Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blackberry Lemon Muffins

Blackberry Lemon Muffins
Recipe compliments of

Topping Ingredients:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Muffin Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
12 ounces fresh blackberries, cut in half


1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees, and line 12 muffin cups with liners (or grease the cups).

2. In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients until crumbly. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

4. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg and then stir in the sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, and lemon zest.

5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, along with the buttermilk, and stir just until moistened.

6. Add the blackberries and mix well.  

7. Fill your muffin cups almost to the top with the batter.

8. Sprinkle the topping evenly over each cupcake.

9. Bake for 25 - 35 minutes, until they're golden brown.

10. Spread some butter on your muffin and enjoy!

This was my first attempt at baking muffins and they turned out pretty well.  The blackberry lemon taste is a perfect combination.  I doubled this recipe because you can never make to many muffins.  Next time I bake these I would add a little more lemon to balance out the flavors.  This weekend I am going to invest in a jumbo muffin tin and then attempt to make sour cream chocolate chip muffins.  Stay posted....


  1. mmmmm. wanna send me some?!? :)

  2. I am going to have to learn some more self control in order to be your roommate...

  3. and how did google just make up a name for me so I could post that? Creepy...