The Best Blueberry Muffin Shots

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Blueberry Muffin Shots

Our blueberry muffin shots are adorable, and I am so excited to share this easy and delicious treat with you! These muffin shots are made by combining two mini blueberry muffins with cream cheese filling in a shot glass and topping them with a blueberry. The cute treats are perfect for any occasion and will make a fun addition to any gathering. 

Blueberry Muffin Shots

Deliciously Easy Blueberry Muffin Shots

There are several different ways that you can make blueberry muffin shots. From making blueberry muffins entirely from scratch, in several different ways, to making alcoholic beverages taste like blueberry muffins. While we will give a summary of each of these ways at the bottom of this article, we are first going to focus on my favorite way to make blueberry muffin shots. I love these cute little blueberry muffin shots and hope you will enjoy them as well! Without any delay, let’s jump right into how to make these adorable mini blueberry muffin shots. 

Ingredients For Blueberry Muffin Shots

To make super easy blueberry muffin shots you will need the following ingredients. 

Boxed blueberry muffin mix, prepared as instructed on the box
Cream cheese 
Butter
Vanilla extract
Powdered sugar
Salt
Fresh or frozen blueberries
Grape jelly

How To Make Blueberry Muffin Shots

My favorite, easy way to make blueberry muffin shots is to use a baker’s corner box blueberry muffin mix. I prepare it as stated on the box, and put the batter into mini muffin tins. Bake them for 10 minutes, then allow them to cool. 

While the muffins are cooling, make your cream cheese filling. To make this filling, whip together a block of cream cheese, and one stick of room temperature butter. Once these are soft and fluffy, add vanilla and salt. Finally, add powdered sugar to the mixture and whisk to combine. 

To assemble these blueberry muffin shots, remove the papers from the muffins, then place one mini muffin into a shot glass and layer with cream cheese filling, add another mini muffin on top, and top with cream cheese filling, a blueberry, and a drizzle of grape jelly if desired. 

Store these delicious blueberry muffin shots in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy. Serve and enjoy! 

These blueberry muffin shots are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert if you want. They are the perfect mini treat that is somewhat healthy but still satisfies your sweet tooth craving. To top it off, these blueberry muffin shots are super adorable! 

Tips For Making The Best Muffins

You will get the best blueberry muffins when you are careful to not over mix your batter. When you are mixing the muffin batter, be sure to mix each time, only until your ingredients are combined. I have found it helpful, to mix muffin batter by hand, instead of using a mixer. 

Blueberry Muffin Shots with grape jelly drizzle

Blueberry Muffin Shots Recipe

Equipment

Mixing bowl
Rubber spatula
Shot glasses
Mini muffin pans
Mixer
Whisk attachment for your mixer
Piping bag, or plastic bag with the corner cut out

Preparation

Before you begin, allow your butter to come to room temperature, and your cream cheese to soften up. Then gather all your ingredients. 

Ingredients

Muffins 

1 box bakers corner blueberry muffin mix
2 eggs
¼ cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
OR 1 boxed blueberry muffins prepared according to the box instructions 

Cream Cheese Filling

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
4 ½ cups powdered sugar

Topping

½ cup grape jelly
18 blueberries, fresh or frozen

Instructions

Blueberry Muffins

STEP 1: Mix The Batter

To make your blueberry mini muffins, mix all of your ingredients together, except for the blueberries. Mix just until there are no lumps remaining. 

STEP 2: Fold In Blueberries

Before adding blueberries, be sure to rinse them well, and allow them to drain. Add them to your mixture, and carefully fold them into the batter. Be careful to not mix too much, or your batter will turn purple.

STEP 3: Spoon Batter Into Muffin Cups

Once your mixture is combined, prepare your mini muffin pan. Place mini muffin liners in each cup, then spray lightly with cooking spray. Scoop batter into each cup, so that it is ¾ full. 

STEP 4: Bake Muffins 

Preheat your oven, as directed on the box mix. In this case, we want the oven to preheat to 425°F. Place your filled muffin pan into the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to cool. While they are cooling, prepare your cream cheese filling. 

