Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blueberry Muffins (w/ wheat and dairy-free options)

"These sweet, buttery muffins are delicately spiced, with a cakelike texture. Fresh blueberries are best, but if you have only frozen berries, stir them into the batter without thawing, or their dark juice will turn the muffins purple." (Is this a bad thing?!)

2 C all-purpose flour (for wheat free, use 1 C buckwheat + 1 C oat or rice flour)
2/3 C sugar (I use Sucanat)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 C milk (I use hazelnut or almond milk, coconut would probably work well, too)
8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted (I use coconut or sunflower oil)
2 eggs
1 cup blueberries


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter (oil) standard muffin tins.

In a medium bowl, stir and toss together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, butter and eggs until smooth. Add the combined dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Add the blueberries and stir just until evenly incorporated.

Spoon into the prepared muffin tins, filling each cup about three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 - 20 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then remove. Makes about 16 standard muffins.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library Series, "Muffins & Quick Breads", by John Phillip Carroll.

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