Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blueberry Muffin Love

I am not a fan of the blueberry. I know it's really good for you and as Kimball observed, can stop time in its tracks, but I just don't love it in my salads or cereal or by the handful. But put a fresh blueberry into a muffin and I'm all in. Monday morning we were having a lazy morning and the kids weren't clamoring for breakfast at 7:00 am, so I pulled some berries out of the fridge and cracked open my Williams-Sonoma Muffins and Quick Breads cookbook. This is a great go-to recipe for blueberry muffins. One batch makes about 16 average sized muffins or 12 muffins with very tall muffin tops, which is my preference.

Blueberry Muffins
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk (use whole if you have it)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter or spray standard muffin tins.

In a medium bowl stir and toss together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, and eggs until smooth. Add liquid to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Add the blueberries and stir just until evenly incorporated. Spoon into prepared muffin tins. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. Eat the moment they won't burn your tongue, with or without butter.


mindyluwho said...

I have that book and, YES, those muffins are yummy!

mindyluwho said...

In fact, my husbands favorite store is Williams-Sonoma so we have about six of their cookbooks.

Aly sun said...

Thank you. Now I am hungry and I have no blueberries. I wonder what kind of damage I could do with frozen blackberries... thanks for the recipe.

Rachel C. said...

I went back and read your "Blueberries stop time" post. HILARIOUS! Your kids sound so cute!

I just made blueberry thumbprint cookies yesterday, and they are all gone today. Instead of using jam in the thumbprint, I made the filling for blueberry cobbler and put that in the filling. I ate 6 of them for breakfast. But I figure the amazing health value of blueberries out-weighed the unhealthyness of eating a cookie for breakfast, right?

Erika said...

So how long has it been since we saw you guys? I CAN'T BELIEVE that picture of Bronwen!!! Curls, long hair, she looks all grown up!! Wow.
That threw me for a complete loop.
Thanks for the pics...I'm with Aly sun- -wish I'd bought those blueberries at the grocery store today.

Joyful Noise said...

With a tablespoon of sugar in each muffin they are bound to be a favorite for everyone!

Mimi Nowland said...

I loved the close up pictures of your kids enjoying the muffins. I was on a muffin kick about a month ago, it was delicious.

April said...

Oh boy! I'm thrilled that I have frozen blueberries in my freezer so I can whip these babies up. Yum-o!!

Prudy said...

I love Bronwen's curls. I'll take those and a blueberry muffin to go, please.

Scrappy said...

Oh my! I need some of those!
Cute pictures of the kids. They are all getting so big.

Tamara said...

YUMMMM!!!! I totally want some of those now!

This post reminds me of a fun story from our family...

My niece, Aubrey, was 4 when her great-grandfather had gone in for gall-bladder surgery. Everyone was praying for him to heal quickly, and he did.
When he returned from the hospital, Aubrey asked him, "Why were you sick?"
"They had to take something out of my stomach," he said.
Her eyes grew wide and she asked with a gasp, "Was it BLUEBERRIES??!?"

(p.s. ...trying Alli's fondant recipe for the first time tonight. Can't wait!)

An Ordinary Mom said...

I am right there with you ... I prefer blueberry muffins without the blueberries, though :) !!

Mahina said...

yum! i love berries! in my salads and cereal! and those muffins look delish!

Cornfields, children and waterballet said...

Those muffins look fabulous. I will have to try them. How have you been? How are you feeling? I feel like I have dropped off the face of the earth and am just now crawling back over the edge again!

Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

Those pictures are great of your kids. How do you do it? Love it.

Rebecca said...

Yum! I have been looking for a good blueberry muffin recipe, I am looking forward to making these with my boys!! Your kids are adorable! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope that you are feeling well.

Rebecca said...

Made these this morning for play group, and they were a success! Thanks for the recipe!!