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{Recipe} Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins

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Good morning, everyone! Today I was up bright and early around 5. The birds were loud and I just couldn’t fall back to sleep, so I decided to head downstairs. And bake. While scrolling through my old recipe site I found a muffin recipe that I’d completely forgotten about, so I tweaked it just a little and was very happy with the results!


Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins
A simple, quick muffin recipe.
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  1. 2 cups biscuit mix (such as Bisquick)
  2. 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  5. 1 tsp. lemon juice
  6. 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  7. 2 tsp. lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix and 1/2 cup sugar. Whisk the lemon juice, egg and sour cream together until combined. Stir this mixture into the dry ingredients just until moistened. (The batter will be very thick.) Fold in the blueberries. Fill greased or lined muffin tins half-full. Combine the lemon zest and remaining sugar and sprinkle a bit over each muffin. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
  1. Yield: 12 muffins
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As I noted in the recipe, the batter is very thick when you combine the wet and dry ingredients. Just trust the recipe! Here’s a photo of how they looked in the muffin tin. They definitely have a consistency closer to drop biscuits before you bake them. (Sorry for the poor photo quality, but this was a good as it was going to get at 5:45 a.m.)

Thick Batter

Sure enough, the muffins rose just fine and the kids were all happily surprised to have fresh-baked muffins first thing this morning. Of course, I enjoyed them too đŸ˜‰ 
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they can’t all be winners

Am I the only one who gets absurdly disappointed when a recipe doesn’t come out as well as I thought it would? Because it’s happened twice recently.

First, there was the great pickled chard disappointment. I recently wrote about trying a recipe for quick pickled swiss chard stems. I thought it sounded delicious: spicy, sour… yummy, right? And the pickles looked pretty, too:



I followed the recipe without noticing the lack of any salt. What was I thinking? Where was my brain? I let the jar sit in the fridge for a few days and then excitedly opened them at lunch.

Sour? Yes.

Spicy? Yes.

Otherwise flavorless? Yes. Unfortunately, they really didn’t taste like much other than vinegar and crushed red pepper. Not awful, but not worth eating to be honest. I think this has the potential to be a good recipe, but it definitely needs the addition of salt. (That also explains the cloudy brine )

Next up: the ho-hum breakfast cake. I was browsing Pinterest yesterday and saw a recipe for lemon-blueberry-yogurt cake. I had a few ingredients in the fridge that I needed to use up, coincidentally: lemons, blueberries, and some vanilla Greek yogurt. I thought for sure this was a sign that I just had to try the quick bread. I altered the recipe first by substituting coconut oil for canola oil, and I cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup instead of the full cup the original recipe called for. I couldn’t wait to wake up so I could eat it for breakfast!

Sorry for the crummy photos, but my camera was in the basement so I just used Instagram, and there was not a lot of light in my kitchen at 6:30 a.m.:


I should mention that I also reduced the amount of powdered sugar in the glaze from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup and still had more than enough. No one in my family could agree on this cake. While I think I could cut the sugar down even further to 1/2 a cup, I liked the bread. Drew didn’t. At all. He hated the texture (it is very dense), and thought it was way too sweet (eek – imagine if I made the recipe exactly as written). Noah thought “it tasted weird.” Jake thought it was “pretty good.” But Jake isn’t too picky, either. Laura wouldn’t eat it, but she doesn’t like blueberries, so I didn’t expect her to. (Instead, she ate her scrambled egg and the proceeded to devour half of my portion.)

Drew flat out said I shouldn’t bother making this again. So I cut up the rest of the bread, packaged it, and froze it. I’ll enjoy it as a treat when I am craving something sweet. Have you made anything recently that didn’t come out well?