Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins — Indulge in these fluffy and flavorful Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins—the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack recipe.

Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

A fun spin on traditional blueberry muffins paired with the wood-fired flavor you love. These tasty muffins are topped with an irresistible crumble made with cinnamon, brown sugar, and nuts, making for the perfect sweet treat. 

Serve them for a great back-to-school breakfast, or make them for a special occasion like a Christmas breakfast or Mother’s Day Brunch. These also pair great with a side of fresh fruit. Or make it a whole meal by adding some eggs and bacon. 

What Are Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins?

Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins are a delightful fusion of the rustic charm of woodfire cooking and the fresh flavor of blueberries. They feature an optional crumble top with pockets of juicy blueberries that burst with every bite. Baked in a Ninja Woodfire, you’ll get muffins with a unique, slightly smoky flavor that takes the traditional flavor to the next level. 

Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

Below is a list of the needed ingredients for the recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious breakfast or brunch the whole family will love. This is even a great recipe to have little ones help with. 

Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post, as well as the nutritional information. 

Ingredient list

  • Salted butter-Make sure to soften the butter before starting this recipe. It will make it easier to work with and help you get the texture you are looking for. 
  • Granulated sugar- You will need white granulated sugar for the crumble and the muffin batter. 
  • Eggs– For best results, you will want to ensure the eggs are at room temperature. This helps the muffins rise the way you want them to. 
  • Heavy cream- This recipe uses heavy cream instead of milk, giving it a richer, full flavor. 
  • Vanilla extract- A great flavor to combine the other flavors. 
  • Self-rising flour- Be sure to use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour. If you use all-purpose flour, your muffins may have a flat and heavy texture. You will also need it for the crumble. 
  • Fresh blueberries- This recipe uses fresh blueberries. Make sure to rinse before using, but don’t dry them. It helps the flour stick to them.
  • All-purpose flour- While you don’t need all-purpose flour for the batter, you will need it for coating the blueberries once they are rinsed.
  • Nuts– Add your favorite chopped nuts like pecans, almonds, or walnuts to the crumble.
  • Cinnamon- For a deeper flavor, add cinnamon to the crumble batter. 
  • Light brown sugar– Adding a light caramel flavor, use light brown sugar as the base of the crumble top. 

How to make Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Learn how to make delicious homemade blueberry muffins in a Ninja Woodfire with these simple, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Take the traditional muffins we all love, and turn them into a fun new family favorite breakfast. 

Whether you have a tried and true blueberry muffin recipe or want to try a new flavor, you won’t be disappointed in this mouthwatering recipe. 

How to make Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Preheat the grill: Preheat the grill by pressing the Woodfire Flavor Technology button and setting it to “Lo” Heat. Add muffin liners to the muffin pan while the grill is preheating.

Prepare the Batter: Add softened butter and sugar to a stand mixer while the grill preheats. Beat until the mixture is pale yellow. Slowly add the eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.  Slowly add the flour. You’ll want to add a little at a time to avoid lumps in the batter. Set aside.

How to make Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Fold in the Blueberries: Once the batter is made, rinse them and gently toss them in a bowl of flour until they are evenly coated. You don’t want to dry the blueberries after rinsing; this will help the flour stick. Gently fold the floured blueberries into the prepared batter. 

How to make Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Make the Crumble: If adding the optional crumble, mix the chopped nuts, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter into a bowl. Use your hands to crumble the mixture. You don’t want to press it into a dough. 

How to make Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Fill the Liners: Fill the muffin liners  ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle the top with crumble. 

Bake the Muffins: Place the muffin pan in the preheated Ninja Woodfire and bake for 25 minutes. The muffins are done when they are golden brown on top and the dough is firm. 

Serve: Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove the muffins from the pan and cool for an additional 5-10 minutes on a wire rack. Serve and enjoy warm!

Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Pro Tips and Variations

For the best cooking experience, try some of these tips and tricks. You can also try these variations to fit your needs better. 

