You can make blueberry muffins from a box, but you can't really call it baking. And with a recipe as easy and delicious as this one, why would you bother?
Step 1: Preheat oven Preheat the oven to 400 F and butter the muffin tin.
TIP: If you have muffin liners lying around, they make clean up much easier. Place liners in buttered muffin tins.
Step 2: Mix dry ingredients With a whisk mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Step 3: Whisk wet ingredients In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, and melted butter together and add the lemon zest to this mixture.
Step 4: Mix Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Mix until just combined by folding the ingredients together with a mixing spoon. The batter will be lumpy and thick.
Step 5: Add berries Add the blueberries to the batter and gently fold them in.
TIP: If you're using frozen berries, don't let them defrost or you'll have purple muffins.
Step 6: Spoon batter into tins Spoon the batter into the muffin tin filling each compartment about 1/2 to 2/3 full.
Step 7: Bake Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Step 8: Cool Cool for 10 minutes. For best results, serve warm.
FACT: Blueberries are one of the few native fruits of North America, and Native Americans used berries as food, their leaves as medicinal tea, and the juice as both a health tonic and cloth dye.