Monday, May 23, 2011

make it monday: blueberry muffins

Happy Monday? Maybe? For us, K-man has a fever that reappears every time the Tylenol wears off. The only time is is content is when I am holding him...poor guy. I sure hope he feels better soon.

Today I have some blueberry muffins to share with you. I based this recipe from a Smitten Kitchen recipe, but "healthied" it up a bit...honestly? I really liked them how I made them, as well as Shaun. Kieran didn't each much of anything yesterday because he wasn't feeling well, but Aislynn didn't like them. I think they tasted too healthy with the whole wheat flour? Ha!
Blueberry Muffins
(makes 9-10 muffins-I followed the original recipe to make this amount because I don't need a gazillion muffins laying around)

5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup to 1 cup fresh blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 10 liners or spray with nonstick spray.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well, then add yogurt and lemon juice.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
4. Dump about half of flour mixture into wet mixture and mix until combined. Dump remaining flour mixture into wet mixture and mix just until flour disappears. Gently fold in blueberries.
5. Fill cups about 3/4 way full, nothing more. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until tops are golden and a tester inserted into center comes out clean (there might be blueberry on it, that's fine).

And then you can do what I did, which totally cancels out the healthier substitutions, and smother your warm muffin in butter and devour it:)


Jakki said...

half the whole wheat flour with white flour and use blueberry yogurt too :), or any kind of yogurt you have in the house at the time .. at least that's what i normally do for muffins ... and butter isn't bad for you. :)

Deanna said...

yum! Gorgeous photo too! love the idea of a "make it monday"! So clever!

Shel said...

I like the whole wheat flour too! Sounds yummy!

Are you alternating Tylenol and Motrin for the fever? That is usually the only that will break a fever for my babies.

Candace Prado said...

butter on a blueberry muffin is divine and the ONLY way to truly enjoy one!!

Sorry about K :( B got really sick just before his second birthday because of huge molar that was coming in...hope K gets to feeling better soon - Have you tried MOTRIN?

Brianne N. said...

Sorry about your little guy :( I hope he feels better really soon.

Those muffins look AMAZING and now I am hungry at 8:30 PM LOL!! Have a great day girl!