Blueberry Sour Cream Muffin Lemon Surprise

by Sherry Riter in Bread,Cooking  ,Food,Fruit,Recipe

Just saying “blueberry muffins” conjures up thoughts of fresh blueberries buried within sweet softness.

Blueberries are proven to lower the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. They are also naturally low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, so I wonder if that is why they are the second most popular berry in the United States. Maybe it is just because of the magnificent juice that bursts when you bite into one.

Researchers also believe that blueberries have an anti-aging and anti-inflammatory affect on the body.

No matter what reason you like to eat blueberries, putting them into a great batter to create fluffy muffins is a no brainer!

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffin Lemon Surprise

After finely chopping the lemon zest, put the zest and sugar into a small bowl.

lemon zest

Rub the lemon pieces between your fingers with the sugar to help release the oils and then set aside.

Yes, my hands are dry because I washed dishes without gloves and then buried my hands in the sugar. I used lotion and softened them back up before I went to bed.

I thought I would share that just in case you wanted to know that I was taking care of my hands. (smile)

rub lemon zest with sugar

Make sure when you cut the yellow part of the lemon skin off that you do not also cut off the bitter white part. Yes, you can use a zester, but sometimes I just like to do things the old fashioned way.

You will be left with a naked lemon, but it doesn’t mind.

The naked lemon is still happy.

Wash the blueberries under running water in a strainer. Set aside to drain off all the excess water while you mix the other ingredients.

wash the blueberries

Add 2 eggs to the mixing bowl.

add eggs

Beat well.

(singing) Just beat it, beat it!

In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda and…

the dry ingredients

Salt.

Sift them together or stir with the end of a knife to make the ingredients fluffier.

I know it sounds crazy, but hey, it works.

sift or fluff the dry ingredients

Add the sugar-lemon zest to the egg mixture and continue beating.

add sugar-lemon zest

Add oil and vanilla. Mix well.

add oil and vanilla

Alternately add sour cream and…

sour cream

dry ingredients into the beaten egg mixture.

add to egg mixture

Mix well.

mix well but not too much

Add 1 tablespoon flour to blueberries and shake until well coated.

coat blueberries with flour

Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.

fold in blueberries

Fill the prepared muffin cups 3/4 full and place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

fill muffin cups

While waiting, wash the dishes, mixer and the rest of the kitchen especially if you dropped the open bag of flour on the floor causing it to puff a big white cloud that settled on everything.

Yep.

Don’t ask…just start washing.

wash, wash, wash and play with the bubbles

Before you know it, the muffins will be thoroughly cooked.

Alyssa prefers the muffins without butter, but I love to add a little butter and watch it melt all over.

melted butter on blueberry muffins

I almost couldn’t take pictures because I wanted to eat the muffins right then, but I practiced self-control.

melted butter on blueberry muffins

The smell of hot blueberry muffins with a hint of lemon filled the air.

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffin Lemon Surprise

I totally forgot about the earlier flour fog.

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffin Lemon Surprise

Soft.

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffin Lemon Surprise

Bursting with flavor.

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffin Lemon Surprise

Are you going to come over soon because I don’t know if I can practice much more self-control.

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffin Lemon Surprise

(bite)

Oh…my…goodness…this…tastes….delicious.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm….

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffin Lemon Surprise

Yield: 14 muffins

Ingredients

Zest of 1 medium lemon
1 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cups sour cream
1-1/4 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rinse blueberries and let drain.
  3. Line 14 muffin cups with paper muffin liners or grease 14 muffin cups.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the lemon zest and sugar together. Rub the lemon pieces a little to help the oil release into the sugar. Set aside.
  5. In large bowl, beat eggs.
  6. While beating, gradually add sugar.
  7. Continue beating while slowly adding oil.
  8. Stir in vanilla.
  9. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking soda.
  10. Alternately add dry ingredients and sour cream into the beaten egg mixture and mix well.
  11. Add 1 tablespoon of flour to the blueberries while in the strainer. Shake and coat the blueberries.
  12. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.
  13. Fill prepared muffin cups almost to the top edge with batter.
  14. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Insert sharp knife or toothpick to check for doneness.

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6/26/2011 @TBeads on Twitter said, “@TheRedheadRiter The blueberry sour cream lemon muffins are divine!! Thanks!”

 

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Sherry Riter, also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 TJ April 7, 2011 at 5:10 am

I AM YOUR OLD MOM, RIGHT DOWN THE STREET, AND I, SAY I, DID NOT GET ANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 The Redhead Riter April 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

There's only three left and we will eat them for breakfast.

I'll make some this weekend and bring you some.

:o)

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3 Deb April 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Oh YUM!!!!! I think I have some blueberries in the freezer from last falls harvest.

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4 Bev April 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm

If they taste half as good as they look…oh my! Yum!

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5 Katie @ This Chick Cooks April 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

They look delicious. Blueberries and lemons are so good together.

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6 laxsupermom April 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Yum! Your muffins look so tasty!(After typing that out, I realize how obscene that sounds, so I apologize) Love Blueberries and lemons together. Thanks for sharing.

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7 katlupe April 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm

LOL at your Mom's comment! They do look good.

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8 Debbie April 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Thanks so much for linking up to What's On the Menu Wednesday at Dining With Debbie. I hope you will visit often and link up whenever your can. I love lemon, and I love blueberries — this is definitely getting made at my house!

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9 Comfy Cook April 10, 2011 at 4:56 am

This is quite a muffin. It has all the good stuff. I can't wait for the blueberry season to come along.

Thanks for linking this on Let's Do Brunch at My Sweet and Savory.

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10 Comfy Cook April 10, 2011 at 4:56 am

This is quite a muffin. It has all the good stuff. I can't wait for the blueberry season to come along.

Thanks for linking this on Let's Do Brunch at My Sweet and Savory.

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11 The 21st Century Housewife© April 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Your pictures are making my mouth water! Lemon blueberry muffins are the best and sour cream would make them so moist – yum! Thank you for linking this delicious recipe to Let's Do Brunch! The linky is up again for this week if you would like to come along and join in!

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12 Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Your pictures are making my mouth water! Lemon blueberry muffins are the best and sour cream would make them so moist – yum! Thank you for linking this delicious recipe to Let's Do Brunch! The linky is up again for this week if you would like to come along and join in!

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13 Tracey June 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

This looks amazing!

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14 Vikki August 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I hope you don't mind but I shared your blueberry muffin porn on Facebook. Yes I said porn, anyone that teases people with soft fluffy muffins with butter oozing onto every tender morsel is a food pornographer… and you dear lady are a true artist. Now I must go feed myself and meditate to try and get that image out of my mind. It's 103 outside already and no way I'm turning on the oven!

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15 Angiea February 5, 2013 at 6:08 am

Wow they look amazing, I think I will be making these for the family as a weekend treat. Thanks for sharing:-)

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16 Sherry Riter February 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

Thank you! These muffins are at the top of my list for yumminess. I can truly pig out on them. LOL I know you’ll enjoy not only making them, but eating them!

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17 Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above March 6, 2013 at 11:17 pm

These look amazing. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop.html
We are also having a giveaway this week for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, so head over to enter.
We hope to see you there.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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18 Sherry Riter March 7, 2013 at 4:12 am

Thank you very much! I will hop over and share it with you.

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19 Maureen March 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I’m on my way over! Oh, you didn’t really mean it. I guess I’ll have to pin this and make it myself.

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20 Sherry Riter March 7, 2013 at 4:11 am

I am STILL waiting for directions to your house! LOL

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21 katherine March 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm

ugh…………..my previous comment vanished. that’s okay I was yelling with excitement anyway. Blueberry muffins are one of my favorite things. I like lemon too. I’m making these for certain!! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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22 Sherry Riter March 8, 2013 at 6:30 am

My pleasure! Sorry about the comment. Are you sure you didn’t inhale it while you were yelling with excitement? LOL

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23 Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog March 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Blueberry & Lemon are two of my favorite combos! I cannot wait to try this recipe!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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24 Sherry Riter March 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

They are sooooooooooooo yummy for breakfast!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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25 Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog March 9, 2013 at 7:16 am

Yum! Looks delicious! I found you at Serenity Saturday–thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

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26 Sherry Riter March 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Thank you for visiting!

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