With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Blueberry Hill Muffins

Monday, July 8, 2013

Blueberry Hill Muffins

July is National Blueberry Month and it is a stellar crop here in south Jersey this year.
New Jersey ranks 5th in the nation in blueberry production.
We used to pick blueberries but now they are so inexpensive, we purchase the pints and freeze them for year round use. I remember, year after year, taking the kids to the farm, riding the tractor to the bushes and filling our tin buckets with the rope handles that we hung around our neck. They are fun memories :)

These muffins are light in texture and thanks to the butter and sour cream, are very tasty!

Blueberry Hill Muffins
slightly adapted recipe courtesy State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture Jersey Fresh 

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½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar

2 Jersey Fresh eggs
1 cup sour cream (I used light)
1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

1 to 1½ cups Jersey Fresh blueberries

1 tsp lemon zest (optional)
cinnamon sugar (optional)

Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and lemon zest. Add sifted dry ingredients and blend. Fold in blueberries gently.

Line muffin tins with paper liners or grease and flour tins. Fill with batter; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake at 375 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes. Bake mini muffins for 18 minutes.

Yield: I made 12 regular muffins and 12 mini muffins

I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill
On Blueberry Hill where I found you
The moon stood still on Blueberry Hill
And lingered till my dreams came true

19 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I son as I saw the title of the muffins I couldn't help but start to sing..I found my thrills and there it was, the song too! Thank you for the r├ęcipe and the song..I enjoyed it so much...all the memories! Big hugs,
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I meant as soon as I......lol!
Fabby

Laurie said...

I bought a large container of blueberries today, and then my husband brought home a small one, so tomorrow I will be making these. And I will have the song in my head for sure!

marie said...

Great song...yummy muffins!! I'm going to give this recipe a try, while enjoying this tune in the background!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Oh my ... I do love things made with blueberries. Muffins are a favorite.

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

We use ice cream buckets, but your rope handle around the neck idea would help us. I pinned your recipe.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It's good to hear there's a bumper crop this year! Your muffins sound great, I love adding sour cream to baked goods:@)

SarahGeorge said...

Beautiful memories and yummy muffins!! :).

Stephanie Wieland said...

Those look awesome, I love blueberry muffins! Shoprite had them 2/$5 last night when I went in so I need something to use them for now! :)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Steph ~ Aldi has beautiful blueberries 99c a pint!

lindsey said...

I love blueberries and I love muffins :)

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

These sound delicious!
Perfect for Summer..or anytime!

Susan said...

ooooo, LDH, I think those muffins sound great.

Thanks for the video of Fats Domino, too. I remember him and that song so well.

Susan

EMMA said...

Oh I love blueberry muffins. Here in France they are very expensive to buy, the frozen ones being slightly cheaper than the fresh ones. Fortunately they grow in abundance on the mountains, but not until August!! At the moment we have lots of tiny wild strawberries.

Winnie said...

Would you believe it if I told you that we don't have here fresh blueberry??
We do have frozen ones (and they're quite expensive)

Your muffins look delicious, and I can hear them screaming to me to grab them and eat!! :)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Those look so good. We love our blueberries here- xo Diana

Laurie said...

I made the recipe today, and the muffins were delicious. (Even if I did not have any New Jersey products to use!) Thank you for sharing this "keeper" recipe!

Carol Z said...

These look so good. My favorite time of year for all the fresh local fruit. Of course, I do get excited to see the new apple crop come in...

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love blueberry muffins. We can't get fresh blueberries here so the frozen variety work just fine for me. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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