Honey Blueberry Muffin
Honey Blueberry Muffin
These honey blueberry muffins are naturally flavored with honey, and homegrown blueberries add the right amount of sweet and tart juicy pop to every bite.
We have twelve blueberry bushes on our little modern cottagecore homestead and the blueberry bushes we help pick on my parent's property. I make jams and jellies, but you can only eat so much yearly, and we never get through all the jars. So, my freezers quickly fill up with bags and bags of blueberries.
When people are just starting their homestead or garden, ask me what I suggest, and blueberry bushes are at the top of my list! They are an inexpensive perennial that produces a high yield quickly compared to apple or peach trees. In year 2 or 3, you will have plenty of berries to create delicious jams, jellies, pies, and desserts!
We also love honey! An last year started our first two hives, which we plan to expand this year into four. So, I began to substitute the sugar in recipes with honey and play around with the flavors of some of my favorite recipes, blueberry muffins being one of them!
Using honey as a natural sweetener is what the cottage gardener and chief of the 18th century would have had available to them. Not to mention the benefits of using locally gathered honey on our health!
Using local honey is a beautiful way to connect to nature and your region's changing seasons. Honey gathered during different times of the year have unique flavor notes.
Use Fall gathered honey for a deep warm flavor that is perfect for cool winter days. Or, use a Spring collected honey for a light, refreshing taste to start the day!
This quick and easy muffin recipe makes it a great addition to your breakfast. Not to mention a wonderful aroma of honey and baking smells to start your morning!
A Few Tips For Making These Blueberry Muffins:
- Use duck eggs if possible. I love using duck eggs because they have an extra-large yolk. This larger yoke helps baked goods rise higher than a chicken egg will. So, you end up with richer, bigger, and fluffier baked goods!
- Big Box stores wont carry duck eggs, but you can find them at local small fresh markets, farmers markets, or just ask around. Your neighbors and friends might be raising ducks and have eggs to sell.
- Use local honey! If you are going to make an effort to use honey as a healthy option, go ahead and add the benefits of honey made from locally gathered pollen.
- Local will also help guarantee you get pure honey and not additives that can sneak their way into big commercial brands. It will also help your local beekeeper keep caring for their hives.
- You can use liquid or solid coconut oil. We keep solid coconut oil that comes in larger tubs.
- You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. You can even buy blueberries in bulk while in season from your local farmers and freeze them for future use!
- Refrain from over-mixing the batter. It will cause it to become too stiff.
Tools You Might Need:
12-cupped muffin tin
A stand mixer ( Only for mixing/beating the eggs)
Wooden spatula or spoon: Get our recommendations HERE
How to make Honey Blueberry Muffins:
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Grease your 12-cup muffin tin.
- Place fresh or thawed blueberries in a bowl and set aside.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the eggs until light and fluffy. You can also do this by hand. (This is the only set you will use the electric mixer)
- Add the oil and lemon juice to the eggs and whisk to combine.
- Next, slowly add a little of the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, then add a little milk, alternating the dry ingredients and milk until gone.
- Now fold in the blueberries making sure they are evenly distributed.
- Pour the right amount of batter into each muffin tin cup using a spoon.
- Place in the preheated oven.
- Bake for 25-35min depending on your oven.
- The muffins are done when a toothpick can be inserted in the center and comes out clean.
- Take them out of the oven, and let them cool.
How to Display Cottagecore Style:
I choose to display my muffins in a square basket that just so happens to fit 11 of this size perfectly. Where did the 12th go? Well, you have to eat one to make sure they are good!
I like to add wax paper to the bottom of the baskets I use for baking displays. I can let my muffins sit out in the basket on the counter all day for easy grabbing during the cooler months when the threat of gnats and flies is low.
But in the warmer months, especially when we are in and out working outside in the gardens throughout the day, I would choose a display with a glass lid. A bonus with this particular basket is that it fits perfectly in my pastry/bread box, so I can slide them in at night and in the summer.
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