Bake up a sweet batch of muffins perfect for any day. These Lemon Blueberry Muffins have that sweet-tart lemon flavor with bits of juicy, sweet blueberries. It’s a beautiful combination.
When I was in high school, I had a close group of friends who always hung out together. As groups of friends go, we weren’t always all the best of friends — there were ebbs and flows, just like any relationship. But one thing was certain: when we got together, we all had a ton of fun.
One of those friends was Lisa. She was an honors student who loved English class just like me. We had most of our classes together, except for language — she was a French student, I was a Spanish one. So, we spent a lot of time together in and out of school. When I think of her, one thing that sticks out in my mind is her absolute love of Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. I smile just thinking about her waxing poetic about their many virtues.
Now me? I don’t think I had eaten — let alone heard of — lemon poppy seed anything before her. But once I tried them, I discovered that they were every bit as good as she said. However, unlike Lisa, I just couldn’t bear the idea of poppy seeds getting caught in my teeth (call me vain … ok, I probably was). So, I didn’t eat them often.
Last week though, my local supermarket’s bakery had mini muffins on sale and I picked up a package. I’d almost forgotten how much I love the sweet lemony flavor … mmm. But something struck me as I ate them: I still really don’t like the poppy seeds. I could totally do without them, in fact. That got me thinking about how I could have my lemon without the hassle of the seeds …
The answer? Blueberries. I mean, sure, you could make the muffins sans any additions. But what fun would that be?I am sure it would taste perfectly fine without them, but I don’t want fine … I want something that makes you swoon.
And really … lemon and blueberry are two flavors that really go well together. Aren’t they? Well, my kids and I thought so. I think you will too.