Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Double Trouble Blueberry Muffins

These are seriously the best blueberry muffins I have ever made, make sure to put this in your index. It has the perfect berry to "cake" ratio, and they will melt in your mouth. I wish I could wake up every morning to one of these. 

Muffins are great because they can work for multiple occassions. Breakfast, brunch, or an office morning snack for your coworkers- you can't go wrong. 

Little Cooking Magic Trick- if you toss the blueberries with a light dusting of flour before mixing in, they are less likely to all end up at the bottom. 

 Double Blueberry Muffins

Credit: Gale Gand

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen blueberries
2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole, 2 percent fat, or 1 percent fat milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a muffin tin or line the cups with paper liners. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), cream the butter until smooth. Add 1 cup of the sugar and mix. Add the eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and salt and mix. In a shallow bowl, mash 3/4 cup of the blueberries with the back of a fork. Add to the batter and mix.

With the mixer running at low speed, add 1/2 of the flour, then 1/2 of the milk, and mix. Repeat with remaining flour and milk. Fold in the remaining 1 3/4 cups whole blueberries by hand until well mixed. In a separate small bowl, mix the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon. Use an ice-cream scoop or large spoon to fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the muffins and bake until golden brown and risen, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan at least 30 minutes before turning out.

By: Maggie Dunphy

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