Blackberry Bliss Muffins

Rachel Ruiz’ Blackberry Bliss Muffins entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!


  • 1 cup Sue Bee® Clover Honey, divided
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, divided


  • Heat oven to 375 F.
  • Liberally grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together coconut oil, vanilla paste, eggs, buttermilk and 1/2 cup Sue Bee® honey.
  • Pour dry ingredients into bowl with wet, stirring until batter just comes together.
  • Fold blackberries, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup almonds into batter.
  • Scoop batter into muffin tins by scant 1/3 cups.
  • Drizzle 1 teaspoon of Sue Bee® honey over batter in each muffin tin, repeating until all muffins are covered.
  • Sprinkle remaining almonds over honey, then drizzle additional teaspoon Sue Bee® honey over almonds. Repeat until all muffins are topped with honey-almond mixture.
  • Place in oven and bake 18-20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes before removing to rack to finish cooling.
  • Before serving, drizzle additional honey over tops of muffins, as desired.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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