This week started with a huge desire for lemon blueberry muffins. I always spend more time than I should researching recipes. I wonder if everyone is like that! (Let me know in the comments how much time you spend researching recipes, or if you just have a bunch of go-to recipes that you always use!) Anyway, I spent a few hours yesterday looking for the perfect recipe. For me, the perfect recipe has weight measurements. Sometimes this can be painfully hard to find. I follow a few baking blogs that I get the majority of my recipes from, but I do enjoy variety, so I head to google. Yesterday I found a “new-to-me” blog called “Chelsweets“.
I was super thrilled to find that Chelsey, of Chelsweets, uses weights in her recipes! Hers was the fourth or fifth recipe for blueberry lemon muffins that I came across, but it impressed me. Her recipe uses yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest as well as buttermilk. I also knew it was likely to be a good recipe because she uses initial high temperature for baking. I learned about this technique from one of my favorite food bloggers, but I will talk about that in another post.
This was the first time that I used fresh lemon in my baking (shocking, right?). I purchased lemons just a few days before for the purpose of these muffins. I hardly ever have fresh lemons on hand. The recipe was really easy to follow with clear directions, so I was able to make them quickly. I used frozen blueberries instead of fresh and I made my own buttermilk, otherwise I followed the recipe as written.
I don’t use muffin liners unless I really have to, and these muffins had no issue releasing from the pan after the ten minute resting period. After the muffins cooled off completely it was tasting time! I have to say that these are the best lemon blueberry muffins that I have ever tasted! They are perfectly moist and full of flavour thanks to the buttermilk and yogurt. My muffins didn’t rise as high as I had hoped but I think it was because I didn’t use real buttermilk. I will have to buy some and re-make the recipe. In the mean-time, why don’t you head on over to Chelsweets and try out the recipe for yourself! Let me know your thoughts about the recipe and also share your favourite lemon blueberry muffin recipes because I would love to try them!
You can find the recipe by clicking here.