blueberry muffins

Do you watch Seinfeld? Remember the muffin tops episode? These muffin tops surely would have been best-sellers. Moist, sugary, fruity goodness...

Blueberry Muffins
makes one dozen 


1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup + 2 T. sugar
2 1/2 cups flour 
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
2 eggs
4 T. butter, melted & cooled
1/4 cup oil (I used canola)
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 t. vanilla 

for the jam: 

1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 t. sugar
1 t. water 

for the topping:

1/4 cup sugar
zest from 1 lemon


Preheat your oven to 425 and prepare your muffin tin. Bring the ingredients for the jam to a simmer over medium heat in a small saucepan. Mash the berries as the mixture reduces, cooking for about 5-6 minutes. Transfer the jam to a bowl, set aside and let cool.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together; set aside. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until well-mixed. Slowly add butter and oil until combined. Add buttermilk and vanilla, combine. Using a rubber spatula mix the wet & dry ingredients while folding in remaining blueberries. The batter should be lumpy, don't overmix! 

Spoon the batter evenly among muffin tins. Evenly divide the blueberry jam among the muffins, swirling it into the batter with a chopstick/skewer/spoon end. Mix the topping ingredients and divide evenly among the muffin tops. Bake for 17-19 minutes, let cool 5 minutes before moving to wire rack. 



Lisa said...

While muffin tops certainly are good, I'd definitely want to eat your whole muffin. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-23.html

Sashquatch said...

These look SO perfect! Its been far too long since have had the pleasure of eating a blueberry muffin, this must be remedied very soon as the cravings your gorgeous photos have given me are rather incontrollable :)