Fresh blueberries with an irresistible muffin recipe; I can’t think of a better way to wake up in the morning. This is one blueberry recipe that you will use again and again, super easy and kid-friendly. I got this recipe from Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft 2nd (second) Edition by The Culinary Institute of America . This recipe makes 8 large muffins.
Special Items Needed
- 6 Cup Regular Muffin Pan
- KitchenAid Mixer
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 5 1/2 tablespoons butter, soft
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 12 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries
- Coat the muffin pans with non-stick spray, only at the bottom or use appropriate liners. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/191 degrees C.
- Sift the flour and baking powder together.
- Cream together the sugar, butter, and salt on medium speed with the paddle attachment, scraping down the sides of the bowl periodically, until the mixture is smooth and light in color.
- Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil together. Add to the butter mixture in 2 or 3 additions, mixing until fully incorporated after each addition.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until combined. Fold in the blueberries.
- Pour batter into prepared muffin pans, filling them three-quarters full.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
- Cool the muffins in the tins for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Keep covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Tips and Tricks
- What can you substitute buttermilk with? – Well you can substitute it with milk of any kind however you won’t get the same flavor and texture. When I don’t have buttermilk on hand, I use whole milk at room temperature and add about 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and there you go, buttermilk.
- Why only spray the bottom of the muffin pan? – When you put too much non-stick spray on the sides, the muffins will form a lip all the way around the top when they cool. I honestly don’t know why that happens, but what I do know is if you only spray the bottom of the muffin pan, this will not happen. If you do have trouble getting the muffins out, scrape a knife around the edge and flip the muffin pan over. The muffins just fall right out.