Blueberry Lemon Thyme Muffins

By Brandy O'Neill

These blueberry lemon thyme muffins are the perfect spring breakfast or brunch treat. They are ready in less than an hour and packed full of fresh lemon flavor, juicy blueberries and fresh thyme. It’s a perfect combination of flavors sure to impress anyone.

  • Yield: Serves 12
  • Course: Breakfast

All you need for this recipe and more...


  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking powder
  • buttermilk
  • Dark brown sugar
  • eggs
  • For glaze:
  • For muffins:
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • kosher salt
  • Lemon Extract
  • lemon zest
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • Powdered sugar
  • quick cooking oats
  • Streusel topping:
  • unsalted butter
  • vanilla bean paste


  1. Streusel topping: In a small bowl add all ingredients and stir well to combine. Set aside.
  2. For muffins: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 12-count muffin pan with paper liners, set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl add flour, baking powder, fresh thyme leaves and kosher salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl (or use your liquid measuring cup) add buttermilk, lemon zest, vanilla bean paste and lemon extract. Stir to combine and set aside.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer add butter. Cream until light in color and smooth. Add in brown sugar and mix again until the mixture is fluffy, lighter in color and well combined. Mix in eggs, 1 at at time, until well combined.
  6. While the mixer is one low speed slowly add in the flour just until combined.
  7. Gently stir in the fresh blueberries trying not to break them as you stir.
  8. Fill your muffin pans about 3/4 of the way full and smooth the top as best as possible.
  9. Top each muffin with a handful of streusel topping. If the topping sets up a bit (the butter might firm up a bit) just break it up with your hands. You want to use all the topping so don’t be scared to really top those muffins.
  10. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the muffin is fully cooked. You can test your muffin by inserting a toothpick into the center and when removed it should be clean.
  11. Let your muffins cool and top with drizzle.
  12. For glaze: Whisk together until smooth. If it’s too thick add a little more lemon juice. If it’s too thin add a little more powdered sugar.