Amazingly Blueberry-ey Blueberry Muffins

Last summer, Hubby and I went blueberry picking with some friends. We came home with tons and tons of blueberries (15 pounds to be exact!). I whipped up a bunch of blueberry treats, like Cinnamon Blueberry Rolls, Blueberry Cobbler Bars, and even some Blueberry Salsa over Grilled Mahi Mahi. Even after all these yummy blueberry treats, I still frozen quite a few blueberries so we could enjoy them all year.

Hubby likes to sit down with a bag of frozen blueberries and just snack on them. But he lets me bake with some of them as well. These muffins really are Amazingly Blueberry-ey Blueberry Muffins. They’re bursting with berry deliciousness. The blueberry jam swirled into the top of the muffins add an extra burst of flavor. I love this idea and can’t wait to try it with other fruit muffins.

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Amazingly Blueberry-ey Blueberry Muffins

Swirling blueberry jam on top of these muffins before baking them really takes them to the next level.

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

For the Jam
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tsp sugar

For the Muffins
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 1/8 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp table salt
2 eggs
4 Tbsp butter , melted and cooled slightly
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

For the Jam
Bring 1 cup of blueberries and 1 teaspoon of sugar to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the berries, mashing with a spoon several times to break some of the berries open.

Stir frequently until mixture is thickened and reduced to about a 1/4 cup (about 6 minutes).

Transfer to small bowl and cool to room temperature, 10 to 15 minutes.

For the Muffins
Preheat oven to 425F. Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in large bowl.

Whisk 1 1/8 cups sugar and eggs together in a medium bowl until thick and texture is consistent (about 45 seconds).

Slowly whisk in butter and oil until combined. Whisk in the buttermilk and vanilla until combined.

Using a rubber spatula, fold the egg mixture and the remaining cup of blueberries into the flour mixture until just moistened (batter will be very lumpy with a few spots of dry flour; do not overmix).

Divide the batter equally among the prepared muffin cups (batter should completely fill cups and mound slightly).

Spoon a teaspoon of jam into center of each mound of batter. Use a chopstick or skewer to gently swirl the berry jam into the batter using figure-eight motion.

Bake until the muffin tops are golden and just firm, about 17 to 19 minutes rotating muffin tin from front to back halfway through baking. Cool muffins in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe from America's Test Kitchen, as seen on See Brooke Cook

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12 Responses to “Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Crostini”

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    Lauren — September 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Looks delicious! Goat cheese & fig is a timeless flavor combination :).

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    Eliana — September 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Everything about these cute little bites looks amazing. I’m dreaming about all the wonderful flavors as I type right now.

    Wandered over here from the Indecisive Baker blog and love it. Looking forward to reading more of your blog posts.

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    kitchenmisfit — September 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I love everything about this recipe!

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    We Are Not Martha — September 4, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I love ANYTHING with caramelized onion! And I’m so excited to cook with figs 🙂 These look awesome!

    Sues

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 4, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Figs, goat cheese and caramelized onions? Three of my favorite ingredients!

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    Cara — September 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    So you lost your fresh fig virginity! See, that wasn’t so bad! jk 🙂 I hope fresh fig season doesn’t fly by too quickly, I have some ideas I’d like to get to before they go away!

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    newlywed — September 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    These look both beautiful and delicious! A great appetizer recipe to impress guests.

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    tobiascooks! — September 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Beautiful combo of ingredients. I love this kind of snack!

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    nutmegnanny — September 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    As soon as I saw goat cheese I knew I would love these! Yum!

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    Justin — September 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    sounds like a nice combination of flavors

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    MamaFeelgood — September 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I just found all these goat cheese recipes and fainted.
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    Julie — November 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I made this for a party this past weekend and it was a huge hit! Although, I did notice the fig flavor was almost non-existent. I couldn’t find black mission figs in the markets, so I used green. I think green figs are much more bland than black mission figs, so I wouldn’t recommend making this dish unless you can find black figs.

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