Nectarine Blueberry Muffins

A  few weeks ago, I noticed that Nectarines were becoming scarce at the market, that made me sad…sigh.   Nectarines bring back so many memories of my childhood up through  high school, and as much as I love peaches, nothing beats a good nectarine.   So when I noticed that the season was coming to an end, I went on a bit of baking spree, and these muffins are the result of a Sunday morning a few weeks ago.   If you can still get nectarines in your part of the world I would certainly recommend making these tasty muffins,  but if there gone for the year, peaches (even frozen) would make a good substitute.

One of the best things about muffins is they freeze so well, and take very little time to thaw out.  I try to keep my recipes consistent and that means making more than the two of us can eat at one sitting, so after my pictures are done and we’ve enjoyed our breakfast, the remainder go into the freezer for another day.

This morning was that other day, I split and toasted my muffins this morning and they were warm and buttered and so very delicious.  So on this cold and rainy Sunday morning, I had a taste of summer and went back in time to a day so many years ago when nectarines went to school with me in my lunch.   Food does make some wonderful memories.

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Nectarine Blueberry Muffins
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Recipe type: Muffin
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1½ cups (180 g) of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100 g) sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g)baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) baking soda
  • ½ cup (110 g ) Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
  • ½ cup oil (120 ml)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 g) vanilla powder (or extract)
  • 1 Lemon Zest(grated) and a good squeeze of juice
  • 1½ cups (225 g) blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1½ cups (225 g) nectarines (cut into chunks)
  • raw sugar to sprinkle on tops of muffins before baking
  1. Mix all your dry ingredients together in one bowl.
  2. Lightly beat the eggs and add in the Greek yogurt, oil, lemon zest and juice from the lemon.
  3. Mix all these ingredients until well blended.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix just enough to blend.
  5. Now fold in the blueberries and nectarines into the muffin mix. (do not overmix; it will make the muffins tough)
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 18 -22 minutes.
  7. Yields 12 regular muffins


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  1. Well, if you’re going to celebrate the end of a season, I think muffins are a fabulous way to do that. These look great!

  2. I love nectarines with blueberries, wonderful muffins!

  3. Deliciously moist muffins — a great way to celebrate the final produce of a delicious season 🙂

  4. I would also choose a nectarine over a peach. Both seem to be coming to the end of their season. These muffins look delicious and I love the blue boards in your background.

  5. Omg, I can just smell the aroma of these muffins coming out of the oven. Must try this one if I can get hold of nectarines. Thanks for sharing & Happy Mon., Chef Dennis!

  6. After spending the last months eyeing nectarine and peach recipes, I´m aching to start finding them here. The combination with blueberries is amazing!

  7. Oh how lovely!! I love the combination of Nectarine and Blueberry. I think Nectarines might be one of my favorite fruit, next to apples of course 😉

  8. I love blueberry muffins. I haven’t taste this recipe, but I’m sure it tastes delicious with nectarines too! Have a fantastic week Chef Dennis!

  9. We have a peach tree but I always wished it was a nectarin tree, nt that the fruits r not good, it just that I love nectarines, they are so juice sweet (just like peaches) and the skin is so smooth non hairy. The flavores r bit different too. Last time I had one was in school as well, not that long but still seems like forever in a different world.

    I d love a muffin chef!!

  10. Yes, it’s sad several summer fruits are at the end of their season. I feel the same way about peaches, apricots and plums. Nothing better than a warm muffin right out of the oven. I’ll bet these would be nice with coconut butter too!

  11. Dennis, your Nectarine Blueberry Muffins already piqued my “taste bud imagination,” but when you described splitting & toasting them… oh my yes!

  12. I looooove nectarines, these look amazing!

  13. Will definately give it a try! Loooooks delicious!

  14. Wow! Beautiful, fruity, and moist.

  15. Oh goodness I adore nectarines. So much more than peaches! Your muffins always turn out so beautiful while mine end up so unsightly. Freezing them would be a good idea. We can have Chef Dennis muffins into the winter! 🙂

  16. This looks really delicious, Chef!

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