How to Make Blueberry Muffins

You can make blueberry muffins from a box, but you can't really call it baking. And with a recipe as easy and delicious as this one, why would you bother?

Instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat oven Preheat the oven to 400 F and butter the muffin tin.
  • TIP: If you have muffin liners lying around, they make clean up much easier. Place liners in buttered muffin tins.
  • Step 2: Mix dry ingredients With a whisk mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Step 3: Whisk wet ingredients In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, and melted butter together and add the lemon zest to this mixture.
  • Step 4: Mix Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Mix until just combined by folding the ingredients together with a mixing spoon. The batter will be lumpy and thick.
  • Step 5: Add berries Add the blueberries to the batter and gently fold them in.
  • TIP: If you're using frozen berries, don't let them defrost or you'll have purple muffins.
  • Step 6: Spoon batter into tins Spoon the batter into the muffin tin filling each compartment about 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  • Step 7: Bake Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Step 8: Cool Cool for 10 minutes. For best results, serve warm.
  • FACT: Blueberries are one of the few native fruits of North America, and Native Americans used berries as food, their leaves as medicinal tea, and the juice as both a health tonic and cloth dye.

You Will Need

  • A muffin tin
  • 2.0 large mixing bowls
  • A mixing spoon
  • 2.0 c flour
  • 1/4-1/2 c. of sugar
  • depending on how sweet your berries are
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 3.0 tsp baking powder
  • An egg
  • 1.0 c whole milk
  • 3.0 tbsp butter
  • plus extra for greasing the tin
  • 1.0 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1.0 c fresh or frozen blueberries
  • And a wooden toothpick
  • Muffin or cupcake liners

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