Okay in a way I can’t believe I am posting this recipe because I am just not a blueberry muffin fan. I know… I know… how could moi, Raven Jackman, not love blueberry muffins when blueberries are my favorite fruit? I do really, really love blueberries but to me almost all blueberry muffins taste like… well nothing. In store bought blueberry muffins the blueberries always taste dry and gritty and the muffin its self is just plain tasteless. And the mixes you buy down the grocery bakery isle aren’t much better, the muffin is still tasteless and the blueberries are so small and few in number that they might as well not be in the muffin at all. Ugh! So for many years I have totally avoided my favorite fruit in the muffin form.
Then one day I was doing my faithful Google image search for recipes and I decided for kicks and giggles *please no comments that is it not “kicks and giggles” I know they old says is different but this is a G rated family site* to see if I could find a decent blueberry muffin recipe that I just might be willing to try. The results for plain old blueberry muffins were numerous and the pictures were gorgeous but the recipes themselves did nothing for me. Then I thought what other flavor do I love that would go well with blueberries? LEMONS! Lemons, lemons, lemons those were the answer. I love lemons, but not lemon poppy seed muffins… lets not start down that road, and if I could find the right combination of blueberry juicyness to lemon tartness I would have a winner. So I searched for blueberry lemon muffins and a little gem of a recipe for Matt’s Lemon Blueberry Muffins popped up on the Cooking Channel’s website. It had it all… 1. lots and lots of blueberries, 2. the potential for lots and lots of lemon and 3. tons of tangyness, which means flavor!! I zipped up the lemon zest, because there can never be to much lemon flavor for me, and swapped out the creme fraiche for plain Greek yogurt, because it is easier to find in the store, added more crumb topping, gotta love that crunchy topping, and I found a winning recipe for Tangy Blueberry Lemon Crumb Muffins!
Well that’s it for this week. I hope everyone has a great weekend and please drop back by after you try these delish Tangy Blueberry Lemon Crumb Muffins and let me know how you liked them.
Until next time everyone… Enjoy!