Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins
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Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins.
Happy National Breakfast Week! We all know how important breakfast is. It’s the most important meal of the day for goodness sake. What is National Breakfast week all about you ask? Glad you did. National Breakfast weeks aims to encourage parents, students and school officials to start their morning with a healthy breakfast. While we all know it’s important sometimes we just don’t. In celebration of this effort, we’re sharing these easy dairy-centric bakery style blueberry muffins that anyone can easily mix up PLUS they’re made using REAL® dairy products . REAL whole milk and REAL butter. Who wants artificial when you can have the REAL® deal. There is a difference and you can taste it.
Bakery style means the muffins are bigger, pumped up if you will, and have that coveted nice and crunchy (because crusty just sounds wrong) top on them. The top just so happens to be my favorite part. So if you happen to come over and the tops are missing off of them, you’ll know who to blame.
A key to making these muffins turn out night and airy on the inside is to NOT over mix the batter. Just mix enough until it’s combined. Then put the spoon down and step away. No one wants heavy, dense muffins. The batter will be thick and scoop able. An ice cream scoop works wonders here. Fill the liners up. Don’t be shy. We’re going for large and in charge bakery style after all.
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- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour + additional 1 tablespoon
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup whole REAL milk
- 2 teaspons pure vanila extract
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 8 ounces fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
- REAL unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix together: 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a separate medium bowl mix together: egg, vegetable oil, milk, vanilla extract and zest.
Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients bowl. Mix until JUST combined. Do not overmix.
Toss blueberries with remaining 1 tablespoon of flour. Carefully fold berries into batter.
Evenly distribute batter between muffin cups. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of each muffin well.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes OR until tops are golden and toothpick comes out clean.
Serve warm with REAL butter.