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Monday, April 7, 2014

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

All of the kids recently had their well check-up at the Doctors office. The appointments were scheduled around the middle of the morning, so we were able to be a little more leisurely than usual for the first part of the day.
I made these Blueberry Muffins for breakfast, and even though they aren't terribly time consuming, it was lovely to have the extra time to put them together, and we all loved the generous amount of crumb topping sprinkled on top.

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS


CRUMB TOPPING
3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
MUFFINS
1 3/4 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 to 2 cups blueberries

Heat the oven to 375F. Line 18 muffin cups with liners, or spray 2 muffin tins with cooking spray.
MAKE THE CRUMB TOPPING
In a medium bowl, combine the flour with the brown sugar, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the melted butter, then pinch the mixture until it forms pea-size clumps.
MAKE THE MUFFINS
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, eggs and canola oil and beat with an electric mixer at low speed until combined. Beat in the milk and vanilla. Add the flour mixture all at once and beat at low speed until the batter is smooth. Stir in the blueberries.
Spoon the batter into 18 of the cups, filling them about three-quarters full. Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of each one and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let the blueberry muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving.
Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Food & Wine, February 2007
www.foodandwine.com/

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