Cream Cheese Filling

STEP 1: Cream Butter and Cream Cheese

In a mixing bowl, add your block of cream cheese, and room temperature butter. Whip on high until mixture turns creamy. 

STEP 2: Whip Remaining

Add in vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar. Whisk on medium-low until combined. Place frosting into a piping bag or plastic bag with the corner cut out. Now it is time to assemble. 

Assemble

After your muffins are cooled, and your cream cheese filling is prepared, you can begin assembling your blueberry muffin shots. Remove the papers from your blueberry muffins and place one at the bottom of each shot glass. 

On top of the first muffin, add a layer of cream cheese. On top of the cream cheese add one more mini blueberry muffin. Top with more cream cheese filling. Then add one blueberry on top of each and drizzle with grape jelly. Serve or place in the fridge to chill. Serve and enjoy! 

Notes

If you would like more layers, you can even try cutting your mini muffins in half, across the top and bottom. This will let you have more layers in your shot glass. 

Nutrition

The blueberry muffin box mix contains about 36 mini muffins, that equal out to serving sizes of 1 ¼ Tbsp powdered mix. We estimate that each mini muffin contains 58.33 calories. We also estimate that each mini muffin contains 2.17g fat, 10mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 9g carbohydrates, and .67g protein. 

The cream cheese filling is estimated to contain 206 calories in 1/18 of the recipe. It is also estimated to contain 9.5g total fat, 27mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 30.3g carbohydrates, and 1g protein. 

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Why These Are The Best Blueberry Muffin Shots:

These are the best blueberry muffin shots because they are quick, easy, and let’s be honest, they are super cute! I was so excited with how these turned, out that I couldn’t wait to share them with you. Blueberry muffin shots are perfect for literally any occasion. You will not be disappointed when serving them for breakfast, brunch, snack, or dessert for any get-together.

How To Make Tall Muffin Tops:

There are a couple of tricks to making tall muffin tops. The first trick is to not beat your batter too much. The second is to be sure your muffins are fully baked. And finally, the third is to be sure your box muffin mix or your leavening ingredients are not expired. Sometimes if your baking soda or baking powder are close to their expiration date, they will no longer work. This means that your muffins will not rise properly. However, if you are sure these three things are good, your muffins should not have any problem in gaining tall tops as they cook. 

How To Serve Easy Blueberry Muffin Shots: 

Blueberry muffin shots can be served in shot glasses or held with a toothpick down the center. These cute shots are great served as a breakfast feature or side dish, they are also perfect for a light dessert that everyone will enjoy. 

Blueberry Muffin Shot and stacked muffins

How To Store Blueberry Muffins:

The blueberry muffins themselves can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They may also be wrapped individually in plastic wrap, then placed inside a sealable plastic bag, before placing in the freezer. Once your blueberry muffin shots are assembled, they may also be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. 

How To Reheat Easy Blueberry Muffins:

There are a few different ways to reheat your blueberry muffins before they are assembled into your shots. Once they are assembled you will not want to reheat the muffins. Blueberry muffins may be microwaved for 10 seconds at a time, or even placed in the oven on warm for a few moments. 

Cook’s Tips And Recipe Variations: 

There are two main ways to serve these delightful blueberry muffin shots. The first is layered in a shot glass. The second is to assemble two muffins, with cream cheese filling layers, with a toothpick down the center. Using a toothpick works great if you do not have access to shot glasses. However, shot glasses help to add that extra elegance to their appearance.

Recipes

Now that we have covered the quick, simple, and very delicious method of making these blueberry muffin shots, which is our absolute favorite, we are also going to cover a few variations on this recipe. We look forward to hearing from you, which version of these blueberry muffin shots is your all-time favorite! 

Blueberry Muffin Shots top view

Blueberry Muffin Shots Recipe Variations

There are many ways you can make a blueberry muffin shot. I have shared my favorite way, which includes making a mini blueberry muffin and layering it with a special cream cheese mixture in a shot glass. If you are a baker that enjoys making things entirely from scratch, then this recipe is for you. We are going to look at a recipe to make the blueberry muffin portion entirely from scratch. 

