#MuffinMonday ~ Blackberry Muffins


#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins to brighten their (and your!) Mondays. You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest boardL http://www.pinterest.com/flpl/muffin-monday/. Our hostess is the lovely Stacy of Food Lust People Love.

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Today I am sharing a tender, cake like muffin stuffed with goey bits of delicious blackberries! These remind me of the muffins you might get at a bakery. We had a bag of blackberries left over in the freezer from the pies we made at Thanksgiving and I thought a muffin would be a wonderful way to use a few of them. I love the sweetness of the muffin batter paired against the bite of the berry flavor. I left the sugar topping off of this batch, but it would add a lovely crunch for some texture variation!

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Blackberry Muffins from Taste of Home

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cream butter with 1 1/4 cups sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time, scraping sides down as needed until fully incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  4. Alternating with the milk, add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar mixture on low speed just until well combined.
  5. Mix in the blackberries gently by hand.
  6. Divide muffin batter between cupcake wells of prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the batter with the reserved sugar.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes until lightly browned on top and cooked through (check with a toothpick).


Comments

  1. Muffins are a great way to use up frozen fruit. Sometimes I buy it just to make muffins, in fact. Yours turned out beautiful, Rebekah!

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  2. These sound delicious. A great way to start off the day. Happy New Year Rebekah.

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  3. These sound delicious and easy peasy to make! I love using frozen fruit in baking. I love the burst of purple on the side of the muffin in that shot.

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