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the BEST blueberry muffins

Recipe Date:
January 31, 2017
Serving Size:
12
Cook Time:
00:18:00
Difficulty:
Easy
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
Ingredients
  • 1 dry pint blueberries, rinsed well
  • 1 1/8 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp sugar for blueberries
  • 2 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 tbsps unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsps vanilla bean paste or extract
Directions

Preheat your oven to 425

Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, heat half of the blueberries along with the 1 tablespoon of sugar for about 5 - 8 minutes. Stir occasionally. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and table salt. 

In a separate medium bowl whisk 1 1/8 cups of sugar with the eggs. Whisk rapidly until they are thick and homogenous - this takes me about 45 seconds. 

To the egg & sugar slowly whisk in the oil and butter until combined. Add the buttermilk and vanilla until combined. 

Now, with a rubber spatula, fold the egg mixture into the flour mixture. Fold until just moistened. Add the uncooked and cooked blueberries. Gently fold in just a few strokes. DO NOT OVERMIX. 

Using a 1/3 measuring cup, fill the muffin cups. 

Bake 17-19 minutes. Allow them to cool in the muffin pan for about 5 minutes and if you have any patience, (I don't) you can transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. We like the muffins super fresh & warm so we don't bother with the second cooling step. 

xo Natalia