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Aline
October 19th, 2005, 08:55 PM
I just made these, and they are very moist and light. I'm not sure where I got this recipe. I checked here to find the author, but to no avail. This recipe is definitely worth a try. Next time, I will add another 1/2 cup berries.


Blueberry Muffins

Ż cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
Ż tsp salt
Ż cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla or lemon extract
1 tbsp lemon zest (if not using lemon extract) - optional
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 cups blueberries, either fresh or frozen
1 tbsp sugar mixed with Ż tsp cinnamon


Preheat your oven to 375░F. Grease 12 muffin cups generously with butter or use paper liners.

In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until they're light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in milk and vanilla, mixing only until smooth. Quickly stir in the berries.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, using all of batter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (use all of it).

Bake muffins for 30 minutes, until they're light golden brown. Remove from oven, and place pan on rack to cool for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, run knife around edge of muffin, and try to lift it out of the pan. (These muffins are very tender, and if they don't cool long enough, they'll crumble when you try to remove them from pan.) If muffin lifts out of pan without crumbling, remove all of muffins and cool them completely on a wire rack. If muffin sticks or top peels off, allow to cool additional 10 minutes, then try again.

patm099
October 20th, 2005, 09:24 AM
Aline,
These look really good. Think I will make them tonight or tomorrow. My family loves anything blueberry but are too impatient to wait for them to cool. When they smell them baking, they come running. Will probably have to use the cupcake liners so they can eat them (almost) right out of the oven.

Hope Splenda turns out okay in this recipe. We are trying to watch the calories/sugar at our house. I usually use 1/2 Splenda and 1/2 fruit puree (applesauce, prune puree, etc.) in place of so much sugar and oil. It usually comes out pretty good (with less calories).

Thanks for the tip to add an extra 1/2 cup berries. Will let you know how it turns out.
Pat

Kitchen Witch
October 20th, 2005, 11:29 AM
Blueberry Muffins

Makes: 10 servings Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking and Cooling Time: 40 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) light margarine, softened
1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1/4 cup honey
2 whole large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1. PREHEAT oven to 350┬░ F. Line 10 muffin cups with paper liners.
2. SIFT together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
3. BEAT together margarine, SPLENDA® Granular, and honey with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Alternately stir in flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in berries.
4. SPOON batter into paper lined muffin cups, and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.



Nutrition Information per Serving
Serving Size
3 ounce muffin
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
5g
Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesterol
45mg
Sodium
270mg
Total Carbohydrate
32g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Sugar
9g
Protein
4g

Exchanges Per Serving: 2 Starch, 1 Fat