Blueberry Mini Muffins (No Butter)

My hubby has been asking for me to make him blueberry muffins for a few months now.

I’ve had a few recipes up my sleeves, but all of them call for butter being at room temperature. Honestly, room temp butter is such a baking mood killer. When I want to bake, I want to bake NOW! I can’t waste time waiting for butter to be at room temp!

….then I found this recipe, which calls for no butter! It also looks very easy to make, and turned out amazing!

Original recipe:


Makes: 24 mini muffins

What you need

  • 195 g plain flour
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 c vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 c (approx) milk – see details below
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c fresh blueberries
  • Brown sugar to sprinkle

How to put this together

  1. Line muffin tray with parchment paper (or use muffin paper cups if you want)
  2. Preheat oven 200 C
  3. Sift together flour + caster sugar + salt + baking powder. Stir with a fork to mix. Make a well in the middle.
  4. In a jug with 1 cup mark, add oil + egg. Top up with milk until it reaches the 1 cup mark. Add vanilla extract. Mix well with fork.
  5. Add wet ingredient to dry ingredient. Combine with fork. IMPORTANT: Do NOT over mix! The batter should be quite thick
  6. Add blueberries. Gently fold in with spatula
  7. Divide the mixture into muffin tray
  8. Sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar on top
  9. Bake for 10-12 mins, or until a clean skewer inserted comes out with crumbs (not wet batter).
  10. Leave muffins to cool in the tray for 10 mins.
  11. Transfer to cool on wiring rack.