Blueberry Muffin

Many boxed blueberry muffins are delicious, but occasionally they just need to be made from scratch. There are a ton of recipes available to make blueberry muffins, however, they often don’t turn out right. This recipe makes delicious blueberry muffins that will make you taste all the good things in life. To make your own from scratch, you will need the following ingredients. 

Blueberry Muffin Ingredients

1 cup butter, room temperature
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
4 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla 
5 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed and dried
4 Tbsp raw sugar (to top muffins)

How To Make Blueberry Muffin

Preheat your oven to 375°F

In a mixing bowl, cream your butter. Add eggs and sugar and beat together. 

Next, add the following ingredients, but do not mix until they are all in the mixing bowl. Add milk, flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Mix together. 

Once your batter is mixed so that no lumps remain, fold your blueberries in by hand. Fold only until blueberries are combined. Do not overmix, as your batter will turn purple. 

Prepare your muffin pan by adding papers if desired and spraying it with cooking spray. Scoop your batter into the pan so that they are ¾ full of batter. Sprinkle the top with raw sugar if desired. Bake for 9-12 minutes if making mini muffins. Allow your muffins to cool. 

The Best Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Using the above blueberry muffin recipe, we are going to adapt it to be a delicious gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe. Take a look at the additional ingredients you will need below. 

Ingredients You’ll Need

To make gluten-free blueberry muffins you will need, lemon juice, whole-milk yogurt, and all-purpose gluten-free flour.

How to Make Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

You are going to prepare the gluten-free version of these blueberry muffins as instructed in the regular blueberry muffin recipe. However, instead of using regular all-purpose flour, you will need to use your favorite brand of gluten-free all-purpose flour. You will also want to add in 2 Tbsp of lemon juice and 2 cups whole milk, full fat yogurt. Otherwise, prepare as instructed above. If you are not able to find this yogurt, you may use full fat, mayonnaise in its place. 

Why are these the BEST gluten-free blueberry muffins?

These muffins are delicious because they are very moist, unlike other gluten-free blueberry muffin recipes. 

Storing/Freezing Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-free blueberry muffins should be placed in an airtight storage container while they are still slightly warm. This will help prevent some of the moisture from evaporating as they cool. They may be kept on the countertop, in the fridge, if made into muffin shots, or in the freezer, securely sealed in an airtight container or plastic bag. 

Blueberry Muffin Shots in a row

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Blueberry cream cheese muffins are another delicious version of the main blueberry muffin recipe. These tasty muffins include a layer of cream cheese that is baked right into the muffin, making them very delicious. Layer these mini muffins in the shot glasses, for a delightful flavor of double cream cheese in your amazing muffins. 

How To Make The Batter

To make the batter, simply prepare it as stated above. However, once your batter is made, and placed into your mini muffin pans, do not bake your muffins yet. Continue reading before baking, in order to make delicious blueberry cream cheese muffins. 

How To Get Sky High Muffin Tops

To make your blueberry muffins have sky-high tops, be careful to not over mix your batter. Simply mix, just enough so that your ingredients are combined well, then stop mixing. Then fold in your blueberries, just so that they are mixed. Be sure your muffins bake completely but are not overdone. Then also be sure to check your baking powder, so that it is not expired. Once expired, it will not work nearly as well. 

Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, softened
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

How To Make the Cream Cheese Filling

To make your cream cheese filling, simply whip your cream cheese until it is creamy in texture. Then add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix to combine. Scoop your cream cheese filling on top of your prepared muffin pan. Swirl with a toothpick or knife, to mix cream cheese into your blueberry muffin batter. Bake as instructed under your blueberry muffin recipe. 

Storage and Make-Ahead Instructions

Blueberry cream cheese muffins should be kept in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy. Once they are assembled into your muffin shots, they should also remain in the fridge unless they are being served. These muffins may be made ahead and stored in the fridge if desired. 

Vegan Blueberry Muffins (Healthy + Easy)

To make our blueberry muffin recipe that is adapted to be vegan friendly, there are a couple of ingredients and quantities that will need to be substituted or exchanged. Please see the list below for details. 

