Friday, February 27, 2009

Blueberry Muffins: Make These Today. I Mean It.

I wish I could make that picture scratch-and-sniff for you. I wanted to make muffins today, so I googled "best blueberry muffin recipe." The first recipe that popped up looked amazing, and I decided to give it a try. I gave James a call, since he was at the grocery store anyway, and had him pick up some fresh blueberries.

I was a little apprehensive before I started the recipe, because James got the blueberries - but they were $7! I couldn't believe they were that expensive, but I guess it IS February. I mixed up the recipe & put them in the oven, and they started filling the house with delicious smells.

And let me say this: these muffins are worth $7 blueberries! These are easily the best blueberry muffins I've ever made, and quite possibly the best I've ever eaten. You really should try them. Today, if possible. Your family will rise up and call you blessed.

To-Die-For Blueberry Muffins
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 18 muffin cups with non-stick spray (or use liners).
  • Combine 3 cups flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 2-cup measuring cup. Add the eggs & enough milk to total 2 cups. Mix this with the flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups to almost full, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
  • Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Mix with fork until crumbly, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven, or until done. Remove from pan & let cool on cooling rack.


Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

oh, they DO look yummy! They'd better be, with the cost of blueberries. I'll definitely try this recipe when blueberries are in season.

I just finished my bread machine banana bread - it's yummy! My house smells wonderful too!

Nichole said...

Those look so good! I wonder if frozen blueberries would work.

CB said...

MMMMM looks yummy!! I may have to put blueberries on our grocery list this weekend!! I wonder how much they will be here in Calgary...if they are too much, maybe I'll use frozen.:) THanks!!

Jeni said...

Had I been the one at the store, we probably would've had frozen blueberries instead of fresh. James said he didn't even check the price; he just got what I asked for!

Nicki said...

Whoa-that's way too many ingredients for me. Can't you just add water?