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I would say that Jan is truly the Muffin Man Aunt. She makes loads and loads every year for her family’s Thanksgiving gathering. Me, I’m not all that crazy about muffins. They’re good but I don’t get excited about muffins the way I do about a donuts. Or mashed potatoes and gravy. Ahem.

Now and again, though, I do bake muffins. And last week, when I had an early morning meeting with Scrooge and Marley (aka the Town Administrator and Town Accountant) to discuss the library’s FY 2008 budget, I decided that blueberry muffins would be a thoughtful bribe gesture.


The recipe is from an old Penzey’s catalog and I think they are the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever had. Not too sweet and bursting with blueberries.

Blueberry Muffins

1 3/4 cups flour
1 TB baking powder
4 TB sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
5 TB butter, melted
2 cups blueberries

Preheat oven to 425. Combine flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl, set aside. In another bowl mix the eggs, milk and melted butter. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Fold in the blueberries. Insert paper muffin cups into a 12 cup muffin tin. Fill the cups to the top with batter. Sprinkle generously with more sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack.


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  1. Yum, yum. I’m a big muffin fan if they aren’t sweet and the blueberries look heavenly! Smith reads the Penzey’s catalog and does our ordering (and cooking). I wonderf if I can talk him into being a muffin man.

  2. Those look divine. I bought and froze several pounds of blueberries this summer. Thanks for sharing a luscious recipe, being a muffin girl, I can tell before tasting that they’ll make a lovely Christmas morning breakfast!

  3. Yummy. Thanks for sharing. We have two blueberry bushes that have just produced wonderfully every year that we’ve had them. (One of them produces blueberries that are the size of a nickel and we have gotten a few from the bush nearly quarter-sized.) Tons of blueberries and always looking for more ways to use them.

  4. Oh my god, I had no idea I could want blueberry muffins as much as I want them right now. Those look so good!

    Tell you what, every year at Thanksgiving you send me your share of Jan’s muffins and I’ll send you my mashed potatoes and gravy. Deal?

  5. Mmmm, I think I just found something for Christmas morning breakfast! They look wonderful, Carole. And I hope they worked as intended. ; )

  6. Yum….I love blueberry muffins! Can’t eat them all the time, but every now and then…yum. Yours look scrumptious!

  7. Oh, yum. I am writing that recipe down right now because I love blueberry muffins (and so does Travis, even though he’s on the naughty list right now).

  8. I lovelovelove good muffins! Especially blueberry. Can’t wait to have a houseful of family again this weekend so I can bake some and not applythem all to my hips.

  9. What’s with all the non-enthusiasts around here? Hmmm? Blueberry muffins are the food of the gods. YUM. The more blueberries the better! And serve ’em piping hot, with butter! Delish. 🙂

  10. Muffins are a little hit or miss. They’re either fabulous or just eh. Those, with the bluberries looking like they might burst, sound yummy.

  11. Oh yum! Blueberry *Anything* is my favorite! It was funny when I moved to southern states and people told me they didn’t know how blueberries grew or even…. what a fresh blueberry looks like!? Can’t imagine.

    I only recently learned about Penzey’s. I need to subscribe to their catalog if they’re giving away great recipes like that! 🙂

  12. They sure look good, though muffins aren’t my faves either. Now you and Glenn will have to get together sometime and talk over the virtues of donuts…

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