This morning we woke up to about 3 inches of snow! There must be something about snow that makes me want to bake muffins. :)
Today I made Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins from a recipe I saw on Sunshine Country Blog a week ago. My sister-in-law is the author of that blog. You should really go check out her blog. :)
Her Blueberry Muffin recipe looked so good. I was looking forward to trying it!
I had to make a few adjustments to the original recipe.
Here is the recipe that I followed:
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins1 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar or brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups kefir or buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
2 tsp. molasses (omit if using brown sugar)
2 large eggs
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Dusting the blueberries with flour is an important step. It keeps the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the batter.
You can also use this technique of dusting frozen blueberries with flour when making blueberry pancakes.
This is the first time I have sprinkled sugar on top of muffin batter before baking. It produces a crisp sugary crust on the finished muffins.
To insure that the bottoms of your muffins don't get soggy always turn them out immediately onto a drying wrack.
When I was girl doing 4-H I can remember the food judges always checking the bottoms of your muffins for marks from the cooling wrack. They explained that was a sign of a well finished muffin. :)