Blueberry Vanilla Muffins

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

These light and airy muffins are the perfect way to start your mornings, loaded with plump, juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

I hope you all had a great 3 day weekend. Jason and I made a short trip up north past Sacramento to take a look at one of the puppies we are going to adopt. Yes, we are expectant corgi parents! I’ve been trying to keep it under wraps but with a face like this, how could you keep it to yourself?

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

This little guy definitely made his way to my iPhone home screen, and every time I see his cute little face, my heart melts just a little bit. He’s only 6 weeks old right now but we’ll be able to take him home at the 9 week mark. It’s only 3 weeks away but this may just be the longest 3 weeks of my life! But before I go on and on and on about my new love for this puppy, let’s talk muffins.

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

I’m pretty sure you’ve all had a blueberry muffin. It’s pretty much one of those standard muffins, whether you pick one up at the grocery store, at Starbucks, or those massive Costco-ones. I’ve made several blueberry muffins myself – from a granola topping to a blueberry jam swirl.

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

But this one here – this may just be my favorite blueberry muffin creation yet. There’s nothing really fancy going on here except for one very special ingredient – vanilla bean paste. You can find this either at Williams-Sonoma or Amazon.com. I prefer the latter because I’m too lazy to leave the house and with Amazon Prime, everything gets to your door in 2 business days. But I digress.

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Now these muffins – they’re loaded with juicy, plump blueberries in the most light and fluffy muffin just blooming with vanilla goodness. And with a sprinkling of sparkling sugar on top, you get a nice crunch every time you take a bite into these. They’re perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or even as a snack when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins - These light and airy muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Either way, just be prepared to have at least 3 of these muffins in a single serving – you won’t be able to stop at just one!

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Yield 12 muffins

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins

These light and airy muffins are the perfect way to start your mornings, loaded with plump, juicy blueberries and extra vanilla goodness!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, sugar, butter and egg. Stir in vanilla bean paste. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Add blueberries and gently toss to combine.
  • Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar. Place into oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Notes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/02/17/blueberry-vanilla-muffins/