Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blueberry Muffins

Yesterday I wrote about the comforts of home so I thought I'd make good on my promise and share one of the recipes.

These are my absolute favorite blueberry muffins.  I found the recipe a while ago in Self magazine when they did an article on Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook.  I figure if it's good enough for Gwynnie, it's good enough for me.  That, and they taste delicious and they are the perfect balance between tart and sweet.  I don't like to eat cake for breakfast.  Well, that's not exactly true.  But if I do, I don't like to call it a muffin.  :)

I change it up just a bit and use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour.  I like the texture it gives and also then I can call it healthy. Enjoy!
Blueberry Muffins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees spray a muffin pan with non-stick baking spray (I'm not really a fan of paper liners unless I'm using them for decoration - otherwise I just want to get straight at the muffin!)  Whisk butter, eggs and milk in a bowl.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. (I like to sift the flour and baking powder together first, it makes me feel like a baker, but you don't have to.)  Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and then fold in almost all of the blueberries.  Leave just a hand-full or so out. Make sure not to stir the berries too hard or your batter turns blue!

Spoon into muffin cups - you should get about 12 muffins.  For each muffin, I use a couple of the remaining blueberries and push them into the top of the batter.  This makes them look pretty when they come out of the oven. :)  Then sprinkle just a bit of sugar across the tops of them.  If you use raw sugar you just have to push it into the batter a little.  This gives the muffins just a little bit a sugary crust on top.

Bake approximately 25 to 30 minutes or until muffins are golden brown and the knife comes out clean.  I like them warm with a bit of honey.  Yum!


Note - I was too busy eating to snap photos so this is just a stand-in :)
*image credit 1
*original printable recipe can be found here

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite breakfast foods. These sound divine!
    Thanks for sharing!
    x, anna


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