March 25, 2009
Breakfast Week: Blueberry Muffins
Muffins are often a favorite breakfast food. I've made them before, but I wanted to lighten them up a bit. I decided to leave out the butter and use a small amount of safflower oil instead and I didn't miss the butter at all!
I also decided to use lemon juice, instead of lemon zest and I really liked how that turned out. The lemon juice gave just the right pop to the blueberries, without making them overwhelmingly lemony. They complimented each other perfectly!
So if you like blueberry muffins these will hit the spot! These are just perfect to take to a breakfast gathering or even to make for a special weekend breakfast.
What You'll Need:
2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour (Note: You can use white whole wheat flour instead if you like to make them even better.)
1 cup of organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt (Note: I used Stonyfield Farm's Fat Free French Vanilla. If you want you can use plain yogurt instead.)
The juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 cup of buttermilk
2 tablespoons of safflower oil
1 - 15 ounce package of frozen blueberries, thawed, rinsed and drained
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, sea salt and baking powder until completely mix. Add yogurt, eggs, lemon juice, buttermilk and safflower oil and stir until batter forms. Fold in blueberries and place batter in muffin tins that have been lined with cupcake liners. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes: Next time I make these I'm going to set out 1/2 a cup of blueberries to add to the tops of the muffins. Alexis wants to try this using strawberries instead of blueberries. We'll let you know how that turns out!
Posted by Dianne at March 25, 2009 8:26 AM
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these sound amazing!
Posted by: heather at March 25, 2009 10:39 AM
They look really moist and delicious, a wonderful breakfast!
Posted by: Sam at March 25, 2009 6:33 PM
I could eat breakfast foods 3 meals a day - and blueberry muffins are such a great classic!
Posted by: maris at March 27, 2009 7:22 PM