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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. ohsweetbasil.com 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. ohsweetbasil.com 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. ohsweetbasil.com 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.

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Blackberries and Cream Muffins

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Blackberries and Cream Muffins

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


  • 2 rounded cups of frozen or fresh blackberries
  • 3-4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 Cup softened butter
  • 1/4 Cup oil
  • 8 oz 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.
  • 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.
  • Slowly beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
  • With mixer on low, add half the flour, then half of the cream, then remaining flour, then remaining cream until just combined.
  • 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.
  • 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
Nutrition Facts
Blackberries and Cream Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 384IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Just made these with blueberries (and I forgot the cream and used 2% milk…oops). The batter was yummy to lick off the beater and out of the bowl. More than yummy. The recipe was easy to do with my 4 year old who had lots of fun helping. They turned out spectacular. I ate 3 in a row…so far. I can see these being great with cranberries as well. My 4 year old fell asleep waiting for them to finish cooking. She is going to be excited when she wakes up.

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    • I love 4! Such a sweet age and I’m glad you got to make them together!

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  • balckberries? LOL (Look at the title)

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    • HAHAA! Thank you! Fixed that!

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  • I rarely make homemade muffins either — something about baking in the morning makes me want to take shortcuts, I think because I wake up starving! These gorgeous muffins are worth taking some extra time for — I love blackberries!

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    • Totally how I am. I wake up and want to eat first thing. 🙂 Thanks girl!

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