Blueberry Muffins with Lime Glaze

Now this is a blueberry muffin! I am not much of a muffin person, but when I make them, I like to put lots of fruit in them.


Start out by putting 1 cup of blueberries in a pot and add 1 tsp. of sugar.


Cook these over medium heat until they start to break down and mash them to a puree. Set them aside to cool.


In a bowl, measure out 1 1/8 cup of sugar. Break in 2 large eggs and whisk until thoroughly blended. I doubled this recipe which is why you are seeing 4 eggs!


This is the blueberry puree.


In a separate bowl, add 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder and 1 tsp. of salt. Whisk it together.


Add 1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla to the egg mixture.


Melt 4 tablespoons of butter.


Add 1/4 of a cup of vegetable oil to the butter. Pour this into the egg mixture.


Add 1 cup of buttermilk to the egg mixture.


Line your muffin tins with paper liners.


Stir together your egg mixture.


Add 1 cup of fresh blueberries.


Stir the liquid into the flour mixture. Stir gently and fold. There will be patches of flour and the batter will be lumpy. This is a good thing.


Scoop heaping mounds of batter into each cup filling them to mound a bit over the top.


Place 1 teaspoon of the pureed blueberry sauce in the center of each cup. Use a toothpick to swirl the puree through the batter.

Place in a 425 degree oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. They will begin to brown around the edges.


While they are baking, mix some confectioners sugar in a bowl with the zest of one lime. Add the juice of 2-3 limes and mix until you have a glaze consistency.


Look at these babies right out of the oven!


While they are warm, drizzle glaze over the tops.


Let them cool for a while, then remove them from the pans.


There is some serious blueberry action going on in these.


Blueberrylicious!

I am cooking all weekend, surprise, surprise! What are you doing for Canada Day and The 4th of July?

Comments

Those are the blueberriest muffins I've ever seen! Seriously!
Yummy, yummy, yummy!

One thing makes me curious, why do You add vegetable oil to the butter? Does it help the muffins to become bigger?

Have a great day!
Christer.
Guillaume said…
Oh this looks delicious!
...we can smell them all the way here...those look so good...and i LOVE the lime glaze....

cooking for the 4th of july here too...

bbq's and fireworks tonight...you'll LOVE this...i can see the fireworks FROM MY BED !!!!!

gotta love that...

happy 2nd of july

kary and l'il teddy
Suzie said…
When I eat muffins, blueberry are my favorites, with the more berries, the better. .these are at the top of my list! And I love the idea of a lime glaze. Blueberry season is just starting here. You can be sure that these are on my "must make" list! Thank you!

I've been meaning to ask. .did all of your food make it to The Marine, still frozen?
Barb said…
These muffins look wonderful!! I'll definitely try them! Have a happy 4th.
I don't know what ever one else is doing but I'm making these muffins first thing in the morning.

Have a safe and happy 4th everyone!
laurie said…
those are scrumptous,, over the top good,, yum!We had tug boat races to watch, parade, and street performers.I made salads and we took them to the park for a picnic and listened to the bands.The fireworks ended our day with good friends.It was the best Canada Day.Have a great weekend,
Pallas Renatus said…
Making these tonight, for sure. I have more blueberries than I know what to do with!
Pricilla said…
I've been making cherry muffins. I should have the recipe up soon.
petoskystone said…
'muffins'..another word for 'mini fruitcakes! :) i'm trying my hand at cucumber jelly & working on yuletide tree ornaments to put in the stockings of the 3 grandchildren.
These sound like winners! I'll have to give them a try.
SharleneT said…
Just walked in with a big bowl of blueberries! You must have read my mind. Guess what I'm making. Trying to get things finished over the holiday and then then fireworks. I'm shocked that you're going to be cooking! Totally shocked! Make lots of happy memories and please feed the Blog Tech.
Rosemary said…
I am always amazed at the way you kick up recipes.... I make blueberry muffins but did I ever think of making a sauce or glazing with lime........ Impressive and I will try this soon....... I made an old recipe Miracle whip chocolate cupcakes for the long weekend posting on my blog soon. Happy 4th!
Oh my goodness--blueberry season is almost here and I absolutely have to make these for the Sunday Brunch crew! I'll be sure to provide a link your recipe on my blog once I write about these muffins! (www.threadandbread.com) The lime glaze sounds so good. Thanks!
edenhills said…
I am amazed at the amount of food you prepare. This looks so good!

Teresa
Gina Hadzinski said…
They look delicious! I'm going to have to make this tomorrow!!
Mina said…
Oh my gawd!!! Blueberrylicious indeed! These look amazing.