Monday’s Muffin: Lemon Blueberry

by sous-chef on June 6, 2011

What a hectic weekend! This weekend has been busy around our household, everyone in and out of the house. The Kitchenarian and I didn’t even talk about a Monday’s muffin until late Sunday evening.

At that point, neither of us wanted to drive to the grocery store and so it became a mission to find a delicious muffin recipe using the ingredients we already had in our kitchen. Luckily there was some bright summer fruit sitting around, and the Kitchenarian said to see what I could make with lemons and blueberries. Hmmm…

Lemons and blueberries seemed to be a beautiful combination. The yellow and blue both pop in contrast with each other, and they’re both such summery colors. Despite the fact that I made some blueberry muffins a few weeks ago, I was willing to make a new tantalizing combination of these two fruits. Anything with blueberries is my weakness so I was more than happy to whip up these muffins!

The end result was a perfect summer muffin. I would love to take these to a brunch or a weekend out the beach because they’re so fun and beautiful! The glaze, I think, is what made this recipe for me. The tangy but sweet combination of the lemon juice and powdered sugar brought together the whole sour and sweet flavors of this muffin. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this muffin; I might even be bold enough to say that it is one of my favorite Monday’s Muffin we have ever made. But I guess I just have to wait and see what other muffins we make in the future…

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ cup butter
1 ¼ cups buttermilk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400 F.  In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or knead in with hands until mixture resembles coarse meal. Then in a smaller bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, and lemon rind. Stir well with a whisk. Then blend into the dry ingredients until moist. Gently fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into muffin liners and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.

For the glaze, mix the fresh lemon juice and the powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle lightly over muffins.

 

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Baking Serendipity June 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I love the combinations of lemons and blueberries…perfect for summer 🙂 These muffins look perfect, especially with the glaze. Yum!

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Adora's Box June 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Blueberries and lemons are such a great combination. How I wish I was having one of these now.

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Christine June 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I would love to have one with a cup of coffee. Looks wonderful.

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Adriana June 6, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Beautiful muffins! Lemon muffins are my favorite and can only imagine how tasty they are with the tart blueberries and that great glaze. I love how the pale yellow muffin brings out the lighter parts of the pretty paisley print in the liner.

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yummychunklet June 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm

These look delicious and so moist! Great post!

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Cassie @ Bake Your Day June 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Love, love the combination of lemon with blueberry, these look wonderful!

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torviewtoronto June 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm
Christina @ This Woman Cooks! June 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I looove blueberries and lemon combos. These look delicious and the perfect thing for the hubby to take in the morning. 🙂

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts June 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Oh wow! This is a great combination, and I love the glaze pooling on the plate. Might be hard not to like that up!

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Tiffany June 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm

This IS the perfect summer muffin! And the glaze looks super tasty! I love that you were able to make such a great muffin from what you had in the house!

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Marla June 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

Wish I had some of these blueberry muffins for breakfast today 🙂

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Yuri June 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

Love the lemon glaze, I bet these are insanely good 🙂 beautiful photos too!

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Patty June 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

Looks delicious, nice to have these ingredients on hand to whip up these wonderful muffins 😉

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briarrose June 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Excellent combination….I do love anything lemon when the weather gets warm. Beautiful muffins.

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Angela@RecipesFromMyMom June 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Buttermilk makes the most wonderful muffins, doesn’t it? So light, fluffy and moist. Great muffin to share with us!

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Carolyn June 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

That just might be the prettiest blueberry lemon muffin I’ve ever seen, just bursting with berries and flavour!

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KarenP June 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Those look so delicious! I love a challenge of finding a recipe using ingredients I have on hand – looks like you found a winner!

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Deepa June 10, 2011 at 7:54 am

I wish i could taste these divines…Love the glaze on top of this muffin. Looks super duper

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

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Kim - Liv Life June 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

MMM!! These look just delicious. I’m sitting here with our last piece of bread toasted, but I’d much rather be having my coffee with one of your muffins! Blueberries and lemon together are one of my husband’s all time favorite combos. I just may have to surprise him for father’s day with these!

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Kita June 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Blueberry muffins area a slice of heaven for me – and one of the only ways to get me to eat fruit! These look awesome and I need one immediately.

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