Blueberry muffins are a classic with good reason! This recipe is made rich and moist by using cultured buttermilk. Orange zest adds a fresh twist. You love these for your next breakfast or teatime!
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Ingredients you will need:
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
¾ cups sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1½ cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
½cup melted butter
zest of 1/2 orange
1 cup blueberries
Quick tips on baking with kids:
Baking with my kids is really fun, but there are always few things I consider to avoid the festivities turning into mayhem. First, I make sure we have all the ingredients before sounding the “we’re baking” alarm!
My bigger kids can get things down from a cupboard, but when I am baking with my toddlers I take time to gather up and set out all the ingredients and supplies, like bowls, mixing spoons, and the pan. Then I don’t have to walk away from the “helpers” and leave room for a potential disaster (or, let’s be honest, a fight over who gets to stir the batter!)
If I’m working with the smaller kids, I will often pre-measure some of more messy ingredients like the flour and sugar, but still let them measure the smaller things like salt and vanilla. That way they don’t get frustrated and it keeps the pace moving.
My older kids can read the directions and know how to measure, so they need much less help. But of course I put them to work “teaching” the littler kids how to mix and measure as well! They LOVE taking on the role of teacher!
I chat through each step of the process and give a really quick explanation of why that ingredient is important! This isn’t a science lesson for us, because the purpose of it is to have fun. But it is AMAZING how much information they will retain when they are getting their hands and brains engaged with the info!
Last, I don’t worry about messes. I do ask them to help me put the dishes away and wipe up afterwards, but I know it’s messy and that’s just ok. It’s worth it.
And of course, if they wish to, I let them serve me the goodies they have made. They love this part, and they are so proud of their creations and being able to serve them to mom and dad. I let them make crooked cuts and be proud of their work!
Preheat your oven to 350℉.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla and mix well with a whisk. The batter will be fairly thick. Last, mix in the orange zest and the blueberries (It best to use a wooden spoon to fold in the blueberries.)
Spoon into a cupcake pan, using paper liner, or butter each cupcake cup very well.
Bake at 350℉ for about 25 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. This recipe make one dozen muffins.
And that’s all there is to it! We hope that you and your family love this recipe!