One of the greatest hosting hacks of all time is making something boxed taste homemade. These Better Blueberry Boxed Muffins are the perfect proof of how to make something taste like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen… when really, you just threw a few things together. Those are the kind of recipes we live for! Every single one of your guests will believe that these amazingly moist, crumbly muffins, filled with big, bursting blueberries and topped with the most satisfyingly sugary crunch, were made from scratch. And hey, they don’t need to know otherwise! Bake to impress, but make sure you work smarter not harder, with some Better Blueberry Boxed Muffins! They’re so unbelievably delicious!

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  • 1 package muffin mix, plus the ingredients called for on the package
  • fresh or frozen blueberries, to taste
  • lemon zest, to taste
  • sparkling sugar, to taste


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners, then coat the whole tin with nonstick spray.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, prepare the muffin mix, according to the package directions. Carefully use your hands to combine.

Step 4 –Mix the blueberries and the lemon zest into the muffin batter.

Step 5 –Fill each of the muffin cups 3/4 of the way full with the muffin batter.

Step 6 –Top the muffin batter with the sparkling sugar.

Step 7 –Bake the muffins, according to the package directions. If the package instructions call for a baking temperature below 425 degrees F, reduce the heat after the first 4-5 minutes of baking time to the recommended temperature.

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Step 8 –Transfer the muffin tin to a wire rack to cool.

Step 9 –Serve.