Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Best Blueberry & Strawberry Muffin Recipe Around

Breakfast muffins are a favorite of mine, especially blueberry.   Because of the surplus fruit we have in the freezers still, we have been experimenting with breads, muffins and pies over the past few weeks.  Banana, strawberry, apple, pumpkin, raspberry and blueberry muffins and bread have all been made. 

With all the recipe experimenting we found one recipe that worked best-- super fluffy muffins-- and tweaked it just a little to make the best blueberry muffin around, because of a not so secret ingredient.  


To Die For Blueberry Muffins
Recipe from AllRecipes.com

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Our tweeked list includes another 1/2 cup blueberries and 1/2 mashed strawberries and their juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries (and strawberries-- this was one of our tweeks). Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
  3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done. 
The additional blueberries ensure that you get berry with every bite-- something we like but felt the initial recipe needed more of.  Also, we liked the sweetness the strawberry muffins we tried had, and was slightly lacking in just blueberry muffins, plus the strawberries and juice made the muffins moist!  
Anyone have a muffin recipe we have to try?  Always looking for new tastes and twists to old faves! 

1 comment:

  1. I tend to make scones more than muffins because there are just 2 of us and I end up throwing muffins away. I know, I should freeze them...I just forget! These sound great and I love the crumb topping!

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