Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Y’all, I have a confession to make: I still have a freezer full of fruit that I picked over the summer. TONS of fruit. Blueberries. Blackberries. Apples. Fruit overload.

In an attempt to try to lessen the amount of crap I have in my refrigerator, I thought I better use up some of the fruit in the upper section. Then boom, I thought “BLUEBERRY MUFFINS.”

I love muffins slathered in some butter. I know, I know, a little bit of an overkill. But trust me. Heat one of those babies for a few seconds in the microwave and sandwich a slab of butter in between. I promise you won’t eat a muffin any other way. Unless they’re right out of the oven, of course.

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Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Any blueberries will do in this recipe, fresh or frozen. Use whatever you’ve got or whatever is in season!

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Preheat oven to 400°F.

Grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.

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In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Stir.

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In a large measuring cup, add 2 eggs, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Stir to combine completely.

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Pour milk mixture over flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not over mix.

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Add 1-3/4 cup blueberries. Fold in very gently.

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Using a 1/4 cup measuring spoon, fill muffin cups equally with batter. I had 16 muffins total.

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In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Using a spoon, sprinkle the tops of each muffin with the sugar/cinnamon mixture liberally. DSC_0515DSC_0516

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack and serve warm.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a large measuring cup, add eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Stir well.
  4. Pour milk mixture over the top of the flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon, mix until it just comes together. Do not over mix.
  5. Pour in blueberries and fold into batter.
  6. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, fill muffin cups equally with batter.
  7. In a small bowl, stir together additional sugar and cinnamon. Using a spoon, sprinkle the top of each muffin with cinnamon sugar, liberally.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack and serve warm.

 

 

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