old fashioned blueberry muffins





Having our girls and their guys with us for the weekend was the closest thing I can imagine heaven to be. Sixty hours of non-stop kissing, hugging, eating, Prosecco sipping, secret sharing, work venting, wedding planning chaos. It was perfect!

There’s a gentle madness that takes over our family when we are together. We are so rarely in the same city now that when it happens we collectively want to stop time. Since that’s not possible, we settle for jamming in as much ‘Hooton family quality time‘ as we can. Exactly what that is constantly changes. What doesn’t change is how complete we feel when the five of us are together. All of the crumbles get fixed. Not be design but rather by osmosis. Five very different busy people who feed each others souls in a profoundly quiet way.

I got up early Saturday morning so that I could have hot blueberry muffins waiting for the girls when they woke up. I love being the mom…

Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins

Preheat oven 400*F

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup margarine, softened
1 ¼ cups white sugar
2 extra-large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla
½ cup buttermilk
3 cups blueberries

Sift flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together and set aside

Beat margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy

Add eggs, one at a time, beating until light

Add vanilla and beat well

Add flour mixture and buttermilk, alternatively by thirds – mix well

Fold in blueberries

Divide batter between 12 greased or paper lined muffin cups

Bake muffins for 10 minutes then reduce oven to 375*F

Check 15 minutes later – muffins should be golden and baked through.

THE LOVE: If you use frozen berries, allow the muffins a little more time in the oven.

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one year ago: lemon thyme ice cream

two years ago: chocolate mousse cake

Thanks for reading.

  • Beautiful…love the muffins too!

  • Tanya

    And what a Mom you are! I hope our girls turn out as lovely as yours….XO

  • I love nutmeg in blueberry muffins! These look yummy. I used to make muffins for my kids on cold school mornings.
    The thing that I love about your blog is the way your joy in being a mom shines through. Like you, I cook because I love. I am never inspired to cook for myself alone! And my favorite ones to cook for are my kids…nothing like it! Thanks for sharing! ~ Sheila

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  • Penny Wolfe

    They look great and I swear I could almost smell them! Go great with my tea right now!! I like to had a little lemon zest in mine. (I just bought a big bag of lemons – I’m putting lemon in everything lately!)

  • Sue Allen

    I made these the day you posted the recipe. Dave loved them, and asked today if I could make more. I don’t have the heart to tell them it’s not his Mother’s recipe.