muffins look very inviting. Great photographs.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 8, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Allie
    September 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    How wonderful to have gallons of fresh blackberries at your disposal. But a lot of work too. What a great way to use them in these scrumptious muffins. They should be in a glass case at the bakery….that good!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Fun to pick, but so many pricks from all those thorns! It’s worth it in the end to have so many blackberries! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Dawn
    September 4, 2018 at 7:10 am

    5 stars
    We have wild blackberry (and raspberry) bushes too and it’s always a real treat to pick them fresh off the bush. These looks so fluffy and bursting with those gems. Yummy smeared with some butter ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Kathy
      September 8, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      It’s so fun finding wild berries! I always feel like we hit a goldmine!

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    David @ Spiced
    September 4, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Oh man, what I wouldn’t give to have a wild blackberry patch like that near our house! I would be just like Rod…out there with a bucket every day collecting more. I love blackberries! We have a small patch that we planted in our yard, and it does produce blackberries…but Robbie eats them all before they make it inside. Hah! Love the idea of blackberry muffins. We typically make blackberry cobbler, but I do love a good muffin. These sound delicious, Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 8, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      I am wondering if the plants you planted have all the thorns like the wild berries do? Those thorns are brutal!

  • Reply
    Becky
    September 3, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Kathy, I live in western Washington and am blessed like you to have wild blackberries within walking distance. I have been picking like crazy recently. My tip is to take a pair of pruners with you to remove the canes that are in the way of the berries. When the season is over and all berries are tucked into the freezer can I use them for this recipe or will that be too much moisture? Thank you for all of the great recipes.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 3, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Hi Becky, That’s a great tip for picking blackberries! I often interchange fresh and frozen berries in my muffins. However, I’ve only made these with fresh so far. I plan on using frozen this winter!
      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Mimi
    September 3, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Beautiful muffins! I don’t live where any berries live, except for the strawberries in the garden, so I guess I don’t have to mess with thorns, but I do miss berry picking!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 3, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      I do love berry picking. Hopefully you have a great market that you can find wonderful fresh berries. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    September 3, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    5 stars
    How wonderful to be able to source those blackberries near you! What dedication to pick so many with all those thorns. Thanks for your tips on how to incorporate the berries into the batter- glad to know I don’t need to panic if they fall apart!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      The sacrifices we make for delicious berries! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    September 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

    5 stars
    I love blackberries Kathy, and I feel they’re so underrated! These muffins look delicious. Perfect with my morning coffee! Happy Labor Day!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      They are perfect with morning coffee…or afternoon coffee! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Cheryl
    September 3, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Blackberries grow in all the ditches around here! Tons of blackberries in the fields where I board my horses. I’ve been snacking on them for weeks. In the past I used to pick a lot and freeze them and make blackberry pie over the next few months. Kind of got away from that. Been attacked by too many blackberry thorns. But yum to the muffins!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 3, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Those thorns are so tough! The good thing about these muffins is they don’t take a ton of berries – you can just pick a few and still make something delicious!

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