Secret Recipe Club
I am so excited about my first post for the Secret Recipe Club. I came across this blog/challenge on many different sites, the Secret Recipe Club keep popping up. My thoughts were how wonderful to get to know another blog; a different one each and every month. I jumped at the chance to join in and I am so happy I did.
My Secret Recipe Blog this month is: Delishhh
What a fun name, Delishhh! I read through pages and pages of her blog the very first day I got the assignment and wondered what am I going to make? I have to pick just one recipe. Oh no? So, I waited a few days and looked again. And there it was a new post with a very common recipe; Blueberry Muffins. My son had been asking and asking for me to make Homemade Blueberry Muffins, so this recipe was just calling my name. I decided to make these GLUTEN-FREE for my daughter (as her stomach issues are still never ending... another doctor appointment this week).
The recipe was very simple and came out better then I expected (because of the gluten-free flour, I was a little worried). We enjoyed at least a half-a-dozen that morning and I froze the rest of the muffins. I love freezing homemade muffins, that way I can enjoy them on busy mornings. This recipe was no different. I actually froze an entire dozen to take with us next month camping. If you are looking for a basic, moist muffin, this one is perfect. I am sure you can substitute raspberries or other berries to make another great muffin recipe.
Blueberry Muffins - GLUTEN-FREE
found and adapted from Delishhh
2 cups all-purpose GLUTEN-FREE flour (changed to gluten-free)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1- 1/4 cups sour cream (used the sour cream and I love this addition to muffins)
1-1/2 cups frozen blueberries (changed from fresh to frozen)
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a standard and set aside.
Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl until combined. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl until well-combined and light-colored, about 20 seconds. Add the sugar and whisk vigorously until thick, about 30 seconds. Add the melted butter in 2 or 3 additions, whisking to combine after each addition. Add the sour cream in 2 additions, whisking just to combine, and then add the lemon zest.
Add the berries to the dry ingredients and gently toss just to combine. Add the sour cream mixture and fold with a rubber spatula until the batter comes together and the berries are evenly distributed, 25 to 30 seconds. Small spots of flour may remain and the batter will be very thick. Do not over mix. (This is this most interesting thing I learned in this recipe, my entire batter did not turn purple like it usually does... I am so excited about this method and will use this in many things)
Using a large spoon or a cookie scoop sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, divide the batter in the muffin cups. Bake until the muffins are light golden brown and a toothpick or thin knife inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes, rotating the pan from front to back halfway through the baking time. Immediately remove muffins to a wire rack and cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.