June 17, 2010

Blueberry addiction

Blueberry Muffin?

  I was lucky enough to buy a pint of blueberries for only $1.50 the other day.  I knew if I didn't so something with them quickly I would just sit and eat the whole pint.  Yeah.  I do things like that.  Once I start on them, I don't want to stop.  My son Justin seems to take after me when it comes to blueberries. (inside joke ;o)  he he).  Lately they have been curing my sweet tooth.  Well, a little bit anyway.. 

One of my "things" I like to do when recipe hunting is go to allrecipes.com and peruse the photos to vote on for that day.  I click on each photo and if I like what I see I go to the recipe.  If it is a great photo I always vote.  You can do that....vote on several photos.  That is how I found the To Die for Blueberry Muffin Recipe.  I tweaked it just a wee bit by adding almond extract and omitted the crumb topping.  Don't shoot me yet!.  I love crumb topping but I just wasn't in the mood for it that day.  Instead I made an almond flavored drizzle for the top.  Not a bad decision in my opinion! They turned out beautifully - in looks and taste!  I'm definitely keeping this one around.

To Die for Blueberry Muffins - made HoneyB's way
adapted from allrecipes.com

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup milk
1 heaping cup fresh blueberries
Icing Drizzle:
1/2 Tablespoon butter
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract 
1/2 Tablespoon milk (add more if needed)

Melt butter, stir in sugar, almond extract and milk.  Drizzle over top of cooled muffins.


pegasuslegend said...

Amazing picture good enough to eat...wish I could have some of these right now!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

I have a pint of them in my fridge right now, too, and I've been looking for a good blueberry muffin recipe for a while now. Looks like I've found one!

Mags said...

You know I'm a muffin freak and this looks like a great recipe to try. I just bought some blueberries yesterday. Do I make the tart I was planning on making, or try these muffins instead....hmmmm

bellini valli said...

I do love a good muffin and it is well documented that blueberries are my favourite.

baking.serendipity said...

The drizzle on this adds so much to its presentation, and I'm guessing its flavor too. At first I was questioning the skipped crumble, but now I definitely understand why :)

Fallon said...

Blueberry muffins are my favorite muffin. I like the addition of almond extract!

Barbara @ moderncomfortfood said...

I can so relate to this post. I've had a pint of blueberries in the fridge calling my name for eons (since yesterday, that is) and finally blended them with yogurt tonight for a huge dinner smoothie, all to myself. Now I have a perfect excuse to go get more tomorrow. Love your recipe!

Deeba PAB said...

Oh they look like the best I've seen Shelbey...just too darned good. I like that you gave the crumb topping a miss. the almond drizzle is calling my name. Gorgeous pictures too! Mmmm

pigpigscorner said...

The muffins look great! I love blueberries too! So glad they are on sale now.

Mary said...

Now just who wouldn't be so addicted!

Cheryl said...

Those are picture perfect muffins! I bet they are tasty to boot!

Jessie said...

Honey B you need to make a trip down to Brooklyn! the other day I was at a local fruit store called Circus Fruits. They had blueberries on sale for 99 cents! They were fresh too!

ajcabuang04 said...

These muffins look great!! And I love how it uses oil and not butter! No need to wait for butter to come to room temp!! :)

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Cristine said...

I have a weakness for a good blueberry muffin! Love the addition of almond extract!

Natasha said...

These look great! Blueberries are abundant in my kitchen these days; been putting them on every thing. I also have a go-to blueberry muffin recipe but yours I have to try! They look perfect in your photos!

Jamie said...

I am so happy this is blueberry season. My grocery store also has them at $1.50 this week. Your muffins look perfect.

Megan said...

I love a good almond flavored muffin! Blueberries are a plus.

Amanda said...

I am a sucker for almond flavoring! I would have ditched the crumb topping for a glaze in a heartbeat. They look amazing!

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