Dear blueberry muffins: I love you.
What's your favourite kind of muffin?
If given the choice, I'd choose blueberry 99.9% of the time (unless I was given a carrot muffin with cream cheese icing, but that's basically cake!).
A few weeks ago, mama bear came down to visit me at school and go to some appointments. I was in class one day, when she went out grocery shopping and filled up my fridge with lots of goodies while I was gone. Sneaky mama!
I always laugh every time my mom comes home from the grocery store.
My dad is so regular. He buys the same things every time (I'm a lot the same way). Grapes. Apples. Milk. Bread.
My mom on the other hand, complete wild card. You never know what that crazy woman is gonna come home with. And I luv it.
When she went shopping for me, she came back with some good loot! Some interesting salad mixes. Fig Newton cookies (I haven't had these since I was like 6 years old!). Bison steaks. And last but not least: 6 quarts of blueberries. 6 QUARTS!!!!
So what do you do, when you have 6 quarts of blueberries, and not enough time to eat them all? YA MAKE MUFFINS OBVI!!
Making any kind of muffin is basically the same protocol every time:
STEP ONE: Mix the dry ingredients together.
STEP TWO: Mix the wet ingredients together.
STEP THREE: Slowly pour the wet into the dry and fold together.
STEP FOUR: Scoop, and bake!
You can line the muffin tin with papers, or spray heavily with cooking spray to make sure they don't stick. I like to spray. The crispy golden edges are the best part!
I found and adapted this recipe from Baker Bettie. It was the simplest one I could find, and used ingredients I already had at home. The key to this recipe is the lemon juice, which is supposed to make the blueberry flavour POP. Since I didn't have any fresh lemons kicking around, I used store bought lemon juice instead (2-3 tablespoons). To be completely honest I didn't notice a huge difference, but maybe you will!
I also used butter instead of oil. My reason for this is obvious. Is butter ever really a bad idea???? I think not.
INGREDIENTS: yield 12 medium sized muffins
Believe it or not, I still have some blueberries left over.
Blueberry muffins 4-ever!!