Blueberry Lemon Muffins and Easter Menu Ideas

I vowed that I would not buy any Easter candy until the week before Easter because of my lack of self control. Robin Eggs and Cadbury Eggs are my ultimate weakness. As a kid my mom used to buy crates of Cadbury eggs for our Easter baskets.

A couple of weeks ago our whole family was at Walmart to buy a friend a birthday toy and as we passed the Easter candy I waved John on and told him I would catch up them…I needed a moment. Just me and the Easter candy. I’m glad no one was watching me just stare and caress all the candy. I’ve got problems…
Now that Easter is finally near, yesterday I bought a bag of Robin Eggs and we had a moment. :)
If you are anything like me you are already planning your Easter Menu. If you have company and need breakfast ideas I love this Gorilla Bread. These blueberry muffins would be great as well.

I have seen them bouncing around the blogs and everyone said they were the best blueberry muffins they ever had so I had to try them. I wasn’t disappointed! I was a little wary since the recipe called for frozen blueberries. I just figured I would substitute fresh blueberries but when I went to buy them they were $6.50 for a tiny container. Yeah…not going to happen. So I bought frozen and they turned out beautifully. The lemon brings out the flavors and the muffins aren’t overly sweet so the sugary topping is perfect.

Blueberry Lemon Muffins and Easter Menu Ideas

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup softened shortening or butter (I used butter)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Mix dry ingredients and set aside. With a mixer beat eggs, milk and shortening (or butter). Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in blueberries gently. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  2. For the Topping: Combine butter and lemon juice for the topping. While the muffins are still warm, dip the tops in the butter and lemon juice, then dip in sugar.

Notes

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Here are a couple of ideas I was thinking of to go with our ham:

Gooey Potatoes - Cheesy potatoes that are a staple at all of our get togethers.
Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Cheesecake - A layer of carrot cake topped with a layer of cheesecake.
“Empty Tomb” Marshmallow Delights - These are fun to make with the kids during the week before Easter. I have heard these called “Empty Tomb” desserts because the disappearing marshmallow can represent Jesus being resurrected.
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  1. I had to laugh while picturing you standing in front of all the candy. I love those Robbin Eggs, too. We used to use them as “lipstick” growing up. Why blue lips was fun I don’t remember, but it was. Thanks for the recipes I can’t wait to try them!

  2. Bring on the cadbury eggs! They are my all-time favorite easter candy!

  3. I love Cadbury eggs! These muffins look YUM! The cheesey potatoes-well soooo good!!

  4. You may not really remember me, but I was friends with Steph Draeger Jensen in college (she and I roomed together our sophomore year). Anyhow, I somehow came across your blogs through hers and was just super interested in all the yummy food.

    I thought it might be time to admit my secret interest to reading about all this and your personal blog too. Soon, I will be a stay-at-home mom and I can’t wait to try out some of your great recipes and share some that I can come up with. I just made the best vegetarian tacos…

  5. Um of course I remember you Tracy. I was just going through some old photos and came across the trip we took to Newport together. Congrats on being a mommy soon! So are you vegetarian? I’m up to trying anything…
    Christy

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  7. YUMMY! I can’t wait to try the muffins!

  8. I spent a lot of time today perusing your blog. What wonderful recipes!!!!!! I will certainly be looking forward to tuning in everyday……

    Jerri

  9. Pretty muffins! And the recipe suggestions look good!

  10. I don’t do that with candy but I do it with baking supplies so I understand :-)

    These muffins look yummy!

  11. Just found your blog today while looking for someething to take to an Easter brunch tomorrow. LOVE your blog and will visit it often. Making the blueberry lemon muffons tonight to take tomorrow. I’m sure they’ll be a hit! Happy cooking and thanks for taking the time to put together such an outstanding blog.

  12. I was just turned on to your blog by a friend as I am in heaven. As a mom of three “picky eater” boys myself and a deployed spouse, I haven’t had the desire to cook much.

    I love that your recipes are real and totally doable. I made the muffins for conference weekend as well as the marshmellow delights. and they were a hit with my sugar loving child as well as the child who doesn’t do sweets.

    thanks for your dedication to the blog and inspiring those of us who need a little push into cooking again.

    I will be back often.

  13. mmm, I love lemony desserts. Going to have to give this one a whirl.

  14. love your blog, love your food! I’m putting a link to this recipe in a post on crazydomestic.com on August 19th. Feel free to grab our “I was featured” button!

  15. I made a variation of these muffins and featured them on my blog. They were awesome – I love the lemon in them :) Thanks for the inspiration (again!)

    http://blogfoodbetter.blogspot.com/2011/03/lemon-blueberry-muffins.html

  16. I made this recipe this weekend and it was PHENOMENAL! we gobbled them up while still warm! :-)

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured them on my blog http://mandygirlsfoodie.blogspot.com/2012/04/crazy-cooking-challenge-blueberry.html

    Thank you so much for the awesome recipe. They were delicious!

  17. Absolutely delicious…Made minis to serve w/coffee while on vacation. Big hit!!!!!!!

  18. These muffins look awesome. However my son has many food allergies so I have modified the recipe. I used brown rice flour, added 1tsp of xanthan gum, used coconut milk, used flax eggs ( 1tbs of flax with 3tbs water let sit 5 minutes), and i used earth balance butter. Let me just say they are amazing!

  19. Just made these this morning. Was in the mood for blueberry muffins and didn’t have fresh blueberries. The frozen worked great. My family loved them. I really loved the dipped tops and rolled in sugar! Will make these again.

  20. These muffins were wonderful!!!! I prepared the dry ingredients overnight, then I got up and made fresh muffins for my family! They loved it! Thanks for a super easy recipe.

  21. Where did I go wrong? Love the taste!! However, I apparently should have sprayed the muffin liners because the muffins stick. Also, the recipe calls for softened butter which I did but when I mixed it w the egg and milk the mixture looked lumpy and not smooth. Should I melt the butter first and let it cool? When I picked up the muffins to dip in butter and lemon mixture there was quite a bit of butter at the bottom of the muffin tin? Help!! Would lovero make this again. Thank you.

    • @Leni,
      Sorry. I should have included to spray your muffin tins with cooking spray. The softened butter with the egg and the milk doesn’t have to be smooth. No need to melt and cool it. Did you use one stick (8 tablespoons of butter)? There should not be butter at the bottom of the tin!! I don’t know what went wrong?

  22. I’ll try this right away!
    I love your blog. Everything is easy and YUMMY!

  23. I found this recipe on Pinterest this afternoon and was so excited that I had all of the ingredients. These were amazing! I will definitely be making these again!!