Saturday, July 11, 2009

Blueberry Muffins.... How I Love Thee!

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Strawberries, blackberries, mulberries, I love them all! Unfortunately, the one berry I hadn't tasted yet was blueberries!! And hearing how everyone was always raving about them only intensified the need!! Well, guess what? I finally tasted fresh ones after years and years of longing! After last week's post about the awesome stuff my parents got me, the one thing I failed to show were blueberries! And boy, was I surprised! They were even better than I imagined. So luscious, so ripe, so.... just WOW! I would have eaten them all up, but I just had to make something with them too, it would be a waste if I didn't! It's going to be a long while before I get my hands on any fresh ones again, and there was this particular recipe I've had my eye on since forever! The name itself is enticing!

And thank god I did! The muffins were soo good! Velvety satiny perfection! I wasn't a huge fan of the crumb topping that was a part of the recipe, that I tried since the recipe was so well reviewed! I'm also giving my favorite crumb topping recipe below, I'd suggest you try it with that instead, though you can always try the original one too. I'd love to hear what you prefer with it.

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To Die For Blueberry Muffins
Adapted from allrecipes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries

For the crumb topping [the one on the muffins]
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed [I used about 1/2, it wouldn't hold other
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the streusel topping I usually use, and would prefer with these:
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons rolled oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans [I usually use walnuts]
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

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For the muffins :
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease muffin pan or line with muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  3. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup.
  4. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
For the crumb topping:
  1. Mix together sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon.
  2. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

For the streusel topping:
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, and pecans.
  2. Using a fork, cut in butter until well combined and mixture begins to hold together a bit.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

I loved these muffins. I'm going to use the muffin recipe as a base for other fruits too, it was perfect!! Trust me, try these NOW! They deserve the YUMSILICIOUS title!!
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  1. Your muffin looks delicious! Blueberries are one of my favourite fruits. I'm so glad you finally tried them!

  2. Steph - Thank you! I can totally understand why they are you favorite!!

  3. Delicious muffins! i am planning to make these soon!

  4. You addition of pecans to the crumb topping sounds great! I've printed this recipe before, but I'm not sure I made it. This may be the one I did make and either way, they are great! Now I want to make these with some of the blueberries I just made yesterday! Great job. Glad you loved your usage of the blueberries!

  5. Avanika, Your blog is wonderful! I am impressed by your cake decorating posts. (Hard to believe you are "only" 19 years old!) Your blueberry muffin recipe looks very good--I will have to try it!


  6. What gorgeous looking muffins! Really beautiful and so tempting!



  7. Beautiful Muffins!!! I left you an award on my blog if you are interested! :)

  8. I'm always looking for new versions of Blueberry Muffins cuz they're my fav too! I love how sugary your crumb topping looks!

  9. I guess I just take for granted people have had fresh blueberries before...they're in season here now. Boy are they sweet when they're locally grown! Gorgeous muffins! blueberry muffins are my favourite!

  10. Parita - Do let me know how it goes.

    Natalie - Thank you :)

    Katrina - The pecan crumb topping recipe is not part of the muffin one. I added my favorite! And you must try these!

    Vera - Thanks!

    Jane - I've turned 20 now :P! I owe it all to the wonderful classes!

    Karl's sweet child - Thanks a lot :D

    Rosa - They really are!!

    Jamie - Thank you for both :D :D

    Cookie - If you are looking for the sugary crumb topping, click on the link to allrecipes, that's the one I used!

    Cakebrain - Seems hard to believe doesn't it :( I know they won't be able to hold a candle to the locally grown fresh ones, but I'm happy nonetheless!

  11. So my last comment says I "made" blueberries. I did not make blueberries (typo ;), I bought them. But I did make these muffins with YOUR crumb topping and they are in the oven right now. Mmmm! Strueselly toppings are the best!

  12. These muffins look absolutely delicious! I regularly bake blueberry muffins but have never tried them with a crumble topping. Thanks for the idea.

  13. These To Die For Muffins ARE the same ones I've made before and the topping is awesome! Thanks! Great recipe.

  14. Your crumb topping looks so great! Now, I want to bake some muffins.

  15. OOOH - blueberry muffins with a crumb topping - heaven!!

  16. I love the crumb topping! They're perfect!

  17. Those look so good! I love blueberry muffins and I'm sure a crumb topping just makes them even better!

  18. Oh, how fun for you to experience blueberries for the first time.

    But I must say, it looks like you've been making blueberry muffins forever. They look fantastic!

  19. Katrina - Lol that's an intriguing typo, to say the least. I'm so happy you liked them!

    Cafe Chick - Be sure to let me know how it goes!

    Lisa - What's stopping you? :P

    CookiePie - It sure is :)

    Clumbsy Cookie - Thanks!

    Tracey - Thank you :D

    Jacque - Thanks soo much! That's the sweetest thing anyone's ever said :D :D

  20. those look great! i've been craving muffins. thanks for the recipe!

  21. Isn't it awesome to find new flavors and ingredients? Blogging has opened up a whole new YUMMY world for me.

    Your muffins look delish especially that crumb topping.

  22. The twins - You're totally welcome!! Glad you liked it!

    Ingrid - It really is! I find myself looking out for new/exotic ingredients so much more now!!

    Justin - Thank you so much!

  23. Are blueberries readily available in India? I've had them but not often because they don't grow here. Same for cherries and everyone is raving about them made me go out and buy some just to try

  24. WizzyTheStick - No they are not! As I mentioned in the post, my parents got them for me when they went for a trip! Though cherries here are available quite easily, when in season :)

  25. I made (and posted about) a modified version of this recipe too! It's fabulous overall but I agree that the topping is not a favorite. Glad you finally discovered blueberries. Blueberry jam is fabulous too if you get a chance to try it.

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  27. These look great! Since my post, I've received lots of recipes for blueberry muffins. I will definitely add these to the "to try" list. Thanks for the link.

  28. Xiaolu - Thanks so much. I have blueberry jam here, but it is way expensive to be reasonable. Waiting a while for some other companies to bring it in.

    Paige - Make sure you let me know how you liked them, when you get to it!

  29. I will be trying these... :)
    love blueberries...

  30. Hi-
    I made your muffins and am submitting them to Tina's @ Crazy Cooking Challenge for the month of April (fully crediting you! and linking back to your blog!) I thought they were delicious, though mine didn't come out nearly as pretty as yours! You can check out the post April 15th!

  31. Sorry, I made an error in my previous post, the challenge posts on April 7th!


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