Blackberries and cream muffins with a crunchy sugary topping. brunch, breakfast

I don’t think I’d ever had a homemade, totally from scratch muffin until I was an adult. I mean, I had bakery muffins or Costco muffins (which I’m convinced are really cupcakes), but our family grew up on those little Jiffy boxes of muffin mix. I still think they taste good which is kind of funny since I love fresh berries and there’s like little pellet things in those mixes. Now I’ve got a plethora of muffin recipes on the blog and our Double chocolate banana muffins are even better than Costco’s. In fact, I’ll link to a bunch for you to try at the bottom of the post.

Will Muffins Dry Out Overnight?

To maximize the shelf life of muffins, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in plastic bag to prevent drying out.

Properly stored, freshly baked muffins will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature.

Blackberries and cream muffins with a crunchy sugary topping. brunch, breakfast

My mom always makes things herself so it’s a little funny to think that I’d never had muffins from scratch. She says it was totally the time, it was all about convenience and prepackaged foods. In fact, they were not only not seen as bad for you, but they were totally praised for saving moms everywhere time in the kitchen.

Can Muffins Be Frozen?

Cool muffins completely before wrapping and freezing.

To freeze, wrap securely in foil or freezer wrap, or place in freezer bags.

Label all packages with the name of the recipe and the date.

Muffins can be stored frozen for up to 3 months.

Blackberries and cream muffins with a crunchy sugary topping. brunch, breakfast

Isn’t it funny how things have changed? Now we want to get back to our roots. We scoff at the past only to find ourselves craving the simplicity and freshness of life back then. Lessons to be learned? We are not smarter or better because we are a new generation, we are still making our own mistakes (hello technology addictions) so maybe it’s time we start looking for the good in the past and trying to recreate it. Like these blackberries and cream muffins, I guarantee they are something a mama would have put on the table for breakfast and now you can too!

Blackberries and cream muffins with a crunchy sugary topping. brunch, breakfast

Are Blackberries Healthy?

Blackberries contain vitamin A, which serves several functions in the body.

Vitamin A supports the immune system, which combats infections and illness.

It also supports the growth and maintenance of teeth and bones, as well as keeping skin healthy.

More Delicious Muffin Recipes!

Blackberries and Cream Muffins

Blackberries and Cream Muffins

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Servings: 16 -18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 Rounded Cups of Frozen or Fresh Blackberries
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Softened Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Cream
  • Turbinado Sugar, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place blackberries and sugar in a large bowl.
    2 Rounded Cups of Frozen or Fresh Blackberries, 3-4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Stir to combine so that berries are coated in sugar.
  • Set aside.
  • In a stand or electric mixer cream the butter, oil, cream cheese, sugar and orange zest until well combined.
    1/4 Cup Softened Butter, 1/4 Cup Oil, 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, 1 Cup Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
  • Slowly beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
    2 Eggs, 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
    1 3/4 Cup Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda, 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • With mixer on low, add half the flour, then half of the cream, then remaining flour, then remaining cream until just combined.
    1/3 Cup Cream
  • Do NOT over mix.
  • Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and fill with muffin batter, about ¾ full.
  • Press 4 berries into tops of each unbaked muffin and sprinkle remaining sugar on top or turbinado sugar if you have it.
    Turbinado Sugar
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked through.
  • Remove and let cool.


muffins can be frozen for up to 3 months


Serving: 1gCalories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 384IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 400 Baby Shower Food Ideas that Taste Amazing

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