Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Fresh Blueberry- Maple Muffins

We had a mad craving for muffins this morning, so I made Blueberry- Maple Muffins. I was finding fresh blueberries at a good price for a while recently, but that great deal seems to have disappeared for now. Costco still has them... that's probably your best bet if you're lucky enough to have a Costco near you. Since I have one of those handy-dandy Foodsavers, I had blueberries already pre-measured and packaged in my freezer. Along with my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker, that Foodsaver is the greatest purchase I've made in years. I now purchase meat, fish and fruit in bulk at Costco, portion it all out and freeze it. It never gets freezer burn and the fruit is just as good as fresh. Love it! Best money ever spent.

Back to the muffins... It's your typical muffin recipe but it has lowfat yogurt within (which helps make them quite moist.)

I like to stick a few of the fresh blueberries on top of each muffin so they bake up pretty. And add a little sprinkle of coarse sugar to make them sparkly.

You'll get a fresh, juicy blueberry in every bite. They're moist as can be too.


With a hint of maple flavor, these might just be our new favorite muffins. But I'll have to test out a couple dozen more recipes... just to make sure.

This recipe can be found HERE.

43 comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

These look like really delicious muffins. I wish we had blueberries here, they look perfect in a muffin!!

noble pig said...

Wow, how lovely! I love the way they look and I wish I had a foodsaver!

mimi said...

ahh, thanks for reminding me about snackshots! love the idea about freezing the berries pre-measured. i cannot wait until the farmer's markets get going with the berries. i am definitely going to buy all the time, and freeze all the leftover pints.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Yumm looks delicious. Reminds me of blueberry pancakes drowning in maple syrup.

Psychgrad said...

This looks delicious. I should really try to find a blueberry picking area because I find that blueberries are always expensive, even when they're in season.

Gigi said...

They look so delicious! *drooling*

Sharon said...

Be still my heart. I LOVE blueberry muffins! Thanks for the tip about the foodsaver. I never know if those gadgets are legitimate or not. I'll put it on my Christmas list :)

Laura said...

Your pics are gorgeous. So are the muffins (obviously) but I'm pretty jealous of your muffin staging skills, as weird as that sounds. :)

So I have another blueberry muffin recipe to try now... :)

Lina said...

hmmm I should get one of those Foodsavers too! Blueberry muffins are the bomb! I have yet to try making them from scratch.

Roger. said...

Lori, I'll buy those off you for $10!

Oh how I <3 blueberry muffins...

Kevin said...

Blueberry and maple muffins sound really good!

Grace said...

out of the gazillion types of muffins out there, blueberry is fighting hard for my top spot (antioxidants at work, folks). i think adding a bit of maple might just edge it past morning glory muffins on my list. :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, these look wonderful! I haven't eaten blueberries in a long, long time.

Tarah said...

My all time favorite muffin! They look so cute and yummy.

diva@theSugarBar said...

that's like my favourite pancake all in one muffin. thumbs up!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, those muffins would DEFINITELY satisfy a muffin craving - so refreshing with the fresh blueberries!!

Great entry for Snackshots #3!!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Blueberry and maple is definitely a winning combination. These look like a great way to start the day! I can't wait for blueberry season to start down here (we're oh so close)...

Hillary said...

I have a thing for blueberry muffins, especially if they're fresh blueberries...Nice job!

CookiePie said...

Delicious! There is nothing as comforting and wonderful in the morning as a homemade blueberry muffin, made with love. These are just gorgeous! I'll be right over with a cup of coffee!

ali said...

RecipeGirl, I'm on a muffin bender myself right now. all different kinds: low-carb, gluten-free, whole-grain, vegan, chocololate ...

I'm making your tri-berry as I write this. so excited!

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Deborah said...

Great - just when I think I have almost everything I want for my kitchen, you tell me that I need a Foodsaver. Another thing on the list!

And these muffins look fantastic!

Kim said...

Sitting with a cup of coffee right now, without anything to eat. I so could go for one of those muffins. Looks great.

Rosie said...

I just love blueberries in any bake and your muffins certainly hit the spot of deliciousness!!

Rosie x

Aran said...

I love a good, simple blueberry muffin. I could have one right now with my coffee!

Elle said...

oh, do those look good! I just love muffins. All kinds of muffins--and I love that these have maple in them!

Isa said...

Delicious! It's so nice to have a steamy hot muffin at breakfast! A great idea for Mother's Day breakfast! Thanks for sharing.

Prudy said...

They look divine. I've been craving muffins, too!

Jenny said...

Love your little blueberry muffins. They look terrific. Now I want to go bake some muffins!!

Chef Erik said...

Ai ya yai! Looks super yummy. I wish I ah one right now!

Kelly Mahoney said...

Oh maple is a great paring.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Blueberry muffins are my all time favorite! My go-to recipe also has yogurt, but I've never tried maple in there. It sounds delicious!

Leah said...

I was just in Costco today and saw those gorgeous blueberries, but alas, I do not have a handy dandy foodsaver and could not for the life of my think of what to do with all of those blue-tiful berries, so I passed. Sprung for some gorgeous lambchops instead.;-)
Where do I find one of these foodsavers? Which brand did you buy?

Proud Italian Cook said...

My brother swears by the foodsaver, he's always trying to get me to buy one, he does exactly what you do. I might have to reconsider! Your muffins sound awesome!

RecipeGirl said...

Leah- I got my foodsaver at Costco. They also sell the extra bags. Check it out!

canarygirl said...

OMGoodness, those look just decadent! I can't get fresh blueberries here...*wipes tear* Beautiful photos, too! :)

Daziano said...

YUM! I live in Quebec City and I LOVE blueberries (Quebec has the largest quantity of wild blueberry production). I also lived in Chile, which is the biggest producer in South America. But Chileans don't know what to do with them - they only make jam ;) I guess they'd love to have blueberry muffins.

natalie said...

mmm those look so yummy! i'm sitting here with my morning cup of blueberry coffee thinking how good these two would be together!!

Cate said...

They look delicious, and with the yogurt twist, we're going to have to try these ourselves. :)

Kelly-Jane said...

They look so good! Blueberry and maple is a winning comnination :)

Nicole said...

You make the BEST looking muffins!

Heidi said...

These look so delicious. Can you tell me how many calories per muffin, please?

RecipeGirl said...

Heidi- my nutrition calculator tells me that they're about 220 per muffin (not counting the sprinkle of sugar on top.)