Thursday

morning muffins

well, it looks like baking has been a bit of an obsession lately in our house. i guess the warmth of the oven and the smell of fresh baked goods in the morning can be a little addictive. we love berries, and blueberries seemed a fit for these light tasty little treats. these muffins are filled with streusel for a melt in your mouth fluffiness. recently we have been taking the gourmet coffee tour of the city at home, trying to find a favorite, although i think they all taste so good i don't think we will ever pick just one. we have gone through bags of stumptown, counter culture, and now ninth street espresso. between the aromas coming from the oven and the coffee pot, our house smells like morning all through the day.

Blueberry Muffins
makes 1 dozen

for streusel:
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/8 cup oats
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs unsalted butter, melted
for muffins:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
4 tbs butter, melted
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
zest of 1 small lemon
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 12 cup muffin tin. in a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients and set aside. in a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder salt and sugar. in a medium bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, milk, cooled butter, vanilla and lemon zest. pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined. fold in blueberries until evenly distributed. fill each cup halfway full, then top with 1/2 tbs of streusel and cover with remaining batter filling each cup to the top. bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. enjoy!

6 comments:

Anna said...

Oh yes, baking is so addictive. The alchemy in the oven yields such sweet results, and the process itself is so soothing.

I love taking coffee tours from my own kitchen, too.

Looks like you had a lovely morning--thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

is the recipe supposed to say 1/2 C. Sugar?

the purcells said...

Yes, 1/2 cup sugar. Thanks for catchin that!!

Maris said...

These look so simple and wholesome - love blueberry muffins!

aFn!! said...

Love Blueberry muffins..but ive neva found a recipe dats so simple to make..thanks!

Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe and I love it! The muffins were perfect for breakfast and not too sweet!
Thank you so much for posting this! Love your blog ;)

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