Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blueberry - Orange Mini Muffins

As if I haven't posted enough muffin recipes already, here's one more to enjoy- and you WILL definitely enjoy these!

Blueberry- Orange Mini Muffins
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup fresh blueberries

Put the butter in a small saucepan and melt over medium-low heat. Let cool for 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 24-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners.

In a bowl, using a wooden spoon, stir together the flour, the 1/3 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt.

In a small bowl, using the wooden spoon, beat together the milk, egg, orange zest and vanilla. Stir in the blueberries. Add the milk mixture and the melted butter to the flour mixture. Stir gently just until blended.

Using 2 large spoons, one to scoop and one to push, fill each lined cup mostly full with batter. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons sugar evenly over the tops.

Put the pan in the oven and bake until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes.

1 comment:

Arnett said...

Dear Bradshaw girls,

I just wanted to thank you for this awesome blog! I use it seriously every day, and I love how yummy your recipes are. {And many of them are healthy too!} Ever since I went to Candice's first "cooking show" for enrichment, I've been inspired and now I can just copy everything from your blog! Thank you! Also, an idea for a future post...I've never been to Trader Joe's, but I have seen it mentioned many times on here. How about making a top ten favorite items from Trader Joe's list so I can have something to go by? :)

- Kristen