Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Our Favorite Blueberry Muffins Recipe

When our son from the Twin Cities comes out, I often make blueberry muffins, one of his favorites. I mean really, there's so little one can do for those old grown-up kids! This recipe is from my 'vintage' Betty Crocker Cookbook:

1969 General Mills, Minneapolis, MN

Favorite Blueberry Muffins Recipe:

Start with big and juicy, fresh blueberries

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Use a cooking spray to grease a 12-cup muffin tin. Each 'cup' is the size of a normal cupcake. I guess what I'm saying is that these are medium-size, not huge and not tiny.

2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. salad oil
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
(2 c. fresh blueberries or 1 1/2 c. well-drained frozen-thawed blueberries). I like to use a hand chopper to chop up the fresh blueberries a bit. I don't care if the batter gets a bit blue. Blue is a nice color.

Beat egg, stir in milk and oil. Mix in remaining ingredients just until flour is moistened. Batter should be a bit lumpy. 

Fold in blueberries.

Fill muffin cups to the top. (I know, they say you should fill them only 2/3 full, but that's ridiculous. I like a nice, tall muffin, and it always works just fine when I fill them right to the top.)

Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Take from oven and set muffin tin on cooling rack. Wait a few minutes, then carefully remove each muffin and set it on its side in the muffin tin to finish cooling - if you can wait that long to eat it.

DO put Real Wisconsin Butter on the muffin.
And it's okay with me if you only eat the tops. That's my favorite part too!



Unknown said...

My mom used to... and still does.. use that same recipe.. I even remember the book itself very fondly. Actually, I think she still has hers too!
Blueberry muffins have always been a favorite of mine...sometimes (not often, but sometimes) it would even beat out the chocolate chip muffins!!

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Oh yum - your blueberry muffins sound delicious! So fun that you have an old, favorite recipe. Thoese are always the best.
Thanks for linking up.

Mama Hen said...

We love blueberry muffins and will have to try this recipe! These look delicious! I hope you are doing well my friend! have a great day!

Mama Hen

Mary said...

I love older cookbooks! Your photo made me grin. I have an entire shelf full of ones that I love to flip through. This recipe sounds delicious!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Those really do look amazing!! I love blueberry muffins. Haven't had much luck making them from scratch, I'll give this recipe a try, they sure do look delicious!!

Empty Nester said...

Absolutely perfect timing! I have fresh blueberries in the fridge!

Our Italian Kitchen said...

Homemade blueberry muffins are the best!

Candace said...

Perfect! We went blueberry picking a couple of weeks ago and I've never made REAL blueberry muffins before. I know this recipe is a winner. Thanks, Judy!

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Bethany Nash said...

I like to eat the muffin upsidedown, to save the top for last. :)

Either that or split one with Elsa, who likes the bottom better (crazy girl).

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Yum! Love blueberry muffins! Haven't made any this summer yet.
I read somewhere overmixing makes "tunnels", you should just mix until ingredients are just barely mixed.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I'll take 3 please. Yes, I know, I said 3! I've got that same cookbook! Mine doesn't look as good as yours does, Judy.

teri@thefreshmancook said...

This recipe looks amazing! I have some blueberries I want to do something with~now I know what. I linked to you from Made from Scratch Tuesday. Thanks so mich!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the old cookbooks are the best! I'd love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this and some of your other recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!

Tiffanee said...

Been looking for a delicious blueberry muffin recipe for the blueberries I am going to pick this week! Bookmarking it to make! Now if I only could get my hands on some of that real Wisconsin butter!!

Bethany Nash said...

Elsa wants one. Or all of them.

J_on_tour said...

Nothing can beat a good Blueberry muffin. Butter on it is a new concept to me although I was interested enough to do a search on Wisconsin butter.

Yenta Mary said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a swirl of blue in a blueberry muffin -- that tells me that a real person made the food, which only makes it more enticing ... :)

Anonymous said...

Mmm, I just made mini zuchinni muffins and banana muffins and was just mentioning to my Mom that I didn't have a good blueberry muffin recipe! Thanks. I think mini muffins make a great side for packed school lunches and snacks. I'll be giving these a try!

Michelle A-Tisket A-Tasket

Unknown said...

My husband loves muffins and I make them every week. I smiled when I saw your Betty Crocker cookbook. I have the same one. Only mine has yellowed, has torn binding and dog-eared pages from so much use over the years. I learned how to cook with this cookbook.....sigh.

Judy S. said...

Blueberry muffins are a favorite here, too. I've just recently discovered Blueberry Buckle though (p.78 in the 1962 BH&G cookbook) which is really tastey also. We LOVE blueberry season!


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