Sunday, March 01, 2009

Buttermilk Blackberry Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 large egg
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp melted butter
1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries (or other frozen fruit)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 10 muffin cups.
  2. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and lemon zest in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Measure (into 4 cup liquid measure) buttermilk, lemon juice, egg, vanilla. Beat gently until smooth.
  4. Slowly pour this mixture along with the melted butter into the dry ingredients. Stir using a rubber spatula until dry ingredients are moistened. Carefully fold in blackberries. Don't over mix.
  5. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned on top and a toothpick insered into the center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan and place on a rack to cool.


Becks said...

Those look really delicious...and I'm stuffed at the moment!

The Fool said...

You've enticed me...I'll have to try my hand at these next weekend. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

JBelle said...

these look fabulous, Carla. dont' have any blackberries but I do have some huckleberries. I wonder...

Rowena said...

Are you reading my mind? I was just staring into the freezer, figuring out what to do with the containers of frozen blackberries because I need space for the soon-to-be-abundant (well maybe not so soon) summer garden harvest!

I'm making these today. The bananas aren't ripe enough to make banana bread yet.

Cheryl said...

These sound really yummy!

we're doomed said...

Something good is cooking in Carla's kitchen.

Carla said...

Becks, They're tasty.

Fool, Nice and easy. Most welcome and enjoy your week as well.

Carla said...

JBelle, Blackberries, blueberries, huckleberries, raspberries...whatever you have will do just fine.

Rowena, I hope you enjoy. I was actually doing the same thing...hmmm...what haven't I used yet, what should I be using up.

Carla said...

Cheryl, It's the buttermilk that makes them. I love muffins with buttermilk.

We're Doomed, Always something tasty.

Steffi said...

Wow...Blackberry Muffins ....really delicious!Thank you for your recipe,Carla!

Peter said...

I luv muffins and our baker here on the isle only bakes them once a fortnight.

My cooking skills are non-existent - otherwise I would take up your wonderful recipe.

Drooling over the photo :)

Pamela said...

picked so many blackberries when I was a kid.

Of course they are a pest (the ones introduced and gone wild) here - but we still enjoy the fruit.

Carla said...

Steffi, I hope you enjoy it.

Peter, A shame you don't live closer, or I would bring some over for you.

Carla said...

Pamela, Of course blackberry plants are very invasive, but the berries taste sooooo good.

dawn said...

I just happen to have buttermilk in the fridge. Mind you, I don't think it is what the recipe intended as it is from making home made butter. I could add some yogurt to get it the right consistency. I think I will try these today with frozen Saskatoons (it's all I have).

Mark said...


Carla said...

Dawn, I've used milk and lemon juice in place of buttermilk when I haven't had it on hand. It works out quite well. Adding yogurt is a good idea. I think Saskatoons would be great.

Mark, They're delicious...and I'm not even a big muffin person.

pandave said...

Oh Carla, this is nice!
I'm thinking this will be great project for me this weekend. Thank you much!
Oh wait, I just noticed it blackberries and not blueberries. What a great twist.

Fida said...

mmhhh...mmhhhh...darn, an other good intention just evaporated :)

Carla said...

Pandave, The truth is you can make them with whatever you like, or happens to be in your fridge / freezer. Hope you enjoy.

Fida, It happens. Only so many hours in the day.