Oh, summer love and the garden bounties that come during this time of year. <sigh>
On a recent trip to my in-laws’ lake house, B-boy was treated to blueberry picking. What does one do with a ton of fresh blueberries??
Muffins, of course! And this recipe, from Cooking Light, is a perfect blend of summer flavor.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins (from Cooking Light)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 1 cup blueberries
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 400°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through nutmeg) in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Combine buttermilk, egg, and rind; stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Gently fold in blueberries.
Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until the muffins spring back when lightly touched. Remove muffins from pans immediately, and place on a wire rack to cool.
Combine lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze evenly over cooled muffins.
Right down to the lemony glaze…perfection on a plate.