Blueberry Muffins: How to Make Them at Home
Blueberry Muffins are a classic treat for breakfast or for a snack. They’re so delicious and so easy to make that even a beginner chef can have a masterpiece every time. You can enjoy blueberry muffins for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea. Or you could enjoy the delicious muffins for dinner. They’re the perfect comfort food as well as a delicious dessert.
How to Make Blueberry Muffins Using Fresh Blueberries Instead of refined sugar, use natural sweeteners in your blueberry muffins recipes. Using bananas, instead of refined sugar, makes for a healthier take on these muffins, try our blueberry mango hybrid. The banana reduces the number of bad carbs and brings a nice, even consistency to the muffin. You can also substitute frozen bananas in place of ripe bananas if you prefer a less sweet muffin.
No-sugar added blueberry muffins are extremely sweet, almost too sweet. If you want to sweeten up the muffin tops, try using brown sugar instead of white sugar. Brown sugar doesn’t really have the same reaction with baked goods as white sugar has. Also, when using brown sugar, don’t add it too much. Add just a touch at a time to the blueberry muffins’ batter. Once they’re fully blended, you’ll notice a decrease in the sweetness.
Using Granulated Sugar Instead of Brown Sugar We’ve often written that using granulated sugar in place of brown sugar minimizes the chances of developing diabetes. Blueberry muffin tops made from granulated sugar won’t have that strong of a flavor. They’ll still be very enjoyable to eat. Since we are talking about blueberry muffins here, don’t be afraid to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or brown sugar on top.
Use Refined Rice and Eggs In this blueberry muffins recipe, we use both refined white flour and frozen blueberries. Using refined white flour eliminates the oats which are part of the cereal. This will leave you with very light and highly absorbent flour. Using frozen blueberries eliminates the starch, or binder, which gives blueberry muffins their lovely and tasty texture. This is a fantastic change and one which you will notice almost immediately.
Use the Sugar in the Bowls When using the sugar in your blueberry muffins, you do need to keep in mind that not all refined sugars are bad for you. The rule here is: if they are not natural, they may be okay to use in moderation. Any high-fructose or corn syrup that you find in a product labeled as “low-sugar” should also be avoided. You can replace it with honey.
Go-To Muffin Baking If you go-to muffin bakes like me, you know that blueberry muffins are absolutely delicious. There is just something about a fresh, warm breakfast muffin. Even though you put a lot of ingredients in your blueberry muffins, they usually come out moist and go down quite easily. Because of this, you should be prepared to bake them in the oven or even on the barbecue. Because of their fluffiness, blueberry muffins are perfect for sandwiches or served on their own.
Use the Milk In this blueberry muffins recipe, we suggest using unsweetened, semisweet, or baking cocoa. If you don’t have any of those items, try using vanilla extract or yogurt. Any of these will make a significant difference in the texture of the finished product. If you bake it on the stovetop, make sure you reduce the heat. When it’s almost burning, turn the heat down to low and let the muffin finish baking for several minutes before removing it from the heat source.
Use the Baking Powder If you really want blueberry muffins that come out moist, then you need to use baking powder. You can’t beat the moist texture of a muffin that has been baked with baking powder. This magical powder makes all the difference when it comes to moist muffins. You’ll notice that when you add the powder, the ingredients really start to seal together, and as a result, the muffin becomes very dense.
Add the Vanilla Extract While the muffin batter is baking, you need to also add a cup of vanilla extract. The good news about vanilla extract is that it really doesn’t take much to make your own blueberry muffins. All you really need is pure vanilla extract. So, if you are using store-bought vanilla extract, make sure to read the label. If you want to add a little more sweetness, you might try using brown sugar instead of white.
Put It To The Test Once the muffin batter is done, pop it in the oven and let it cook for about 20 minutes. After that, remove the muffins from the oven and check to see if it’s dry or not. It’s better to avoid getting the muffin dry than to find out that you have blueberries that are still wet inside. When you’re finally done, let your muffin cool down, and you are now ready to make blueberry muffins at home.