  • Preheat the Grill: Before baking the muffins, you must preheat the Ninja Woodfire. If you add the muffins too soon, you won’t even have baking.
  • Use different wood pellets: If you are using wood pellets, try different types of wood to get that smoky flavor you love. 
  • Frozen Blueberries: While fresh blueberries are preferred, you can use frozen blueberries in a pinch or when fresh blueberries aren’t in season. Frozen blueberries hold more moisture, so the texture of the blueberry may be affected. 
  • Freeze:  Though these are best fresh and warm, you can make these ahead of time and freeze them until you’re ready to serve. This can be really helpful when making them for a holiday brunch or get-together. Before serving, make sure to thaw them. 
  • Different Fruit: Make this recipe with sliced fresh strawberries, cranberries, or raspberries for fun variations. The moisture of each fruit is different, and it may alter the texture slightly. 
  • Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free flour to make this recipe gluten-free. The result may vary depending on what type of flour you use. 
Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

FAQ Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Can I make Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins using a regular oven instead of a woodfire-equipped device?

Absolutely! While woodfire cooking adds a great, unique, smoky flavor, you can have the same tasty results using a conventional oven. Adjust the temperature and baking time according to your oven’s specifications.

Can I use frozen blueberries for these muffins?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries. However, keep in mind that frozen berries might release more moisture during baking, which could affect the texture of the muffins. Consider thawing and draining them before incorporating them into the batter.

How do I know when Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins are properly baked?

To ensure your muffins are done, insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin. It should come out with a few moist crumbs, not wet batter.

Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

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Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Description

Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins — Indulge in these fluffy and flavorful Ninja Woodfire Blueberry Muffins—the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack recipe.

Ingredients 

Muffins:

  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self-rising flour

Blueberry Mix:

  • 1 ½ – 2 cups fresh and rinsed blueberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Optional Topping:

  • ½ cup nuts of choice, chopped
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, softened

Instructions

  • Optional if wanting a wood flavoring: Place a scoop of food-grade wood pellets into the wood pellet burner of your Ninja Woodfire grill. Remember to not use any wood pellets that are not food-grade safe.
  • Turn on the Ninja Woodfire grill to the desired setting. For these pancakes the ‘bake ‘ setting is recommended.
  • If using wood pellets, press the Woodfire Flavor Technology button. Next, set the heat to ‘Lo’ heat. Allow the Ninja Woodfire to Preheat. Be sure to not add food to the Ninja Woodfire until the display says ‘Add Food’.
  • While the Ninja Woodfire is preheating, prepare the ninja woodfire blueberry muffins.
  • Add muffin liners to a count muffin pan.
  • Add the softened butter and granulated sugar to a stand mixer or metal bowl.
  • Beat the softened butter and granulated sugar together until the mixture becomes a pale yellow.
  • Slowly add in the eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
  • To avoid lumps, slowly add the flour to the mixture. Mix until everything is mixed together and the batter is smooth with no lumps of pockets of flour. Set aside.
  • Add the rinsed blueberries to a bowl with the flour. Do not dry the blueberries after rinsing. The moisture will help the flour stick to the blueberries.
  • Fold the blueberry mix into the blueberry muffin batter.
  • If making the optional topping, add the chopped nuts, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter to a bowl. Mix everything together but try not pack it down. Use your hands to crumble the mixture in the bowl without pressing the dough together.
  • Fill each liner of the prepared muffin pan ¾ of the way full.
  • Sprinkle the topping over each muffin and only slightly press the mixture in.
  • Add the cupcake pan to the woodfire grill, close the lid, and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top and the dough is firm.
  • Once done, allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin pan off the heat. Then, remove the muffins from the pan and allow them to cool on a wire rack for 5-10 more minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Equipment

  • Ninja Woodfire Grill
  • Muffin Pan, or Muffin Tin
  • Muffin Liners

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 610IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg

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