June 30, 2011

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

We were lucky enough to have a great sale on blueberries recently. I have been putting them in everything - smoothies, steel cut oats, and of course, for Sunday breakfast, I made blueberry muffins.
This was a great recipe I found online. They had a lot of blueberries in it, next time I will probably cut it down to a cup.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins
from Food Network Kitchens
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more for preparing the muffin tin
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
2/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for the top of the muffins
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly brush a 12-muffin tin with butter and set aside. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with an electric hand-held mixer in a large bowl, cream the butter, zest, and 2/3 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Remove the bowl from the mixer.
Using a rubber spatula, fold the flour in 3 parts into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk in 2 parts, until just combined. Fold in the blueberries. Take care not to over mix the batter. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tin and sprinkle the tops with sugar. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool muffins in the pan on a rack. Serve warm.


Luisa said...

yummy! These look great. I love blueberries in the summer but I freeze some and it's always nice to make muffins.

Beth Martins said...

ces muffins sont tout simplement magnifiques ma cher amie, super beaux j'emporte la recette avec moi, merci pour ce beaux et délicieux partage.


Lisa said...

Those muffins look simply yummy and the tops look deliciously crunchy. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend (starting Friday evening) and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Christina said...

The muffins were super yummy- thanks for sharing the recipe!

Melanie Flinn said...

Hi Sarah,
I too have been baking blueberry bread/muffins like crazy. I feel your pain re juggling two kids- mine are at a good age where they are manageable (2 and 4) but we are having a third in a few months and I will be back to square one! Been a follower of your blog for a while....before I started my own! Would love for you to come by and visit Nutritious Eats. Take care, Melanie

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Holly @ BeachCoveJewelry said...

those look great, lemon and blueberries are always great together :)