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Here I am again… Finally publishing a recipe…that I started writing last July. 2020 was a doozy, so it’s fine, right? Hah. This is my FAVORITE muffin recipe y’all. It is easy to throw together, great for breakfast or gifting, and goes splendidly with a hot cup of coffee. Since blueberry-picking season is upon us, I felt it was time to send my zesty lemon blueberry muffins with extra crumbles out into the world!
Last year I think we all did a lot more baking — I learned how to make French press coffee. It pairs beautifully with delicious roasted banana bread.
I truly believe our tastebuds change, mature, and learn to love new foods over time AND when foods are presented in a pleasing way. Jon and I are all about trying new foods and learning what new things we like to eat! Once we are able to get involved in preparing our food or trying out new recipes, our tastebuds evolve!
And NOW?! I LOVE blueberries. I love how they can be tart and sweet. (But don’t give me a squishy one – gross) I love learning what herbs and fruits enhance their natural flavors. Enter — my zesty lemon blueberry muffins. And yes, they have an EXTRA crumbly topping.
Have you ever been to a blueberry tree farm? We went last year and have plans to go again this summer. It was delightful! ???? We ate as many as could while filling buckets. Highly recommend taking littles on a blueberry-picking adventure! Look at all the colors and texture from this branch I snipped! I had no idea blueberry trees were so beautiful. If you’re local to RDU/Cary/Holly Springs — we went to Young’s Pond Berry Farm.
The fresh lemon zest in these blueberry muffins highlights the sweet, tartness of the blueberries. I love how the blueberries explode in the muffins and drip down the crumbles.
I love to give these muffins as part of a meal train, or make brunch extra special for neighbors. They are a perfect homemade treat!