Best Blueberry & Cranberry Muffins Ever

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own               -Charles Dickens

The world around us is as pretty as a picture if only we have the time to look and admire.I don’t know about the places which are still covered in snow but the weather in Hyderabad is beautiful. This time of the year the trees and plants are splashed with a riot of colors. And the markets are inundated with a variety of fresh fruits and flowers locally produced and also from across the globe. I always wonder if only we took a little time off our busy schedules to stop and appreciate  the bounties which nature offers us,our hearts would be filled with gratitude.

The different varieties of fruits never cease to amaze me. Each one of them has its unique aroma,flavor,color,taste and texture.Berries happen to be one of my favorites because of their vibrant hues,sweet taste and the many ways they can be eaten.Smoothies,jams,preserves,sorbets,ice creams,cakes,pies,crumbles…just put them anywhere and they manage to steal the show both in terms of color and flavor.

I got hold of some fresh blueberries and cranberries and decided to make some delicious muffins with them. I am not fond of cupcakes because of all the extra calories which come from the icing. This recipe of muffins is by far the best I have ever tried. There is a wonderful mix of textures and flavors in every bite.The thin sugar crust on top gives a nice delicate crunch while the rest of the muffin is soft,light and the berries  add a burst of beautiful flavors in your mouth.

I think this is the ultimate berry muffin recipe for me. And I am pretty sure you will agree with me when you try it in your kitchens.

Blueberry & Cranberry Muffins

  • Servings: 6 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup soft unsalted butter 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. demerara sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh sliced cranberries
  • a few berries to place on top

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 º F or 190 º C.
  2. Sieve together the flour,baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the egg and beat well with a hand mixer.
  5. Now add the flour mixture ,essence,lemon rind and mix well on low speed.
  6. Add milk little by little.
  7. Now fold in the berries which have been lightly dusted with flour so that they do not sink in during baking.
  8. Lightly grease a muffin tin and line it with paper cups.
  9. As this recipe is for 6 muffins only, I had six extra spaces. I poured a tablespoon of water in each of the extra slots. This ensures that the muffins remain moist and do not burn.
  10. Scoop in the batter up to the top in each muffin case.
  11. Sprinkle some brown sugar on top of each of them.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden.
  13. Enjoy…

 

A special thanks to my sis in law who presented me with this pretty non stick muffin tray ❤

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Fruit muffins are a favorite and the pairing of blueberries and cranberries sounds perfect Ana!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Aunt Juju. The combination was very good…a little sweet and a little tart. It worked really well.

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  2. I just love such muffins, loaded with berries and so tasty! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Me too!! I love the mix of textures and flavours which come with every bite. Thanks Ronit for liking the post😊

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  3. oohhhhh look at these muffins!!
    my mouth is watering just looking at them, goodness!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Dana😀👍🏻

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  4. Belle says:

    YUM! Can’t wait to try these. I love muffins.

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Belle!! You must try them. Super moist but light and with a delicate crust. They were a hit.

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  5. Fruity muffins are delicious, very tasty! 🙂 Great share!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot for the kind words. You must try them. Easy no fuss recipe it is😊

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      1. I will definitely try them! 😉 We love muffins at home!

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  6. Delish !!! I am so craving muffins right now ! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Aww…I wish I could beam them up to you Lynne🛰🚀

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  7. They look so delicious — like they’d melt in your mouth! Hugs.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Teagan. They disappeared in minutes😊

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  8. What a great combination of flavors! We’re under about 15 inches of snow right now – and i’m still not really dug out yet. *sighs* Might be a good day to bake muffins, though!

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    1. skd says:

      When you are locked in I guess the best thing to do would be bake some delicious goodies and enjoy. I hope the weather clears up soon for you. Have a wonderful week ahead Mollie. Thanks for stopping by😊🌸

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  9. They look so good and love the fact that the fruit is oozing out of the muffins!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Laura. They tasted awesome. I couldn’t resist digging in as soon as they were out of the oven.

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  10. Christy B says:

    Oh these sound wonderful! Cranberries would lend a lovely red color too 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Christy. The muffins were pretty looking and delicious too.

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  11. Antonia says:

    Beautiful muffins and I love the combination of berries!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Antonia. They were indeed a lovely combination of flavours.

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  12. Delicious! I love the tart sweet combo!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a little blast of delicious flavours😊

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  13. Sandhya says:

    Ana looks like spring has sprung in Hyderabad! I love the color bursts of spring and going to the markets too. We have to wait a few more weeks here for that. So enjoyed reading your post and experiencing spring! I am fascinated by different vegetables and fruits too.
    The muffins look delicious. I like the texture and blueberries especially are so healthy.

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Sandhya. Nature(in whatever bits we can manage to find in cities) always has a calming effect on me. I am so happy you can relate to the post. Though there is no official spring here these months up to March have a lot to offer. Thanks also for liking the muffins. Have a wonderful week ahead🌸

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you😊

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  14. Look so yummy! Love blueberry muffins 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Freda😊🌸

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