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Blueberry Walnut Muffins rise high and mighty, making them a site to behold. This is the perfect recipe to serve for Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch!

Blueberry Walnut Muffins rise high and mighty, making them a site to behold. This is the perfect recipe to serve for Mother’s Day brunch!

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Have you ever had a yeasted muffin? I had not. When the lovely people at Fleischmann’s® Yeast suggested I try their 60 Minute Walnut Muffins using RapidRise™ Yeast, I was intrigued.

Blueberry Walnut Muffins rise high and mighty. This recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch.

Would it be like brioche? A roll? Or an old fashioned muffin?

I’m here to say it’s a combination somewhere in the middle, and they’re absolutely wonderful.

You know me, I can’t leave well enough alone, so I’ve turned these muffins into Blueberry Walnut Muffins, because blueberry muffins are one of my baby girl’s favorites.

We whipped this recipe up together, adding the ingredients to my trusty stand mixer in turns. Elle loves to watch the mixing attachment turn, and I have to admit, it’s something that over the years has turned meditative for me too.

Blueberry Walnut Muffins rise high and mighty and they're perfect for breakfast.

The resulting dough will be sticky, so I recommend using a large cookie scoop sprayed with a bit of nonstick cooking spray to place each dollop into a muffin pan lined with paper liners.

When they bake up, they do so beautifully. Huge high domes of muffin perfection, thanks to Fleischmann’s® RapidRise™ Yeast.

I never have to worry if baked goods are going to rise, so long as I’m using their products. I’ve literally never had a yeasted baked good failure under their watch.

Blueberry Walnut Muffins rise high and mighty. They're perfect with your morning cup of coffee, or a midday snack!

I wouldn’t recommend using frozen blueberries for this recipe, unless you’re cool with purple dough (which you might be!). I used fresh, cold from the fridge blueberries, folded in gently with a rubber spatula after the dough was finished mixing.

The walnut topping on these Blueberry Walnut Muffins is perfection, so I didn’t change a thing there – it’s simply brown sugar, flour, walnuts, butter, and cinnamon.

But let’s talk about this glaze. You really can’t go wrong with powdered sugar and milk, but with the addition of blueberries to the dough, lemon juice seemed like a no-brainer.

Blueberry Walnut Muffins rise high and mighty. They're perfect with your morning cup of coffee or for Sunday brunch!

Lemons make the flavor of blueberries pop, making these Blueberry Walnut Yeast Muffins a true taste of spring.

When we popped these big, fluffy breakfast breads out of the oven, Elle’s eyes were huge. It’s hard to resist such a thing, especially for a 3-year-old.

But I told her, “Wait for the glaze, EB. It’ll be worth it.” Mama is always right, you guys.

The look on that girl’s face when I presented her with a mile-high muffin and tall glass of milk in her favorite Paw Patrol cup? This is why I bake. Blueberry Walnut Muffins rise high and mighty to create a perfect grab and go breakfast for busy mornings!

And why you should too. Baby girl and I are going to bake a little extra this Mother’s Day because these Blueberry Walnut Yeast Muffins are a huge hit in our home!

You know what else would be amazing in this recipe? Sour cherries. Oh man. Thank goodness it’s spring!

For more delicious recipes using Fleischmann’s® RapidRise™ Yeast, be sure to check out these Blueberry Cream Cheese Kolaches and this Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake.

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Blueberry Walnut Muffins

By: Jamie
4.14 from 23 ratings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Rise Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 24 muffins
Blueberry Walnut Muffins rise high and mighty, making them a site to behold. This is the perfect recipe to serve for Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch!



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup sugar
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise™ Yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • cup fresh blueberries chilled


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter cold and cut into pieces
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk


  • Line 2 standard size muffin pans with paper liners.
  • Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl.
  • Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120º to 130ºF).
  • Gradually add the milk mixture to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed in an electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Add egg and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to make stiff batter.
  • Gently fold in the chilled blueberries with a rubber spatula.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop sprayed with nonstick cooking spray to distribute the dough between into the prepared muffin pans. (Muffin cups should be half full).
  • Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • While the muffins are rising, make the walnut topping by combining the brown sugar, flour, walnuts, butter and cinnamon with a pastry blender or two forks until you create pea-sized crumbs. Refrigerate the topping until read to use.
  • Once the muffins have risen, sprinkle with the walnut topping.
  • Bake at 375ºF for 22-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
  • Once the muffins are cool, stir together the powdered sugar, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency. You want the glaze to be just thin enough to drizzle over the muffins.

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  1. Irene Anderson says:

    I made these today and they are lovely. I only had frozen blueberries and the batter never got too stained. My batter was quite sticky but worked out fine. I would however not use cupcake liners but just bake in the tin. Very nice for breakfast with fruit or for an afternoon coffee break.

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed them, Irene!

  2. XT says:

    I tried to make this recipe today and boy was it good. I highly recommend everyone try it!!!!!!

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the muffins! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  3. Kathryn says:

    Can I use regular yeast and just allow a longer time to rise?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hello! I haven’t attempted this recipe with this substitution, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I’d love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  4. Viola says:

    A yeasted muffin? In all my years of baking I’ve never heard of this! Although I have a tried and true blueberry muffin recipe, I feel like I need to try these, because yeast. I absolutely Love Fleischmanns and use their instant yeast for everything from donuts to brioche, so I’m gonna add this recipe to my baking bucket list and report back my findings. And just as a side note, your food photography is extremely impressive. I found your site via your oatmeal cream pies (which are delicious btw) and started perusing your other recipes and couldn’t help but notice your stunning photographs of your baked goods. Some of the best food photography I’ve ever seen!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Viola! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  5. Lindsay says:

    I made these but I had a few problems with them. Firstly the walnut topping wouldn’t stick to the muffin before putting it in the oven and once they were cooked, the crumble fell off.

    Secondly, I pre heated the oven at the correct temperature and I put it in for 20 minutes and when I took it out it was burnt. The bottom of the muffin was pitch black from the burn I was so sad. There is nothing wrong with my oven’s temperature monitor so I have no idea what went wrong but I was so disappointed in the outcome!

  6. Natalie says:

    My muffins did not rise at all :(((  I allowed for one hour to rise before baking (they did not rise), while baking, they maybe increased by 30% but not much more… I am not sure where I went wrong, maybe had to add more flour (I know in a lot of recipes it takes me more flour than specified)?  I used my mixer for making those (whereas I am really used to mixing batter by hand), so maybe I under/over mixed it?  Baked for 25 min, but even though the toothpick came out clean, they are dense and doughie on the inside (i.e. not cooked)… Will try again though!

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Natalie! Sometimes if the liquid mixture of water, milk, and butter is too warm the yeast won’t activate and rise. Let me know if you give them another try!

  7. Julia @ Happy Foods Tube says:

    Whaat? Yeasted muffins? I haven’t tried them but they look absolutely amazing so I don’t really care what way they are made :). I like your sour cherry flavor suggestion!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thank you, Julia! Let me know if you give them a try!