Blueberry Cranberry Buttermilk Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

by FoodBabbles on January 16, 2012

This week, we’re shaking off the indulgences of the holiday season and embracing the new year with a healthier muffin. No more decadent chocolate concoctions, eggnog and gingerbread creations will have to wait until next year. No, this week we are getting back to basics. In my eyes, the good ol’ blueberry muffin in its simplicity is everything a muffin should be and that’s the muffin we’re visiting this week for Muffin Monday.

Before I started making weekly muffins, if I went out and purchased one or made one at home it would likely be a blueberry muffin in my hands 99% of the time. I just love moist cake around plump, juicy blueberries. Now, I’ve opened up my eyes to all the muffin possibilities out there thanks to my participation in Muffin Mondays but I still love a classic like the blueberry muffin.

These blueberry muffins have buttermilk in them which I just absolutely love. I want to put buttermilk in just about anything and everything. I love the flavor it lends to a recipe. I really love pancakes and if they have a blueberry spin to them, even better. These are kind of like blueberry buttermilk pancakes in muffin form. I also added dried cranberries to mine because I like the cranberry blueberry combo plus these are supposed to be a little healthier so I kicked up the antioxidants for ya! Surely, you will enjoy these muffins. They were a huge hit with my little muffin eater, Maddy since blueberries and cranberries are some of her favorite things.



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Blueberry Cranberry Buttermilk Muffins Adapted from A Bakers’ Kitchen

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup dried cranberries

– Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a muffin pan with paper liners.

– In a bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla.

– In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

– Remove 1 tablespoon of the dry ingredients and toss it with the blueberries and cranberries to coat.

– Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently mix just until combined. Do no over mix.

– Gently fold in the blueberries and cranberries.

– Evenly fill 12 muffin cups.

– Bake 20-25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

– Move muffins to a wire rack to cool.

– Enjoy!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Barbie January 16, 2012 at 4:23 am

I love love love the crust on your muffins, Kate!

I totally agree with you on the buttermilk — I used half yogurt and half buttermilk on my muffins and they were just so great! Sometimes I think I already have buttermilk addiction haha.


FoodBabbles January 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

Oh I love the idea of half yogurt and half buttermilk!! Gotta give that a try


Baker Street January 16, 2012 at 6:53 am

I love a good crust outside and soft muffins inside. I used yogurt but totally trying buttermilk the next time. 🙂


FoodBabbles January 16, 2012 at 11:37 am

Yes! I loved these muffins. I’ve made a blueberry loaf with yogurt in the past here and so decided to give buttermilk a try. It was a wonderful addition!


elena @3greenonions January 16, 2012 at 7:08 am

another buttermilk lover here:) it does something wonderful to muffins doesn’t it:)


FoodBabbles January 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

Oh my goodness, yes!! I think buttermilk does something wonderful to just about anything 🙂


Berniebakes January 16, 2012 at 7:50 am

Been following ur blog… amazing food. pls give measurement in metric pls as my sunday school class would love this muffin


FoodBabbles January 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

Thanks so much! I actually have no clue what the metric measurements would be. I’m sorry!


Sammi Richardson January 16, 2012 at 9:10 am


These muffins look wonderful! I’m a big fan of blueberries. I work for Kamut International. I bet these muffins would be equally as tasty if made with Kamut wheat flour. Yum!

Thanks for sharing!


FoodBabbles January 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

I’m sure using wheat flour would definitely be equally tasty! And an even healthier way to make them.


Stay-At-Home-Chef January 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Blueberry muffins are a true classic! I added lemon zest and wish I’d thought to add buttermilk too…that would really have given these muffins a nice tang. But the yogurt was good! Happy Muffin Monday 🙂


@Mango_Queen January 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Your blueberry muffins look so delish! No matter how simple the recipe, they’re terrific aren;t they? Thanks for the blog-love & RTs! So kind of you. Have a great Monday & week ahead!


foodwanderings January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Aww you are a part of muffin Monday An initiated, Yours look fantastic absolutely adorable!


FoodBabbles January 19, 2012 at 7:28 am

Thank you so much!


Annapet (@thedailypalette) January 20, 2012 at 12:22 am

Oh, my! So happy to bake with you! I have to make another batch! I do love cranberries, too! 😉 Sorry I am terribly late here…Work gets in the way ;-).


FoodBabbles January 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Ha! I hear you, I always have trouble finding time to make sure I leave everyone comments. Not because of work, but because of the kids 🙂


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