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Craving a sweet treat but don’t want to make a whole batch? This single serve Blueberry Muffin recipe is your answer. Baked in a ramekin, this big, bakery-style muffin is delightfully tender and buttery, brimming with juicy blueberries.

If you find yourself with some leftover blueberries, why not whip up something delightful? You could try a sweet and crunchy Blueberry Crumble, hearty Baked Oatmeal, a fluffy Blueberry Dutch Baby, or a refreshing Green Smoothie. Each recipe is a tasty way to use those extra berries!

Looking for other berry filled recipes? Check out our collection of Easy Berry Recipes for One.

Why You’ll Love This Single Blueberry Muffin Recipe

  • Simplicity: No need for special equipment. One bowl, a spoon, and a ramekin are all you need.
  • Quick: In just about 30 minutes, you have a fresh, hot muffin.
  • Versatile: The mini blueberry muffin recipe is easily adaptable to various dietary needs.
  • Satisfying: This muffin has a rich, buttery flavor and a tender texture.
  • Perfect Size: Want to make blueberry muffins for two? Just double the ingredient amounts.

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Ingredients

ingredients in blueberry muffins including flour, egg, sugar, and blueberries on a brown table.
  • All-Purpose Flour: The base for the muffin. For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free 1:1 flour substitute.
  • Baking Powder: Gives the muffin its lift.
  • Salt: Enhances the flavors.
  • Granulated Sugar: Adds sweetness.
  • Egg Yolk: Binds the ingredients together. Save the egg white to use in any of our egg white recipes like Flourless Chocolate Cookies or Two Vanilla Cupcakes.
  • Milk: Provides moisture. Use almond or oat milk for a dairy-free alternative.
  • Butter: Adds richness and flavor. Vegan butter works too.
  • Fresh Blueberries: The star of the show. Frozen and thawed blueberries are also fine to use. If you’ve got extra blueberries, consider using them in Sheet Pan Pancakes, a Blueberry Coffee Cake, or Blueberry Cobbler!
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds wonderful flavor!

This is just an overview of the ingredients I used and why I used them. For the full recipe please scroll down to the recipe box at the bottom of the post.
If you have any ingredients leftover from this single serve blueberry muffin recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

Recipe Variations

Tweak this single muffin recipe to make it uniquely yours. Don’t be afraid to get creative; the possibilities are endless!

  • Mixed Berry Muffin: Substitute blueberries with an assortment of berries like raspberries and blackberries for a mixed berry muffin.
  • Nut Filled Muffin: Fold in some chopped walnuts or almonds to the batter for added crunch and a nuttier flavor.
  • Citrus Blueberry Muffin: Zest a lemon or an orange and mix it into the batter. The citrusy undertones will offer a fresh burst of flavor.
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How To Make A Blueberry Muffin

These step-by-step photos and instructions help you visualize how to make a single blueberry muffin. See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk, vanilla, and milk and whisk until completely blended.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold in the blueberries. Pour into a buttered 10-ounce ramekin and place on a small baking sheet to catch any possible drips.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven (190 degrees C) for 15-20 minutes or until top is golden and center is completely cooked.
four photos showing how to make a single blueberry muffin.

Expert Tips

  • Use Room-Temperature Ingredients: For a uniform batter, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. This ensures even mixing and a better rise.
  • Verify Baking Powder Freshness: Make sure your baking powder is up-to-date for optimal fluffiness. Expired baking powder will lead to a flat, dense muffin.
  • Avoid Overmixing: Overmixing the batter can make your muffin too dense. Mix just until the flour is incorporated, aiming for a slightly lumpy texture.
  • Utilize a Baking Sheet: Put a baking sheet beneath the ramekin before placing it in the oven. This not only eases the cleanup if the batter overflows but also simplifies the process of taking the ramekin out of the oven.
  • Watch the Baking Time: Be vigilant to prevent overbaking, which leads to dryness and a dark crust. Your mini blueberry muffin is done when a knife or skewer comes out clean or with minimal crumbs.
  • Enjoy Freshly Baked: For the best flavor and texture, enjoy your muffin soon after it comes out of the oven.
  • Measure Your Ramekin: If your ramekin size is unclear, simply fill it with water and then pour the water into a measuring cup to determine its capacity.
An overhead view of a blueberry muffin in a ramekin plated next to a small bowl of blueberries.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size ramekin should I use in this one muffin recipe?

