Best Blueberry Muffins

Prep Time: 13 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Total Time: 25 min

Servings: 16


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract or Fior di Sicilia
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Topping:
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 2/3 cup coarse granulated sugar


    Preheat oven to 425°F. In bowl, beat together sugar, eggs, olive oil and orange extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture, in two additions alternating with buttermilk. Fold in blueberries. Line muffin cups with paper cups; fill cups three-quarters full of batter.

    Topping: Combine lemon zest with sugar; sprinkle over each muffin. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

    Recipe provided by Chef Mary Ann Esposito