Filled with fresh blueberries and topped with a beautiful sugar crust, these moist blueberry muffins are the best you’ll ever eat! This recipe may be simple, but it makes muffins that are bursting with flavor and are extraordinarily delicious.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ teaspoons Cinnamon Pear Balsamic
- ¼ teaspoon Walnut Oil
- ½ cup milk
- 2¼ cups fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar (also called raw sugar or demerara sugar)
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 12 paper muffin liners
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and put an oven rack in the middle position. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Spray the pan and the liners with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar for about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl and beating well after each addition. Beat in the balsamic and oil.
- Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, beating on low speed to combine. The batter will be very thick. Add the blueberries to the batter and fold gently with a spatula until evenly distributed. Do not overmix.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin (an ice-cream scoop with a wire scraper works well here); they will be very full. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar evenly on top of the muffins.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, until lightly golden. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of each muffin to free it from the pan if necessary (the blueberries can stick), then transfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely.