Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Joy's Blueberry Muffins

After our epic blueberry picking adventure a few weekends ago I couldn't get the idea of blueberry muffins out of my head.

These blueberries we picked weren't just any blueberries - they were pesticide-free, fresh off the blueberry bush and SO flavorful.  They were the BEST blueberries I've ever had.

And you can't use extraordinary blueberries in ordinary blueberry muffins, now can you?

So, where was I going to get a muffin recipe for my extra-special blueberries?  My baking guru of course, Joy the Baker.  She makes the loveliest of pies and takes the prettiest of pictures.  Her cookies, cakes and infused boozes all speak directly to my soul, and so that's how I know she and I would be friends in real life, obviously.  That, and I totally GET her sense of humor.  How do I know?  I listen to her podcasts with Tracy from Shutterbean and laugh hys-ter-ically, no matter where I am or who else is around.  I have gotten more than one weird look as a result, but it's so worth it.

Joy's Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins are glorious.  Topped with a crumbly coffee-cake-like topping, the blueberries take center stage and together with the caramel notes from the browned butter, they taste like perfect harmony.  White flour and refined sugar are involved, so these certainly aren't my typical "healthy food" muffin, but they're 100% worth the indulgence.  When you eat real foods most of the time, there's no guilt when you indulge.  We must all splurge a little, now and then.

Happy splurging :-)

Check out Joy's site for the recipe.  I followed her notes exactly and was rewarded with 12 perfectly delicious muffins.



  1. Those blueberry muffins look amazing ! I would like to board a plane and fly right down there and enjoy one (or two !) with you !!! Love, Mom

  2. Those look amazing!! You should post your recipes on FitFluentials Food facebook page.... I think a lot of people would love them and Pin it!

    1. Thanks! I will definitely check out their page! Thanks for the heads-up :-)

  3. Your photos are beautiful! I've been planning on making some blueberry scones lately and I think this has me convinced to pick fresh ones!

    1. Thanks so much :-) Fresh makes ALL the difference in the world!


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