Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

I love baking with blueberries. Just the sight of them in a pie, scone or muffin makes me smile. While it’s their delicious flavour that I find irresistible, it’s also great knowing that they are packed with all sorts of nutritional and antioxidant goodness as well! This wholesome muffin recipe is a personal favourite. You can use either fresh or frozen berries and these muffins freeze beautifully. 

Browning the butter gives these muffins an extra-special flavour.

Browning the butter gives these muffins an extra-special flavour.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 2.5 cups (375 mL) all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups (500 mL) blueberries
  • Coarse sugar

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners (or grease with vegetable oil).
  • Put the butter in a small pan set over medium-low heat. Cook butter until it begins to brown and becomes very fragrant, stirring occasionally. Keep a close eye on it during this process so it does not burn.
  • As soon as butter is browned, pour it into a heatproof bowl, scraping pan in the process, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream or yogurt, milk and vanilla. Add the browned butter and stir well.
  • In a separate, large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking soda and powder, salt, cinnamon and lemon zest.
  • Sprinkle the blueberries on top of the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the liquids over the dry ingredients and berries and stir just until combined (don’t over mix).
  • Fill the muffin tins 2/3 full with the batter. Sprinkle tops with coarse sugar.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, until tops are lightly browned.

Makes 18 muffins.

browned butter blueberry muffins 2

 

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About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.
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