Vegan Blueberry Muffin Ingredients

1 cup butter, room temperature 2/3 cup olive oil
4 large eggs
2 cups cane sugar
1 cup milk 2 cups almond milk
4 cups flour
5 tsp baking powder
½ tsp mineral salt
2 tsp vanilla 
4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed and dried

How To Make Vegan Blueberry Muffins

To make these vegan blueberry muffins, simply combine all of the ingredients, except for the blueberries in a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine. Then fold in blueberries, until combined. Bake according to the instructions above. 

Blueberry Muffin Drink

If you are looking for a blueberry muffin drink, this is another popular version of blueberry muffin shots. To make this drink you are going to need a combination of fresh blueberries, sugar, berry juice, vanilla vodka, and lemon rum or vodka. See the below instructions for details on how to create this drink. 

Blueberry Muffin Drink Recipe Instructions

Pour ½ cup blueberries and 2 tsp sugar into your cocktail shaker and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Then fill the shaker with ice. Next add 2 oz berry juice, 6 oz vanilla vodka, and 2 oz lemon rum or vodka. Vigorously shake for a minute. Strain your mixture into a pitcher, then pour into shot glasses. Serve right away for the best flavor. 

Blueberry Pancake Martini

To make a blueberry pancake martini, you will need 2 oz blueberry vodka, 1 ½ oz Frangelico liqueur, 1 ½ oz butterscotch schnapps, blueberries, and ice cubes. Now, how to make this drink. 

How to Make It

Pour your alcoholic beverages into a shaker then fill it with ice. Shake for a minute, then strain into a martini glass. Add a spoonful of blueberries and enjoy right away. 

Blueberry muffins shots top side view

FAQ’s & Expert Tips

FAQ’s

How do I know when my muffins are done baking?

To tell when your muffins are done baking, insert a toothpick into the center of your muffins. If they come out clean, they are finished baking. You can also touch the top of the muffins, to see if they spring back, or if they are squishy under your touch. 

Can I use fresh or frozen blueberries?

Yes, you may use either fresh or frozen blueberries for these muffin shots. 

Are Blueberry Muffins Healthy?

While they are not exactly healthy, they are better for you than other things that might satisfy your cravings. 

Why aren’t my muffins rising?

The main reason why your muffins might not rise is that your leavening agent, such as baking powder or baking soda is expired or is close to its expiration date. Try using some new leavening agent and see what a difference it can make. 

Why are my muffins dry?

There are a few factors that can make muffins turn out dry. First, butter and oil are a great combination to help your muffins turn out moist and have delicious flavoring. Second, be careful to not overmix your batter. A good rule of thumb is to not mix your batter more than twelve times. Finally, be careful to not overbake your muffins. A basic muffin should take around twenty minutes to fully bake. If you are making mini muffins, the average time should be around ten minutes. 

Why are my muffins raw in the center?

Most likely your muffins did not fully cook. If they are fresh out of the oven, try putting them back into the oven and baking them for a few more minutes. 

What can I substitute for the buttermilk?

Try substituting buttermilk with 1 cup milk and 1 Tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice. Stir the mixture together and let it sit for five minutes. This will create a nice buttermilk substitute. 

Why do I have to coat the blueberries in flour?

Coating the blueberries in flour will help prevent your blueberries from all sinking to the bottom of your muffins. 

What kind of muffin papers do you use?

Any kind will work. I typically use the basic ones from Walmart. There are other nicer options you can find at craft stores in the baking section if you are looking for a fancier option. 

Expert Tips

Storing Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins should always be stored in an airtight container. If you have plain muffins, they may be kept at room temperature for a few days. If your muffins are made into shots or contain cream cheese, they should be placed in an airtight container and stored in the fridge. They can typically last up to a week if kept in the fridge. 

Freezing Muffins

Blueberry muffins may also be frozen if you desire. The best way to freeze muffins is to wrap each one individually in plastic wrap. Then place your individually wrapped muffins inside a plastic bag, seal the bag and place it in the freezer for up to three months. 

Blueberry Muffin Shots

Blueberry muffin shots are the perfect treat for any occasion. These shots are super cute and add elegance to all of your gatherings. They can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or anytime you want! These blueberry muffins not only taste amazing, but they have the added benefit of being super easy to create. Give them a try today and let us know what you think about them! 

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