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Blueberry Almond Muffins

Blueberry Almond Muffins
The combination of blueberries, almond extract and cinnamon makes these muffins irresistible.

Last Sunday, as usual, I whipped together a batch of muffins for post soccer snacks/brunch. I tend to make muffins with whatever I have access to. I had a big bag of blueberries in the freezer, which  I tend to keep on hand to make smoothies for the kids, but I couldn’t resist popping a few into the muffins. I also love the addition of the almond extract, it goes so nicely with the blueberries. Now I have to admit, these probably aren’t the healthiest muffins (i.e. no oats, or bran or whole wheat), but at least I know they are super fresh and don’t have any preservatives. And when I served them, here is the response I got, “Mommy, you HAVE to put this recipe on your blog”, so here it is!

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1/2 cup soft unsalted butter (I’m sure salted would be fine as well)

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

1 cup of milk + a squeeze of lemon

1 cup frozen blueberries

Topping:

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Start by combining the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

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Next whip the butter and sugar until nice and fluffy.

Add in the eggs one at a time and beat well.

Add in vanilla and almond extract.

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Next add in flour and milk, alternating and mixing until everything is incorporated

Fold in the still frozen blueberries.

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Divide into lined muffin tins (I made a total of 18 muffins). Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes.

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Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from tin. These muffins are great warm, and freeze well.

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