Blueberry Muffins

I love blueberries! I consider myself lucky to live right near the blueberry capital of the world, Hammonton N.J. The farmers markets are filled with an abundance of these deep blue delicious berries. It is the perfect time to bake my favorite blueberry muffins. I love to make these muffins not just because they are so delicious, but they remind me of my boy’s Justin and Daniel. I found this recipe in a little paperback book I had purchased when they were little school boys. It had all kinds of recipes for lunch and snacks. They ate this muffin like it was a yummy dessert. I would always put butter on it hot from the oven. The recipe gave two amounts for the sugar. I always got away with the lesser amount. My boys just loved the blueberries and the buttery taste. I always added a few extra berries to the recipe. This was a treat we always looked forward to.

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Blueberry Muffins

1¾ cup all-purpose flour

1/3 – 2/3 cup of sugar (infused with a vanilla bean)

2 teaspoons baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt

3/4 cup milk

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

¼ cup melted butter

1 cup of fresh blueberries, frozen may be substituted

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a small bowl lightly beat the eggs, combine the melted butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Spoon the wet mixture into the dry and mix with a wooden spoon just to incorporate the ingredients. You don’t want to over mix. Gently fold in the cup of blueberries. Line a cupcake pan with liners or grease each section with butter. Fill 2/3 full of batter. Bake 20 minutes. Makes 12 delicious muffins.

Baker’s notes: These muffins are best with the fresh blueberries. You may use oil instead of the melted butter. I prefer the melted butter. You could also add fresh lemon zest. I keep a container of sugar with a vanilla bean stuck in the center to infuse the sugar with vanilla. You may also use regular sugar.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. keraoregan says:

    These look totally perfect! Mine never turn out this well! x

    1. Awe thanks:) I hope you will try the recipe they are so yummy:)

  2. sophiebowns says:

    They look sooo nice!

  3. Liz says:

    I never knew the blueberry capital of the world, but now I know. I love everything blueberry but find them a little pricey here. Maybe you get them at a bargain because they are in abundance for you. The muffins look dainty and delicious. I think I could easily eat four to five in a sitting. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Blueberries are at there best price in NJ when they are in season. They are way to pricey to by any other time of year. They do freeze beautifully. I’m just too lazy. Maybe this year I will. Berries are available year round from California but they just don’t taste the same as when they are in season.

  4. caravoss says:

    They sound so delicious! Blueberry muffins are Jeff’s absolute favorite. I wish I could make them with NJ blueberries though!

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