Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blueberry Spice Muffins

I had some blueberries left over from making this clafouti the other day, so I decided to make muffins.
I adapted
these two recipes and came up with one for blueberry spice muffins.

(For 12 medium muffins)
Ingredients:
¾ cup sugar (adjust according to taste)
4 Tbsp butter
2 eggs
¾ cup buttermilk
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour (reserve about 2 tsp to coat blueberries)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
1 cup fresh blueberries, coated with a light dusting of flour

Method:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

Cream the butter and sugar together, beating until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until smooth. Add the buttermilk and mix.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Stir until just combined. (Don’t beat or over mix.)

Toss the blueberries coated with flour into the batter and gently fold.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tray, filling each paper-lined muffin cup till it is three-fourths full. Bake for 25 minutes or so till the tops are nice and golden brown or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Serve warm.

Notes:
*These muffins were not as moist as some of the muffins I usually make. I’ll try adding some applesauce to the batter the next time around.

*Although I added almost 1 ½ tsp of nutmeg, the muffins didn’t have the desired amount of flavor that I was looking for. I should spice it up a little more next time.

I’m sending this to Aparna for
Think SpiceThink Nutmeg.

Other muffins I have made:
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
Banana Walnut Muffins
Oats and Orange-Coconut Muffins
Oats and Cranberry-Pomegranate Muffins

41 Burps:

Nags said...

adding nutmeg must give this is a nice twist. my mom adds it to fruit cakes :)

Miri said...

applesauce will be a good idea, but you could also try upping the quantity of butter or buttermilk depending on how many calories you want to add. Looks delicious!

Aparna said...

Thanks, TBC, for this entry.
One wouldn't know they weren't that moist from looking at them. Your muffins look "berry" good.

Sunshinemom said...

TBC - This looks perfect! Exactly like the ones we get at oven fresh. Unfortunately we do not get fresh blueberries in India, so I make do with other things:)

Raaga said...

These look lovely. S brought back blueberries from the US and I am planning to make muffins for him

Sireesha said...

Muffins look mouthwatering...Wanted to pick right now and eat it....

sunita said...

TBC, your muffins look really pretty :-)

lakshmi said...

I love nutmeg and the spiciness it adds to cakes and muffins. Your muffins look so beautiful as always.

Rajani said...

yummy muffins - I've never tried baking muffins but you make me want to try out! so what is the basic difference between muffins, cakes and cupcakes?? any idea? the berry posts clafoutis and muffin looks great but I am sucker for savoury stuff - parmesan popovers sounds very very droolworthy. my b-i-l would've called it 'parameswaran popovers'!!

Richa said...

oh! they were not as moist, but they sure do look so soft!

Rajitha said...

yum!! those look good...has been a looong time since i have had some muffins!!...

Laavanya said...

I haven't baked muffins in so long but these are tempting me a whole lot. A loves muffins but always grabs the chocolate chip ones... must get him to eat blueberry muffins :)

Mona said...

Ah, Blueberry muffins are my fav, would love to munch on them for a delicious breakfast. Those muffins look perfectly done and soft!

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KALVA said...

Lovely Muffin.. love bluebrry.. I do add nutmeg in my pastries ...

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

what a yummylicious entry TBC!! it looks awesome too!! :-)

Grace said...

these look absolutely terrific! i must confess--for me, a blueberry muffin isn't complete without a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon. nutmeg has always taken a backseat to cinnamon, but maybe i'll get it a shot next time. :)

ranji said...

blueberry muffins looks so purrrfect..adding nutmeg is a gr8 idea...love its flavor..:)

Namratha said...

I bet the nutmeg would have added a ton of flavour!

sra said...

I've observed that nutmeg can be bitter used in large amounts. It's difficult to detect the tipping point.

Mallika said...

They look very gooooooood. Loved your entry to the berries event too by the way!

Madhuram said...

Your bluberry muffins have got the perfect shape TBC. It's surprising that it was not moist. It looks very good though.

Uma said...

wow, the muffins look so delicious! Nice entry.

Bhawana said...

TBC this is looking very nice. Perfect to have it now :))

bhags said...

u have a wonderful collection of muffins...how i would love to make these, dont have a muffin pan....:(

Patricia Scarpin said...

These are superb. I love berries!

Vaishali said...

These look so darling!

Chetan said...

LOVELY MUFFINS .. Nutmeg must have added an amazing flavor

Chetan said...

LOVELY MUFFINS .. Nutmeg must have added an amazing flavor

Lore said...

When I saw nutmeg in the ingredients' list I jumped to tell you about Aparna's event haha :)
Buttermilk muffins with berries rock any time any place. Yours look delicious!

Sig said...

You love your muffins don't you? :) Freshly grated nutmeg is my favorite spice these days just after cardamom... :)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

TBC, the muffins look too good..wanna make these right away!!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

TBC, the muffins look too good..wanna make these right away!!

Lisa said...

Such pretty little muffins. Blueberries are one of my very favorite berries. If it wasn't so hot here, I'd make these this afternoon.

White On Rice Couple said...

I love the clafoutis! Thanks for the link and I love nutmeg in all types of sweets! Thank you!

Andhra Flavors said...

Muffins looks mouthwatering.

Shreya said...

the picture is too good, and tempting. Lovely muffins, and great recipe too!:-)

TBC said...

Thanks for dropping by, and for all the feedback. I hate not being able to respond to each and every comment- I think it's really rude.:-( I'm sorry...busy days...

Padma said...

Those muffins look nice and soft, adding jaiphal to it is a nice twist
I am looking for small muffin tray, where will we find a small muffin tray which holds 24 molds?

TBC said...

Padma- I would have liked a little more of the nutmeg flavor here. I think my nutmeg was a little old and did not impart enough flaovor to the muffins despite the fact that I added almost 2 teaspoons.
Have you tried looking online for a 24-cup mini muffin tray? I have one that is small but it only has 12 cups...

Jude said...

Hmm nutmeg and blueberries -- very unusual but I'd really love to try it!

TBC said...

Jude- welcome!:)
I hope you will give me some feedback if/when u try it out. :-)

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