Monday, July 11, 2011

Blueberry White Chocolate Muffins: National Blueberry Muffin Day

There's nothing quite like a muffin. It's not a scone, it's not a cupcake. For me, a really good muffin should have all the best parts of these baked goods--crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It's about texture, and, of course, about taste.

Two year ago on Blueberry Muffin Day, I posted two recipes for Blueberry Chocolate Muffins. One is with chocolate chunks and the other is actually a chocolate muffin with blueberries. They're both great and easy.

This year, I thought I'd post a recipe for Blueberry White Chocolate Muffins. You can always substitute chocolate chips or chocolate chunks in this recipe, but give it a try with white chocolate chips. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, but white chocolate, not so much. So if you're going for very high antioxidants, use dark chocolate.

BLUEBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Directions
1 Preheat oven to 375.
2 Grease muffin pan or use paper liners.
3 Combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
4 Stir in milk, egg, and butter.
5 Stir in 1-1/2 cups white chocolate chips and blueberries.
6 Spoon into prepared pan, filling almost full.
7 Bake for 25-30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
8 Cool in pans for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool.

You can do a Streusel topping for these, but I think they're already sweet enough. If you do want to top them, sprinkle streusel topping on muffins on top of batter in pans just before baking.

Streusel: 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 3 Tbsp butter. Combine sgar, flour & cinnamon in bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixure resembles course crumbs--but you can use any good streusel.

5 comments:

Nancy J. Parra said...

Yum!! I love blueberries- never thought to put chocolate chunks in the BB muffins. I'm gluten-free but will experiment. Thanks!

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

I'm sending that recipe to my printer now - can't wait to give this a try!

All the best, Katie from
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

micaela_angela said...

made this one yesterday, was so good, i really am so grateful that you shared this recipe - my friends liked it so much =)

micaela_angela said...

i tried your recipe yesterday and it was so good! my friends liked it very much...am so grateful that you have shared this wonderful recipe =)

Wendy said...

I tried this recipe this weekend! It was terrific! Even my brother-in-law who doesn't eat sweets of any sort ate a huge chunk (made in 13x9 instead of muffins)! I've been looking for a good scratch blueberry muffin recipe for a while - i finally found it! Thanks for sharing!