Introduction: Lemon-Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Delicious Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

In the summertime one of my family’s favorite breakfast treats are homemade lemon-blueberry muffins. Inspired by several cookbook recipes for different muffins, I have created my own delicious muffin recipe. This recipe is a classic muffin recipe, unlike the cake-like muffins sold at supermarkets and coffee shops. This recipe is easy and delicious, one that will always impress!

Step 1: Gathering Ingredients

1. Ingredient List:

• 2 Cups all-purpose flour

• ¾ cup sugar, plus 1 tsp. for tops of muffins

• 1 tbsp. baking powder • 2 tsp. lemon zest

• ¼ tsp. salt

• 3 tbsp. lemon juice (juice of about 1 lemon)

• ½ cup milk • ½ cup vegetable oil

• 1 egg • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

• 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

• 1 cup powder sugar

2. Utensil List:

• Muffin tin

• 12 muffin liners

• Large mixing bowl

• 2 Small mixing bowls

• Whisk

• Large spoon

• Measuring cups

• Measuring spoons

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2: Making Muffin Batter

1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest with the large spoon in the large bowl. Mix the ingredients well. These will be the dry ingredients.

2. Mix the milk, vegetable oil, egg, 2 tbsp. of the lemon juice, and vanilla with the whisk in one of small mixing bowls. Mix until well blended. These are the wet ingredients.

3. Add the wet ingredient mixture from the small bowl to the dry ingredient mixture in the large bowl. Mix with large spoon until ingredients are just mixed to make a batter. Mixing the ingredients too much will cause the muffins to get tough inside.

4. Gently add the blueberries to the batter, stirring too much will cause the blueberries to pop inside the batter. The muffins will still taste good but might be a slight purple color.

Step 3: Baking the Muffins

1. Put the 12 muffin liners in muffin tin.

2. Fill the muffin liners ¾ of the way full of batter, around ¼ cup of batter.

3. Sprinkle remaining 1 tsp. of sugar on the tops of the muffin batter.

4. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes, until the tops of the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick or knife comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the muffins.

5. Take the muffins out of oven and allow to cool.

Step 4: Making the Glaze

1. Add the powdered sugar and remaining lemon juice to the other small mixing bowl.

2. Mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice to form a glaze. Glaze should be thick and slightly runny.

Step 5: Assembling the Muffins

1. Before assembling the finished muffins with glaze, make sure the muffins have fully cooled. If the muffins are not fully cooled when you add the glaze, the glaze will melt right off the tops of the muffins

2. Add about 1/2 tsp. of the glaze to the tops of each muffin.

3. Spread the glaze on the muffins with a knife or spoon.

4. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle some lemon zest on the tops of the muffins. This is not a required step, but makes the muffins look pretty.

Step 6: Cleaning Up and Serving the Muffins

1. Clean up your entire station. This includes wiping down all counters and cleaning all the dishes. A mark of a good home chef is to always keep your station clean and tidy.

2. Put the muffins on your favorite plate and serve! These are perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or anytime of the day you want a sweet treat.