Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bright Blueberry Muffins

Yup... I was in a baking mood on Sunday. Even though I made Zucchini Bread, I remembered that I still had a ton of blueberries in the freezer from blueberry picking last summer.

Since blueberry picking season is almost upon us again, I decided that I should start using them up!

I added blueberries to my Fluffy Pancakes recipe for breakfast. Then I made Bright Blueberry Muffins later on!

I LOVE these muffins! The zest of a whole lemon gives them such a fresh bright flavor they always make me smile.

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Bright Blueberry Muffins
½ C butter
1 ¼ C sugar
2 eggs
2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ C milk
2 ½ C fresh blueberries
Zest of one large lemon
Sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 375F
In a large bowl cream butter & white sugar.
Add eggs one at a time and mix in.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
Add flour mixture alternating w/milk.
Mash ½ C blueberries and mix into batter along with lemon zest.
Stir in remaining blueberries.
Fill muffin cups and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until pick comes out dry.

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Preheat oven to 375F

In a large bowl cream butter & white sugar.
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Add eggs one at a time and mix in.
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In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
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Add flour mixture alternating w/milk.
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Mash ½ C blueberries and mix into batter along with lemon zest.
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Stir in remaining blueberries.
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Fill muffin cups and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

There's a plain one in the corner because Bob wanted one with just lemon and no blueberries. =)
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I couldn't get a clear picture of the sanding sugar to save my life!

Trust me... they have been sprinkled. I didn't have any plain white/clear sugar, so I used yellow.

Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until pick comes out dry.
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Enjoy!
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And a quick garden update!

Tomatoes planted Sunday... and the same tomatoes two days later.
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They're growing like weeds!

14 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

No fair showing me this at 6 in the morning when I am having coffee sans muffins.. they look fantastic!

girlichef said...

Yummy!! I love fresh baked blueberry muffins....these look so good :)

Joelen said...

This looks great! You could event submit this to my Tasty Tools blogging event where we are featuring recipes using a muffin pan! Details are in my blog's left sidebar...

Debbie said...

Yum, do they ever look good...

Peter M said...

Although I love all muffins, blueberry are still my most often made. ordered and eaten.

Did ya pair any wine with these babies? lol

Reeni♥ said...

I love sweet blueberry muffins. I like when they turn blue! They look so yummy!

Natashya said...

Blueberry muffins are the best! They look yummy!

noble pig said...

Lemon and blueberry are just the best flavors together! Lovely and bright indeed.

Tangled Noodle said...

Spryte, you have to stop with these awesome baked goodies . . . it's sheer, delicious torture! I bet the aroma from the oven was incredible!

teresa said...

Gorgeous! I love the combo of lemon and blueberry!

Bob said...

I'm probably going to get in trouble, but I'm not a blueberry fan. Just never felt it for them. My girlfriend, she loves blueberries. Maybe if she's good I'll make a batch of these for her and freeze some. ;)

Culinary Alchemist said...

Yummy!!! Blue Berry Muffins!!! I will take two please. Awesome Tomato plants BTW. I am still waiting for the ones I ordered...

5 Star Foodie said...

These blueberry muffins look fantastic! Very delicious!

Dajana said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. I made them today (with mixed wild berries), and they were gone in no time. I have to make them again, I had only ONE.