I was flipping through my Parents magazine and came across this recipe for scratch made blueberry muffins. I rarely make muffins from scratch these days, and I really despise the store bought mixes. I don’t like all the sugar and the fake blueberries they put in them. Gross and grosser! I had all the ingredients on hand–including the fresh blueberries–so I said, what the hell.
Well… I thought I had everything until I looked for paper liners and found that I had NONE! I improvised and used wax paper. Derek kept shaking his head at me and asked me if I knew what I was doing. I was determined even more!
I like how they turned out–kind of rustic looking. (I love how we use the word rustic these days. It’s the cool way of saying plain and peasant-ish!) I will warn you, however, if you are planning to try to wax paper squares as I did. Be sure to cut them down a little once the batter has been poured in. I splashed the overlapping wax paper with the batter, and it burned and smoked in the oven. I had to make an emergency cutting session and it was annoying because they were hot. Luckily, my muffins were okay.
- 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 1/2 c sugar
- 2 t baking powder
- 1 c milk
- 1/3 c canola or veg. oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 c fresh or frozen blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 425. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners or spray with Pam. (I cut wax paper squares)
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, oil and eggs. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry mixture, add blueberries and mix it all together with a fork.
- Use an ice cream scoop to fill each cup 3/4 full. Bake 15-18 min, or until muffins are golden and springy to the touch.
How easy is that? Scratch made muffins! I really liked the taste of these–not too sweet and not full of gunk. The recipe called for buttermilk or whole milk–yeah, we don’t have these in the house–ever. I used 1% and they turned out fine.
I hope you try these! They are so easy–even if you don’t bake a lot you can do these. And they’re easy enough that you could let your kids lend a hand.