Thursday, July 7, 2011

Raspberry or Blueberry Muffins

  
Finally raspberries and blueberries don't cost an arm and a leg!  We've been making these:

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries or raspberries, whatever you'd prefer

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Combine the eggs, cream, oil and lemon extract: stir into dry ingedients just until moistened.
Fold in berries, carefully.
Spoon into paper lined muffin cups.
Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes.
Yields 18 muffins.

22 comments :

  1. Thank you! We are going blueberry picking next week and these are perfect for the ones that make it home without getting eaten.

    Also, I have to say that the new family portrait in your sidebar is INCREDIBLE!!! I'm sure the moment was full of reality - siblings poking each other, everyone ready to bolt at the first opportunity, someone refusing to smile...but it is an absolutely gorgeous picture of all of you, and especially YOU, who is always behind the lens instead of in front of it. You look like you're ready to go sailing in your fabulous striped top and crisp white pants. Makes me want to book a vacation to Seaside asap! Or at least find a cute striped top :)

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  2. I'll have to try these for sure!

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  3. Ooh, we'll have to try those! Our blueberry bushes are producing about a cup a day, perfect for summer baking. We tried this version of blueberry streusel muffins from the MrsMamaHen site for our 4th of July breakfast and loved them: http://mrsmamahen.blogspot.com/2011/04/blueberry-streusel-muffins.html

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  4. Oh yum! Our raspberries are finally here- so this is something else we can do with them.

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  5. I only buy them when they're cheap too! I just can't stomach buying a little thing of berries for $4!

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  6. These look fantastic! Berries here are on sale for $1.50 = love it!!! it's definitely berry week!!

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  7. Thanks so much for this! I just made some!!

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  8. Yum.

    LOVE your fancy shmancy organization tips in the last post as well. I always start on some big system as well but always revert back to writing little scribbles of notes all over the place on littel scratch pieces of paper. Maybe I just need to invest in a notebook :)

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  9. Eating a blueberry muffin made with your recipe right now (warm out of the oven). Mmmm! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I made these today....yum!!!!

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  11. I just read the book, The Space Between us per your recommendation and enjoyed it - thanks! Two others I just read are: Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace and The Kabul Beauty School.

    There is a blueberry picking farm about 5 minutes from where we live so I need to find out if its time to go.

    Really enjoy you blog posts!

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  12. I've never seen cream in muffins, so I had to add up your recipe: 133 calories per muffin!! I'll bet they are delicious, but at my house, they would be made with whole grain flour (wheat or spelt), no sugar, skim milk (or dry milk + water), no oil (add applesauce). Still delicious, but SO much better for your arteries.

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  13. Just wanted to say that I made your blueberry muffins yesterday and they turned out awesome. I didn't have any cream so I substituted nonfat milk and used lemon juice instead of the extract. They were still super yummy!

    I have to laugh at the previous comment because 133 calories for a muffin seems like a bargain to me:)

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  14. These are amazing - made a raspberry batch this afternoon and wow - they are divine!!!

    Tanya

    http://atthehoneysuckletree.blogspot.com/2011/07/it-may-be-pizza-night-but-its-muffin.html

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  15. It's JUST beginning to look like summer here in Washington...but when we go to pick blueberries this will be on my list to make! Thanks, they look great!

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  16. oh sure it's all fun and berries until someone loses an eye {from the lemon extract}!


    {sorry, couldn't contain it}

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  17. ps - those muffins look DELICIOUS!!!

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  18. I love muffins! Those sound so yummy!

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  19. What a lovely way to enjoy the summer's berries. Muffins are always such a great treat. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html

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  20. My son and I made these today for his birthday breakfast! He is 4 today, my only little one (so far). Thank you for the recipe, I was going to add flax seed & wheat germ, as I do most recipes, but I decided to throw that out today for the special day. They were delicious!

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  21. I made these yesterday with fresh organic blueberries from my food co-op. They were a big hit. I will definitely be making these again. Thanks!

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