Blueberry MuffinsPosted: 03/25/2014 Filed under: desserts, fruit, muffins, recipes | Tags: baking, blueberries, blueberry muffins, breakfast muffins, muffins, recipe 68 Comments
The craziest thing happened the other day, true story… My son, son #2 that is, who is home from school on spring break, brought packaged blueberry muffins into my house. You know the kind that are filled with all kinds of preservatives, calories, and lord knows what else. I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I spotted them sitting on the kitchen table. I said, dude, your mom writes a blog called Mama’s Gotta Bake! Think man, think!
Naturally I did what any good food blogger and mother would do, and raced to my kitchen and made my son homemade Blueberry Muffins with fresh, yes, fresh blueberries. I felt like I had restored order to the universe…
Adapted from Williams – Sonoma
- 2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 stick unsalted butter, (equals = 1/2 cup, 4 ounces or 8 tablespoons) melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Using a pastry brush, thoroughly brush the insides and tops of a 12 well muffin tin. (I was able to make 12 regular sized and 12 mini muffins).
- Melt your stick of butter in a small dish, and set aside to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Then give it a good whisk to fully disperse the ingredients. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and cooled butter and add the eggs making sure that the milk/butter mixture is sufficiently cooled so that the eggs won’t scramble when you add them. Fold in the flour mixture and blend until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. Gently add the blueberries, mixing to disperse them throughout the batter.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins, filling each one 3/4 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes (mine were done at 15 minutes, 12 minutes for the mini-muffins), or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Run a sharp pairing knife around the edges and gently shake out muffins.
Makes 16 regular size muffins, or 12 regular size and 12 mini muffins
These look great! Homemade is always better. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re a good mamma! I am sure your son appreciated your wonderful muffins. Great blog by the way I really enjoy your posts/recipes
Thank you very much!:) …and he really did appreciate the “REAL” muffins!
Love the story! And what gorgeous photos…
Too funny – homemade is the way to go, isn’t it? Your muffins look incredible! I love a good blueberry muffin – one of my very favorites, actually. Nothing like a fresh one right out of the oven. Just lovely.
Thanks Lisa, homemade is always the way to go!
Here’s what I do with Momma’s postings….click on one of the fabulous photos (like the one of all the ingredients) and use it as my desktop background. It’s not as satisfying as baking and eating, but fewer calories. These look wonderful.
OMG, I’d never had thought a son of mine brought packaged blueberry muffins into my house!! That was funny; I’m sure you didn’t see that coming, did you? 😉
You know, above all, I love, I die for blueberry muffins. Now I need to try these immediately.
Gorgeous pics, by the way!
Thanks Rosa, how could my son do such a thing!!!
love that story! I would have been devastated as well!!! lol 😉
Homemade is the way to go! These sound delish.
nothing beats a homemade muffin right out of the oven, especially blueberry 🙂 lovely post, and lovely story!
Sheryl your photographs are always so beautiful…and I LOVE your stories!
Thanks Joni! I appreciate your comments!
Lol! Mom saves the day with gorgeous muffins! They sure look tasty 🙂
That’s my job!!!!
Beautiful pictures as always. Now Michael, what are you thinking???
Wanda, you know what a character that boy is!
Haha! Your son cleverly challenged you to a blueberry muffin throw-down. I bet he knew EXACTLY what he was doing! 😉 Love the pics.
That’s funny Clover, and I fell for it! 🙂
I’m sure he’ll never buy packaged muffins again! Good job, Mom! They look delicious.
Nice save with these; they look amazing 🙂
Universe restored and son #2 back on track with good, real, food! Not only do yours look far more delicious, but I’m certain they were mighty tastier. Don’t get me wrong, I will eat a muffin baked lovingly at my favourite bakery or out with girlfriends in a coffee catch up. Though never in those plastic baggy things!
Now that’ll teach them!
They look lovely! Funny story 🙂
have to tell ya – just saw this post and had to IMMEDIATELY go and make your recipe 🙂 My recipe is good – but yours was lightening quick… and good!
