I have a blueberry problem!
Easy Blueberry Muffins to the rescue.
I have a confession to make. I have a blueberry problem. My problem is that I have a chest freezer full of frozen blueberries. How did this difficulty come about? I have a fruit and vegetable(mostly potatoes) that comes by every few weeks to sell me potatoes. It can be irritating because while his produce is fantastic, I have to say no a lot because there is no way to eat all that he would sell me. It would just go to waste. His strawberries and blueberries are also wonderful.
Last year a friend, well, a friend of a friend, gushed and enthused about their new business making jams and jellies and asked me to order them a couple of flats of blueberries. When the blueberries arrived, this person had vanished! I was stuck with all those blueberries. My family got a lot while they were fresh (so good!) and I froze the rest. The “rest” filled my chest freezer.
I have found the best way to freeze blueberries is in single layers in baking pans.
I have found the best way to freeze blueberries is in single layers in baking pans. Then I put the solid blueberry marbles into Ziploc freezer bags. It takes a while but they don’t get stuck together this way and are easier to measure out for recipes.
Consequently, I now collect recipes for using blueberries. Most of these are baking with blueberries.
Recently I came across a great recipe for blueberry muffins with a streusel topping. They are almost cupcake-like and are very delicious. Bakery Style Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Unable to leave well enough alone I made easy blueberry muffins with a touch of lemon.
I love lemon and I feel it enhances the subtle flavor of blueberries. I am also very fond of freshly grated nutmeg. When nutmeg is freshly grated it has a pronounced citrus scent which seems to be absent from the store bought ground nutmeg. I thought it would add a subtle brightening and warmth to the blueberry lemon combo. I have put a link for a nutmeg grater at the bottom of the page.
It is a very tasty and understated citrusy version of these delicious muffins. The lemon lifts the blueberry flavor without being overpowering. The bonus is they are very easy to throw together and come out of the oven looking like something from the bakery. The streusel topping adds a lovely crunch whichever version you choose to make.