Monday, June 15, 2009

Blueberry Crumb Muffins




Another one of those breakfast foods great for anytime. Blueberries are in abundance right now and in June, I have to make good use of them while they are fresh. These blueberries were so sweet and delicious, they never needed any sugar and I can never eat enough while in season. Of course I freeze them for fall. They grew everywhere wild and over a very large fields when I lived in Upstate NY, and we would pick them, very seldom anything left by the time I got back. We would try and find as many as we could but instead of filling my bowl, I filled my tummy.....good times back then. Fond memories.
The fresh blueberries make fabulous, pies, cakes and muffins. So as I grew up, anything but fresh was not an option.

These are one of my favorites, quick and easy, with a crumb topping.

The batter very thick, you don't want to over mix as these are really a light muffin, and the texture will be thick and chewy if you over stir the mixture. So remember to just fold in the blueberries at the end for a tender muffin.

In a large bowl mix:

1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of shortening
beat in :
1 egg
Add:
1 3/4 cup cake flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
a pinch of salt
Alternate:
1 cup of milk to wet the dry ingredients.
Fold in one cup of fresh blueberries
Line muffin cup pan with paper liners, fill to 3/4 full. Add crumb topping (below) on top, bake at 350 around 20 minutes.
Crumb Topping:
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 flour
mix together till well blended.

29 comments:

Karine said...

your muffins sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

alison said...

super your muffins!excellent!

alison said...

super your muffins!excellent!

pegasuslegend said...

@Karine thank you So much!
@alison....thanks Alison enjoy yyour Holiday!

Dani said...

Blueberry muffins have always been my favorite! Love the crumb topping on these!

Mae said...

I love the top pic cause it looks like fresh blueberries are tumbling out of the muffins... which is perfect for how berry-laden these yummy muffins look!

lasvegasfoodadventures said...

Blueberry muffins are on my top 10 list for comfort foods. They smell so good when they are baking and the oven warms your kitchen up on a chilly day ;-)

Miranda said...

mmh. I love muffins and Blueberry are my favorite. These look terrific. Well done.

pegasuslegend said...

@dani
@ lasvegasfoodadventures
@Mai
@Miranda

thanks.....appreciate all your compliments

Stacy said...

Yum! I love blueberry muffins...I have great memories of making them with my mom when I was a child. Thanks for sharing!

Tasty Trix said...

So nice to make them with fresh blueberries! What a story about those hornets ... you must have been freaking out!!

April Cavin said...

Love the crumble topping!

Brad said...

thanks for the recipe and great story. The muffins look so tasty.

nicole (Making Good Choices) said...

I JUST made blueberry muffins - they are currently cooling on my counter. i love how you added the crumbs on top. i will have to try that next time.

Liz Marr, MS, RD said...

Blueberry is tops among my muffin variations but I haven't made them with a crumb topping - great idea! Thanks for your post.

MaryMoh said...

Looks like it's time I make them. I always eat them at cafe. They look so lovely & delicious...mmm

foodlovee said...

It sound and looks so good.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Love those crumb muffins! And blueberries are so good too!

My Little Space said...

These just look marvellous! Especially with berries in it!

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Ooo these would go so well with my morning cup of coffee!

Chef Kokopelli said...

Those muffins have got me salivating....not a good thing since it's just before dinner!

Kathy Gori said...

Perfect for the 4th!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Love the crumbly part!

Claudia said...

Claudia - they looks so blueberry moist. I love the crumbly topping - but then I love anything with a berry in it!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Blueberries, cinnamon and brown sugar - PERFECTION!!!

Happy Fourth July Claudia!!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I could eat that crumb topping by the spoonful. Great with an afternoon cup of tea.

Drick said...

perfect muffin and great crumb topping - blueberries are still hanging around here, just about to go out...got several bags in the freezer...

Rochelle said...

If it wasn't so humid I would be in the mood to whip up a batch of these! Though I would have to change the blueberries to something else in order to get the hubby and the little one to eat them... or I could just make them this way and horde them all to myself!!

Magic of Spice said...

Perfect looking muffins, and I can only imagine the taste:)