Jumbo Blueberry Muffins (or Cranberry)
photo by Roxygirl in Colorado
- Ready In:
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (1 teaspoon almond and vanilla extract if you're using cranberries)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon butter flavor extract (don't worry if you don't have it)
- 6 cups flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 8 teaspoons baking powder (yes, 8)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups blueberries (If you want a "true-blue" muffin, mash part of the blueberries) or 4 cups cranberries (If you want a "true-blue" muffin, mash part of the blueberries)
- Mix all ingredients, added the berries once everything is mixed and pour into well-greased muffins tins (I only bake in the jumbo pans).
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes (longer for jumbo).
- Muffins are done when toothpick comes out clean in center.
- Makes 4 dozen muffins.
- Note: When I make cranberry muffins I sprinkle coarse sugar and slivered almonds on top before baking).
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I am very impressed with this recipe. The texture of the muffin is perfect and not overly sweet. I did use the butter extract and it really imparts alot to this recipe I feel. I used fresh blueberries and top the muffins with a sugar/cinnamon/freshly grated nutmeg sprinkling. The dump mixing is great, and the batter is quite thick, so please be prepared to fold the fruit in gently. I think you really could use any fruit in this and it would be fantastic!
I mixed up the batter then divided it in half. Folded in blueberries for one and reconstituted cranberries and chopped walnuts in the other. Result: I liked the cranberry nut muffins better than the blueberry ones. I made this recipe to compare with Kittencal's Muffin Shop Jumbo Blueberry or Strawberry Muffins on this site using the same fold in ingredients and I must say I liked the blueberry muffins better than the cranberry nut ones using that recipe. So now I will use this recipe for cranberry nut muffins and use the other recipe for blueberry muffins! Yum!
Great muffins, and gorgeous, too! Used the Kitchen Aid as suggested. Halved the recipe and got 15 good-sized standard muffins. Nice buttery, crunchy top. Tender inside and full of blueberries. Texture is that of a muffin made with butter though I love the healthfulness of oil. Roxygirl, your picture of the cranberry muffins is beautiful, can't wait to try that version, too. Thanks for a great recipe!
I asked hubby what stars he would rate this and he said 4/5. I asked why not 5? He said honestly, these were good, but heavier in texture than normal. Now I blame my beater! My poor little 2 pronged slow watt baby did the best he could... P.S. I wrote Santa a letter tonight not to forget my Kitchen Aid Mixer... doubt it, but worth a try.. Lovely recipe, thank you for sharing!
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