Liza loves obscure holidays—especially those that celebrate food and beverages.
July 11th Is National Blueberry Muffin Day—Let's Celebrate!
Did you know that July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day in the United States? I think the best way to celebrate the day is by enjoying a rich flavorful blueberry muffin! Oh, I can't wait to get my hands on these beautiful deep purple berries and bake scrumptious blueberry muffins this weekend for my family. We love blueberry muffins.
Wonderfully, the National Blueberry Muffin Day falls on Sunday, which gives us the motivation to get up early in the morning to celebrate! Whether it is for breakfast or dessert, blueberry muffins are one of my favorite baked goods to bake at home. Nothing compares to seeing the fresh and warm blueberry muffins come out from the oven. I enjoy eating a blueberry muffin with a tall glass of iced coffee.
Let's celebrate it together. I have amazing ideas on how we can celebrate National Blueberry Muffin Day this weekend!
6 Ways to Celebrate National Blueberry Muffin Day
- Go to your favorite farmer's market and buy fresh blueberries.
- Make blueberry muffins at home using the recipe below.
- Check with local bakeries, cafés, and grocery stores to see if they are offering any special products or discounts for the occasion.
- Take a picture of blueberry muffins you made or ordered and post it on social media with the hashtag #nationalblueberrymuffinday.
- Enjoy a delicious blueberry muffin with a cup of coffee, latté, or iced coffee.
- Celebrate by sharing blueberry muffins with your friends and family.
National Blueberry Muffin Day Fun Facts
- Did you know blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota? That's so cool!
- Blueberry is the official state fruit of New Jersey.
- Blueberries are a superfood. They contain vitamin C, high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants, and fiber.
- Americans love their blueberry muffins so much; it’s their number one favorite muffin flavor.
- The US is the world’s largest producer of blueberries, harvesting almost 600 million pounds of blueberries each year!
- There are two types of blueberries: highbush and lowbush.
Delicious Homemade Blueberry Muffin Recipe
I have tried many different muffin recipes over the years, and I believe this recipe is the best I've tried. I did make a few adjustments to the original recipe; I replaced butter with vegetable oil, milk with half and half, and all-purpose flour with self-raising flour. I also added two teaspoons of lemon juice to enhance the flavor. Trust me. You will love it!
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins
- 2 cups self-raising flour or all-purpose flour
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup half and half, or any milk you prefer
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil or 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar and eggs. Use a whisker to stir the mixture until well combined.
- Add the vanilla extract, half and half, vegetable oil, and lemon juice. Stir the mixture to combine.
- Add the flour into the mixture and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, add a little flour to the blueberries and give them a toss. (Tossing the blueberries with some of the flour helps keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins as they bake).
- Add the blueberries into the mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.
- In the meantime, line a standard 12-cup muffin tray with baking papers.
- Using an ice-cream scoop or spoon, fill each muffin cup with batter.
- Bake for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Place the muffins on a wire cool rack to cool.
- Serve warm or at room temperature blueberry muffin with iced coffee or tea.
Note: Properly stored, freshly-baked muffins will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature. Freshly baked muffins will keep well for about 1 week in the fridge when properly stored.
© 2021 Liza
Liza (author) from USA on July 20, 2021:
Chitrangada, I love blueberries! Apart from using them for making muffins, I love blueberries in the smoothies. I think we all know blueberries are healthy for you. Thanks for your wonderful comment on the article. I really appreciated it.
Liza (author) from USA on July 20, 2021:
Hi Linda, thanks for reading. I've discovered National Blueberry Muffin Day and National Blueberry Month after I got back from my trip. After months of zero baking, I thought it was a perfect way of starting my baking routine again.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 19, 2021:
Great article about baking blueberry muffins. I like blueberries and I love muffins. Your recipe is well presented with easy to follow instructions, and helpful pictures.
It’s interesting to note that there is a day assigned to celebrate this delicious delicacy.
Thanks for sharing all the wonderful details.
Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 19, 2021:
I've never heard of National Blueberry Muffin Day or National Blueberry Month before. Your recipe sounds like a great way to celebrate the events! I love muffins of any type.
Liza (author) from USA on July 11, 2021:
Oh yea, I read about how blueberries gown beautifully in Maine. Blueberry is a superfood. I used them a lot in my smoothies. Thanks for reading, Flourish. Have a wonderful Blueberry Month!
FlourishAnyway from USA on July 10, 2021:
I used to live in Maine where blueberry growing was real good. I love blueberry muffins and anything blueberry!
Liza (author) from USA on July 09, 2021:
I just brought myself yummy blueberries at Sprout's today. I think they have pretty decent organic fruits and vegetables. So, I'm going to celebrate National Blueberry Muffin Day and Blueberry Month this weekend. Thanks for reading, Peggy.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 08, 2021:
We love eating blueberries, and your muffin recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for all the facts about blueberries.