Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Because of the disastrous Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze recipe yesterday, I decided to make Ina Garten's Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins today. Tomorrow I have my Sociology Final and I was hoping these wouldn't be another flop of a recipe. Since I had a ton blueberries left over from yesterday, I might as well use them, right? This recipe was extremely simple and straight forward. Plus the blueberries didn't get crushed!! And why would they in this recipe? It's an actual batter which makes it less stressful. **Tip: Toss the blueberries in a little bit of flour before folding them into the batter to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin when baking. I also added the zest of one lemon to the batter because it goes well with blueberries. Making the batter was quick. The longest part of the recipe was the baking period but that was about it. These came out with a pale golden brown top and were delicious!! Finally, redemption from yesterday. These were moist, sweet yet tart from the blueberries and the lemon definitely rounded out the flavors. Hopefully these will be a great "brain food" tomorrow! They actually say that blueberries help with memory so let's see if that's true with my Sociology Final. Now I have to get back to studying!! Here's the recipe!

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins (Makes 16 Muffins)
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
8 ounces (about 1 cup) sour cream
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 half-pints fresh blueberries, picked through for stems

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place 16 paper liners in muffin pans.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla, sour cream, and milk. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low speed add the flour mixture to the batter and beat until just mixed. Fold in the blueberries with a spatula and be sure the batter is completely mixed.

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans, filling each cup just over the top, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the muffins are lightly browned on top and a cake tester comes out clean.

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  1. I'm glad you got second time lucky with the blueberries! Hope your exam goes well.

  2. Boy am I glad I found your blog! These look delicious, I love blueberries in anything! Actually everything I'm seeing on the front page looks so good! And I love your pictures :)
    Thanks for sharing & good luck with your final!

  3. Not sure if this is true but i did hear that blueberries help with our eyesight! anyway these look good and would be the bomb if you added streusel ;)

  4. Yum! Those look delicious! I love your pictures : )

  5. these look really good, coffeecake AND blueberries mmm

  6. Poures au Chocolat: Thanks!! I'm glad it turned out good too!

    Jessica: I'm surprised you found my blog. I'm new here. I like your blog!! You have high quality pictures!

    Hannah: I think that is true. And you're right! I should've made a streusel. It probably would bump up the flavor and made it better.

    Jordan: Thanks. I'll reply to your email asap. I was bogged down on studying.

    Michelle: Thank you!

  7. Ina's recipes are the best! You could tell by the pictures, they look great.

  8. Ina is a genius!! :D I love everything about her! haha

  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Blueberry and coffee, sound a great combination! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love Ina Garten! Your blueberry muffins look fantastic, and I really like your pictures :o)

  11. They come out really good, AJ! You make me want to bake a batch!

  12. Singapore: Thank you!

    Susi: Ina Garten is great!! Love her and all her recipes!! Thanks!!

    My Delicious Blog: Thanks!!

  13. hey these look great! Thanks for checkin out my blog. Be sure to check it out again, i'll be keeping an eye out for your new posts too :)

  14. Thanks and no problem!! I started following your blog :)

  15. Delicious looking blueberry muffins. I love lemon with blueberries, too. Have you tried using minced lemon verbena in your muffins? You can also bury the lemon verbena leaves in some sugar, then substitute the lemon verbena sugar for the sugar in the recipe.

  16. Actually I have not. I have heard of lemon verbena before but I never worked with it before. Sounds really great to use. I need to get me some! :)

  17. Sweet muffins AJ! I totally got into baking while in university - it was calming and centering - and provided me with great snacks. :)

  18. these look really good!! :D I have a bunch of probably going to use this ;)

    lovely blog!

  19. Patty: Thanks!! Exactly why I like it. It def. is my stress reliever!

    Zahra: Thank you! You should definitely try these! Soooo good!

  20. these look great!



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