For best results, we recommend a 10-ounce ramekin that’s about 4 inches in diameter and 1 3/4 inches tall. If you only have smaller ramekins, simply divide the batter between them and stick to the original baking time.

Can I use frozen blueberries in this blueberry muffin recipe?

Absolutely, this single serve blueberry muffin recipe works great with both fresh and thawed frozen blueberries. There’s no need to wait for blueberry season to satisfy your muffin cravings. Just reach for frozen blueberries, and you’re good to go.

What’s the best way to measure flour accurately?

First, fluff up the flour in its container to ensure it isn’t compacted. Use a spoon to transfer the flour into a 1/2-cup dry measuring cup. Level off the excess flour with the flat end of a knife for an accurate measurement.

Can I make a vegan blueberry muffin?

Yes, use plant-based milk and vegan butter.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this single serve muffin recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Blueberry Muffin For One

4.91 from 43 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Discover how to make a single, scrumptious mini blueberry muffin with our simple recipe. Enjoy a moist, buttery delight packed with juicy blueberries.

Ingredients 
 

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter , melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk (you may use any percentage milk, or almond milk)
  • ½ cup blueberries
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Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, stir together melted butter and sugar. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and mik and whisk until completely blended. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, gently fold in blueberries and pour into a buttered 10-ounce ramekin.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top is golden and center is completely cooked.
  • Remove ramekin from oven and place on a rack to cool slightly.
  • Enjoy with butter while still warm.

Notes

    • Use Room-Temperature Ingredients: For a uniform batter, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. This ensures even mixing and a better rise.
    • Verify Baking Powder Freshness: Make sure your baking powder is up-to-date for optimal fluffiness. Expired baking powder will lead to a flat, dense muffin.
    • Avoid Overmixing: Overmixing the batter can make your muffin too dense. Mix just until the flour is incorporated, aiming for a slightly lumpy texture.
    • Utilize a Baking Sheet: Put a baking sheet beneath the ramekin before placing it in the oven. This not only eases the cleanup if the batter overflows but also simplifies the process of taking the ramekin out of the oven.
    • Watch the Baking Time: Be vigilant to prevent overbaking, which leads to dryness and a dark crust. Your muffin is done when a knife or skewer comes out clean or with minimal crumbs.
    • Enjoy Freshly Baked: For the best flavor and texture, enjoy your muffin soon after it comes out of the oven.
    • Measure Your Ramekin: If your ramekin size is unclear, simply fill it with water and then pour the water into a measuring cup to determine its capacity.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 686kcal, Carbohydrates: 99g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 246mg, Sodium: 738mg, Potassium: 244mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 47g, Vitamin A: 1107IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 234mg, Iron: 4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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72 Comments

  1. Nancy Lospennato says:

    I used cupcake pan and I got 3 muffins and they were delicious!

  2. pam says:

    I’m wondering if I double this recipe, can I use one whole egg instead of the two yolks the recipe calls for? I guess I don’t understand why I couldn’t mix the egg throughly and use it instead? TY for all these great options!

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      For this recipe, we actually recommend using only egg yolks for the best texture and flavor. Using a whole egg instead of just yolks will add more protein (from the whites) which can make the muffins denser. To maintain the original texture, we recommend sticking with two yolks when doubling the recipe.

  3. Megan says:

    Only a couple changes I used gluten free flour and mini muffin as i do not have the right sized ramekins. They came out great but this would be too huge. I doubled the batter to make 2 muffins but it made 12 minis and 1 6oz ramekin.