Light and Fluffy Blueberry Muffins
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These light and fluffy blueberry muffins are just what you need for those mornings on the go and are so easy to whip up in a flash!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American English
Serves: 12 muffins
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • zest of one orange
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, separate the yolks from the whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1½ cup (fresh or frozen) blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar with the orange zest.
  3. Add melted butter, then whisk together until smooth. Add milk and do the same.
  4. Separate the eggs (yolk from whites) and put the egg whites aside for now. Whisk the yolks in with the sugar and butter mixture, add the vanilla extract.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom and nutmeg.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, whisking until just combined.
  7. Take the egg whites that you had set aside, and beat them on high with a stand or hand mixer until stiff peaks appear. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  8. Prep your muffin pan by spraying with non stick baking spray (or use muffin liners) and add about a tablespoon of the batter to each muffin cup.
  9. Carefully fold the blueberries into the batter, then divide evenly into the pan.
  10. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with coarse sugar (turbinado sugar) before baking.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 375 and continue to bake for about 20-25 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  12. Remove the pan from the oven and allow a few minutes to cool, then remove each muffin from the pan and place on cooling racks.
  13. When ready to serve these muffins are delicious sliced in half and spread with a bit of butter. Enjoy!
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Serving size: 1 muffin
Recipe by Mama Harris' Kitchen at