Recipe summary

Hands-on time:
7 mins. to 12 mins.
Baking time:
18 mins. to 20 mins.
Total time:
25 mins. to 32 mins.
12 muffins
Aside from their deep golden color, no one will guess these moist, tender, absolutely delicious muffins are 100% whole wheat.
Volume Ounces Grams

  • 2 1/4 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour or Premium Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or plain (not Greek) yogurt; or 1 1/4 cups liquid whey*
  • cinnamon-sugar or coarse white sparkling sugar for topping, optional
  • *The liquid drained from plain yogurt when you make thick, Greek-style yogurt.


  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly grease the cups of a standard muffin pan; or line with paper baking cups, and grease the paper cups.
  2. 2) Whisk together all of the dry ingredients, including the blueberries.
  3. 3) In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, vegetable oil, and buttermilk or whey.
  4. 4) Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring just to combine.
  5. 5) Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them nearly full. A slightly heaped muffin scoop of batter is the right amount.
  6. 6) Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with coarse sparkling sugar or cinnamon sugar, if desired.
  7. 7) Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
  8. 8) Remove the muffins from the oven, and after 5 minutes (or when they're cool enough to handle) transfer them to a rack to cool. Serve warm, or at room temperature. Store leftovers loosely wrapped at room temperature.
  9. Yield: 12 muffins.

Tips from our bakers

  • Want to make mini muffins? This recipe will make about 3 dozen small muffins. Bake in a preheated 400F oven for 9 to 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out clean.