Wild Blueberry Muffins




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Wild Blueberry Muffins with Key Lime Butter ~ wild blueberries are tastier and healthier than their grocery store cousins ~ and these muffins are the ultimate morning treat!

This morning it’s a race against the sun.  I got up early all bright eyed and eager to enjoy the day when, according to all reports, the heat is officially going to break.  Hmmm.  The sun is already awfully intense.  And after several days of record breaking heat you develop a sixth sense about these things…

But I’ve already determined to use the wild blueberries that I picked off a friend’s bush last night.  Cultivated berries can’t compare to these tiny tart wild ones.  No matter that the picking goes pretty slow from a wild bush; the berries are minuscule and don’t hang out in convenient clusters ~ you’ve got to identify and zero in on each and every one.  Never mind that you have to swat Japanese Beetles and other buzzing competitors for your cup and a half of pure joy, all the work just makes your reward that much sweeter.

The key lime butter?  Really just a ploy to distract from the fact that I’m making yet another batch of blueberry muffins.

Wild blueberry muffins with key lime butter
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Wild blueberry muffins with key lime butter

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk, buttermilk, or cream
  • 1 egg
    for the Key Lime Butter
  • 1/2 cup, 1 stick, unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp fresh key lime juice
  • zest of 2 or 3 key limes

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Make the Key Lime Butter: mash together the butter with the zest and lime juice. You can use as much or as little zest as you want, but add the juice sparingly---add only as much juice as your butter will absorb.
  3. Plop the butter on a sheet of waxed paper and roll it up like a little log. Twist the ends like a candy wrapper and chill till firm.
  4. While the butter is chilling make the muffins. Combine the dry ingredients and blueberries in a bowl.
  5. Whisk together the wet ingredients and add to the dry, mixing only until blended.
  6. Scoop into 8 greased muffin tins. Bake for about 25 minutes or until done.
  7. Serve warm with Key Lime Butter

Don’t forget to pin these Wild Blueberry Muffins!

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    Sally @gooddinnermom.com
    February 18, 2016 at 7:03 am

    I have a good friend who loves blueberry muffins more than ANYTHING. I’m making these and delivering with the key lime butter this weekend. Seriously, key lime butter?! He’s going to think I’m so clever… until I tell him it’s not my recipe ;). I think these need to be Easter breakfast, as well. Beautiful pictures as always.

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    Judith
    July 26, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Clearly your finest yet! Wish I was there.

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    Victoria
    July 25, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Oh yummmmmm! We used to summer on Cape Bretton Island Nova Scotia and there were wild blueberry bushes all over the land around the house. I miss that…these muffins look incredible! I had a blueberry muffin disaster this weekend…

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    Young Adventures...
    July 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    What a unique combination. How lucky that you have blueberries right at your fingertips. Have a lovely week!

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    From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    July 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Your photos are wonderful. Wild Maine blueberries are delicious, sorry I just assumed they are from Maine. I will try your recipe and key lime butter.

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    Jane and Lance Hattatt
    July 25, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Hello Sue:
    Summer is indeed wonderful but your breakfast looks to be equally so. We should be delighted to join you, if asked, at any time!

    And thank you. We now have consulted an atlas and have a much clearer idea as to where you are. Have a happy week.

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    Katie
    July 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Mmmmm, that sounds like an amazing combo!

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    Cathy
    July 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Gray Gull Inn move over!