Light and fluffy Blueberry Muffins

As you’ve probably noticed I’ve been on a short hiatus from Daily Crave these last few weeks, and I owe you all my sincerest apologies!   My time away has been spent focusing mostly on work, but also included a much-needed break.  We did what every other person does in the middle of the nation’s worst winter and planned an escape.   Ahhh, a perfect getaway that involved oceanside pina coladas in the blazing sun with breathtaking views of the surf  breathtaking views of …a snow-covered ski mountain?

Now, one would think this was a ski trip, but that would just make too much sense.  Our northern getaway to New Hampshire was nothing of the sort.  You see, my sherpa of a husband enjoys torturing  challanging himself and hiking up ice-covered peaks for two days straight in single digit temps.  I don’t quite get this mentality, similarly to how he doesn’t quite understand how fresh-out-of-the-oven, blueberry-studded muffins on a cold winter night can make me so giddy.  So, here is when we just agree to disagree.

Blueberry Muffins

(derived from Simply Recipes)

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 tbsp unsalted, softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon for topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Grease muffin pan or place wrappers in pan.

In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time. And beat in lemon peel. Alternate the dry ingredients with the yogurt in three separate stages, beginning with the flour.  Beat until just incorporated.   Be sure to not overbeat.  Fold in berries.

Spoon in the batter to the muffin tin evenly and sprinkle the top with sugar and cinnamon mixture.  Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.   Cool for about 5 minutes and serve warm.

Makes 12-16 

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Light and fluffy Blueberry Muffins

  1. Brrr, not sure I would enjoy hiking either, however I would definitely enjoy your muffins.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Kirsten Livingstone

    Hey, your husband sounds so much like mine! Can you post a pic of the two of you together? Thanks so much for the recipes. I just found your site as I was looking for a light and fluffy blueberry muffin recipe…had to adapt due to dairy allergies in my family, but they turned out awesome!

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