Monday, May 5, 2014

Blueberry Muffins

This past week, I made these delicious big blueberry muffins, and they were a big hit. I doubled the recipe, and they were gone in just about a day and a half!  My four younger siblings had an outdoor tea party and I couldn't resist snapping a couple of pictures!  (Unfortunately, you can't really see the blueberries in these blueberry muffins, but they were in there.:))  As you can see below, I modified some of the ingredients to make them a bit healthier.  

Big Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar (I used part Rapadura and part xylitol for the batter and just used white sugar for the topping)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries, rinsed and dried


Directions:


  1. Put the butter in a small saucepan and set over medium heat.  Stir with a wooden spoon until melted, 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool.  (You can also melt the butter faster in the microwave.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 375.  Put paper liners in 12 muffin cups.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Mix with a table fork.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine the milk, egg, and vanilla.  Using the same fork, beat until well blended.
  5. Add the milk mixture, melted butter, and blueberries to the flour mixture.  Using a rubber spatula, stir gently until the ingredients are just blended.
  6. Spoon equal amounts of the batter into the muffin cups.  Sprinkle the extra 2 teaspoons sugar evenly over the tops.
  7. Bake the muffins until they are golden and have risen nicely, 18 to 20 minutes.  Use a toothpick to tell if the muffins are done.  If it comes out clean, the muffins are done.  Cool on a cooling rack.  Let the muffins cool for at least 15 minutes before removing them from the pan.
Enjoy!


6 comments:

  1. I ate way too many of these...they're delicious! :)

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  2. These look scrumptious! I'll have to add them to my list of recipes to try. Those teacups and tea pot are so adorable :) Beautiful pictures!

    Hope you have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thanks, Libby! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Those look really good. I have frozen blueberries so I think I should make some muffins.

    I sure like your new blog.

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    1. Thank you!!! Yes, you should definitely make some muffins. :)
      Love ya!♥

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