Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blueberry Muffins

I am extremely sorry, my fellow bloggers if I have not been regularly visiting your blog. Things have been very busy at work and home. Barely having time to do anything other than the mundane stuff.

I finally had a day off today and wanted to share this goody with you all!
Why pay big bucks for breakfast muffins when you can make some at home. Now that berries are in season, make use of them to whip up this real easy blueberry muffins.

The muffins look a little pale coz I used white granulated sugar instead of brown. But you can replace with whole wheat flour or brown sugar for a darker color.
I personaly find using whole wheat flour gives more denser muffins.I don't know if it's just my poor technique or something else?
Anyways, enough said, lets get to those muffins!

Get Ready:  (Yields 6 muffins)

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup Self rising flour + 2 tbsp ( you can use all purpose flour, but make sure to use baking powder with it)
  • 1/2 cup bluberries

  • Preheat oven to 350F. line muffin pan with paper cups or spray with non stick spray.
  • Mix the blueberries with a tablespoon of flour and set aside. this will help them not to sink at the bottom.
  • Cream, butter and sugar well.
  • Add egg and whisk well till incorporated.
  • Add sour cream, vanilla extract, lemon zest,cinnamon and mix.
  • Fold the flour and blueberries. Remember not to over mix as it will give tough muffins.
  • Fill 3/4 of the muffin well with the batter.
  • bake for 20 -25 mins or till the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Let it cool and enjoy.

The blueberries burst inside the muffins and the lemon zest just boosts the flavor significantly!



  1. Good that you manage to blog in spite of your tight schedule.. muffins looks perfect.. i love blueberries. will def give this a try..

  2. Will make for a perfect homemade breakfast on the go- they look cute!

    US Masala

  3. The muffins look super cute and yummy!!!Just perfect:)

  4. Muffins looks super prefect and simply adorable..

  5. Looks so cute, attractive & deeeliiiicious!!! And good to have u back ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. Homemade muffins looks perfect. Good to see that you are able to manage time for making fresh and healthy breakfast

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Love the idea of lemon zest - I've been zesting it a lot these days - most recently in a spaghetti dish I made -- I would love to sub the sour cream for something else like buttermilk - just so it does not detract from the goodness of these otherwise super deliciously& healthy muffins :)
    Also, Priya, I have a special award for you - do collect and display on your blog - xoxo - priya

  8. Cute muffins,delicious breakfast.

  9. Perfect breakfast idea .... the muffins look cute

  10. Agree with you, so easy and healthy, further more you can also reduce the fat content when making them. China grass is also known as agar agar but certain country call it differently.

  11. Perfect breakfast muffins, Priya, i too liked adding lemon zest in here...

  12. looks perfect n delicious...
    here's an award for u..:)
    Tasty Appetite


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