Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nigella's Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins


This is my first blog post since I got my new blog design!!   I absolutely LOVE IT!!   I totally recommend using Laura and Natalie over at Eight Days Designs!  They listened to everything I wanted and patiently fixed things I wanted tweaked and ended up giving me exactly the blog I've dreamed of.  A big thank you to Laur and Nat!  Way to go girls!  You rock!

It's funny that my first post since the new design is for Nigella's Blueberry Cornmeal muffins since there are blueberry muffins in the new design. I do have to highly recommend these muffins as well though.  They are fabulous!  The addition of cornmeal makes the top golden and crunchy.  The coarse sugar crystals was my own doing but it really set them off. I wouldn't make them without it.  







Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Adapted from Nigella Lawson

(printable copy)


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
3/4 - 1 cup blueberries

Coarse sugar crystals (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper muffin cups.

In a large bowl, mix the flour cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.

In a another bowl whisk the oil, buttermilk and egg and pour in the dry ingredients.

Stir until just blended (batter will be lumpy) and fold in 1/2 of the blueberries.

Divide batter between muffin cups and top with remaining blueberries and coarse sugar crystals.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12


 To download a copy of this recipe click here.


Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the new design!

11 comments:

  1. Your new design is wonderful! And those Muffins!! Mmmmmmmm! The sugar crystals are the perfect touch!

    Patty @
    Another cookie, please!

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  2. Oooh. Super fancy. And Yummy. ;)

    I hope you'll come by and share one of your recipes at one of my blog party link-ups soon. I have two this week. Today's Sunday Brunch shares breakfast, brunch and lunch recipes HERE.

    For Vegan/Meatless Mondays we'll be sharing Meatless Mains. You can see more information about that party, HERE.

    Hope to see you there soon!

    Kristi @
    Veggie Converter

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  3. It looks fabulous, Mika! Love the addition of the mixer and muffins. Very cute!

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  4. love your new design! it looks great!!

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  5. I really like the new design! The muffins look fantastic, we love cornbread but I have never had it with fruit in it and this sounds devine!! I may even make them today since I am enjoying a lazy day at home. Thanks for the great recipe as always! :)

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  6. this looks super easy, super delicious and I LOVE the new look of your blog!!!

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  7. Stopping by from Sunday blog hop to say hey and I am a new follower!
    http://www.adventuresofamnmom.com/

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  8. These look deliciousssss! I HAVE to try these - a combo of mine and my husband's favorite muffins! How do you like the Jamie Oliver's cookbook you're reading? He's one of my faves! I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Hope you'll stop by and check out my blog :)

    Leah
    californiacallahans.blogspot.com

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  9. I love all of Jamie's books. This one is really good! After I checked it out from the library I went out and bought one! ;)

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