Thursday, October 10, 2013

Blueberry Cream Muffins

Do you ever lose groceries? I lost my fresh blueberries for more than a week. I bought them from a roadside vendor and was so excited to make some yummy baked good with them. After getting them home, and putting all my groceries away, I saw the berries sitting on the counter, and decided to put them away, baking wasn't going to happen right away.  Fast forward a couple days... I remembered my berries, I was inspired to use them! I could not find them anywhere! Fridge and freezer searched, cupboards and pantry searched. Where in the world? Check with Truckin' Man.. Did he take them in the truck? Nope. Did we accidentally feed them to the chickens? I don't think so. I finally gave up. I would find them when they spoiled and my nose led me to them. Amazingly they still never surfaced. At this point, I assumed I had accidentally thrown them away. Then... One day.. I spied that tupperware that had the swiss chard from the garden, I should just throw that away, it's old. Open that tupperware up, and no swiss chard, but my blueberries! I have no memory of this, but obviously I had done it! Amazingly, the blueberries were still good.

After all the waiting to share these, I hope you enjoy them. This is the first time I made a muffin with with cream cheese, and they did not disappoint! Moist and creamy, and full of blueberries!

Blueberry Cream Muffins (Source: Taste of Home)

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
6 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 cups milk (I use 2%)
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin tins, and set aside.  In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and  salt. In another bowl, beat eggs. To eggs, add milk and butter. Stir until combined. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients. Stir only until moistened, do not overmix. Fold in blueberries. Drop 2 rounded tablespoons into prepared muffin tins.

In small bowl, beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt until combined and creamy. Spoon a tablespoon onto top of muffin batter in the muffin tins. Top each muffin with remaining muffin batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes in pan.  Makes 24 muffins.


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  1. You found the blueberries!!! I remember when you lost them. Too funny! This recipe looks really delicious :)

  2. I laughed about your lost blueberries -- I was convinced I left 2 steaks at the grocery store because I could not find them anywhere. They did surface in the freezer about a week later. :)

  3. Glad you found those bluberries!

  4. What a cute post! Sometimes I think we have so much on our minds that we get distracted! I'm glad you found the blueberries because these muffins with the cream cheese, sound wonderful!

  5. taste of home is so fantastic. these muffins look fantastic!

    1. apparently, fantastic is my word of the day! :)

  6. I am assuming that the blueberries go into the cream cheese mixture???

    1. The blueberries are folded into the muffin batter, as a last step in mixing.

  7. Glad you found your berries! I think I lost an avocado in my trunk for about 2 weeks, not good! These muffins, however, look delicious and like the perfect treat! Thanks for sharing!

  8. OK, first of all, the muffins are amazing. Cream cheese and blueberries? Get the spare room ready, I'm movin' in. ;) Second, lol about the lost blueberries! What a great story!

    I kept smelling something in my car last summer, like someone had left food in it. Couldn't find anything. My daughter would get in the car and say, "Mom, it smells like old food in here!" Weeks later, I had to fold up the back seats to haul something....and found the cucumber. Ugh. Weeks earlier when I couldn't find it to add to the salad, I figured I had just forgotten to buy it. :)

    Thanks for a delicious recipe and the funny story!

    Love, Joy

  9. The muffins look and sound amazing!
    My story is even worse than yours. I bought a pack or two of hamburger and at the same time they had my favorite noodles on sale. Yes....they put the hamburger in the bottom of the bag and put all my noodles on top. When I got home I told my husband to put that bag with the noodles in the pantry and I'll put them away later. I didn't even notice I had not put my hamburger in the freezer. Well....I couldn't figure out where the stench was coming from until a few days later when I finally tracked it down. It was NASTY!!!

  10. Fun story! :) The muffins look great... we love blueberries and blueberry muffins are wonderful. :)