Saturday, March 15, 2014

Make Ahead Muffin Mix: Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Here's the first of my muffin creations made using my Make Ahead Muffin Mix.  It was so quick and simple to whip up this fresh batch of homemade muffins for our BFFs Saturday morning.  And to think, I still have three mixes left to make!  This version is an easy blueberry muffin with just a hint of lemon (from the flavored yogurt).  I sprinkled them with just a bit of coarse sanding sugar before baking, but if you have extra time on your hands, make a lemon glaze with 1/3 c. powdered sugar and the juice of 1 lemon.  While you're at it, zest the rind and add that to the muffin batter.  On the other hand, if you're always looking for a way to make breakfast quicker, keep it simple and delicious!  Here's how Mama makes it:

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients: (makes 12 muffins)
- 1 Make Ahead Muffin Mix
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
- 2/3 c. lemon flavored yogurt
- 4 T. melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 t. vanilla (or lemon extract)
- 3 T. milk
- zest of 1 lemon (optional)
- 1 c. blueberries

- coarse sugar to garnish tops (if not using a glaze)
for glaze (optional):  juice of 1 lemon, 1/3 c. powdered sugar


1.  In a small bowl, mix wet ingredients (except blueberries) until smooth.   Pour make ahead mix (dry ingredients) into a medium mixing bowl and whisk slightly to break up any lumps.

2.  Make a well in dry ingredients, then pour in the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.  Batter will be somewhat thick.

3.  Gently fold in blueberries, being careful not to overmix (you will get a few more blue streaks using frozen blueberries, but I promise it will taste just as yummy!).

4.  Spoon into greased/lined muffin tins, sprinkle with coarse sugar, and bake at 375 for 15 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. (again, if you decide to use a glaze, don't add the coarse sugar)

5.  For lemon glaze, mix juice of 1 lemon with 1/3 c. powdered sugar and drizzle over warm muffins.  If you chose to use a sugar top instead, you're done!  Enjoy!!

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