These look lovely! I’ve recently bought some ‘cup’ measures so I can follow your recipes….we use ounces or grammes here in the UK. But you’ve got me with a “stick” of butter!!! Help please?
My bad, Judy. One stick of butter equals 1/2 cup, 4 ounces or 8 tablespoons. 1 stick of butter weighs 113 grams. Hope that is more helpful.
Wonderful!!! Thank you so much.
I hope he saw the error of his ways!
LOL! You bet he did!
Fabulous looking muffins! Can’t wait to bake these for my family. Thanks for sharing.
Hope they enjoy them! 🙂
Luck kid! maybe he brought those packaged muffins at home on purpose…he wanted his amazing foodblogger mum to do special muffins for him!
Mum lives to bake for her kids!
yes! and they know that her mum has special gift at baking!
You have saved your son from a life-time of preservative-filled, chemical-laden, processed misery! 🙂 These look amazing. There are few treats more satisfying than the perfect blueberry muffin. I used to pick one up *every* day on the way to work at Alon’s Bakery in Morningside – Atlanta. 🙂 These look divine, Sheryl.
Thanks Shanna, with two kids and one on the way, I know you know it’s a mom’s job to put only healthy ingredients into their kids bodies.
I couldn’t agree more! 🙂 Then again, my kids are easy. For her “treat” at Trader Joe’s, Naomi chose 73% organic dark chocolate and a yogurt. She’s a good eater.
Mmmm! Is anything better than freshly-baked blueberry muffins? I think not.
Where we live, we don’t have blueberries, we have Saskatoon berries and last summer I picked a TON of ’em! Next time I’m making muffins, I’m using your recipe. After all, all the recipes I’ve tried have made me look like a HERO.
I am intrigued by these Saskatoon berries. Sounds delish!
Lol..you totally did the right thing.. With a perfect recipe..and a great post! 🙂 LOVE this.
Thank you BB&B! 🙂
blasphemy! lol your muffins look great. i want one!
Wow they look great
Your blueberry muffins look delicious. Blueberry is actually one of my favourite type of muffins!
Yum! What a classic! :3
Kids today… 🙂 I am always looking for the perfect blueberry muffin recipe. Maybe I found it.
Haha, hilarious! Poor kid, doesn’t know any better! 😉
Haha, I’ve also become the person who can’t have store bought baked goods in the house. Why buy them when you can just make them yourself? These look delicious!! I love blueberry muffins – they’re a classic!
That is way too funny! He’ll never make that mistake again. The muffins look great 🙂
I think not! 🙂
The muffins look perfect and the photo is awesome…makes me feel really hungry!
Great! Then I did my job well! 🙂
I love you mama.
Oh i love this. Reminds me of being a kid and buying the mini ones and packing one after the other in 🙂
You gave me a yearning for blueberry muffins. I used a different recipe, but I linked back to you in my post: http://spruceknobgarden.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/more-spring-rain-and-blueberry-muffins/
Thank you, it’s greatly appreciated!
Lol. Crappy gross processed blueberry muffins in YOUR home?! Blasphemy! I love that you set your son right by immediately baking these glorious muffins. I rarely ever buy muffins anymore because of how much better they are homemade (I’d have to be pretty hungry ‘n desperate to shell out money). These look beautiful, Mama!
Blasphemy indeed! Of course I set that boy straight. No packaged muffins in my house!
Totally understand what you mean when you say you restored order to the universe!! I often feel that way when I bring a tray of scones or a cake out of the oven. Nothing beats fresh ingredients.
You know how some people actually enjoy the taste of artificial vanilla? It tastes different from the real thing. Some people like both as two separate flavors. It might be that way with “kids” who go off to school and indulge in artificial packaged stuff when their mom’s baking isn’t at their fingertips. Packaged muffins are a different animal from homemade….texture, taste, the works. My taste buds would have to be starved for weeks (months? years?) to enthusiastically eat a packaged muffin, but there is no logic to the 20-something mind…or taste buds! 🙂 I will take a basket of these muffins, please. They look delicious!
What a great mom you are! Happy Nesting.