Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blueberry, Almond Muffins for a Rainy Day

What a wet dreary day today.  Everyone's home and rather exhausted so it made sense to turn on the oven and bake.  Juicy plump blueberries, slivered almonds with a dusting of cinnamon and brown sugar made these muffins a treat.

Unfortunately my lovely camera has broken!! I'm bereft! these pictures are courtesy of my i phone, thank goodness for technology!

Blueberry Almond Muffins.

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup ground almonds
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pint of fresh blueberries tossed in a tablespoon of flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup slivered almonds

Heat the oven to 350 F

Line 2, 12 cup muffin trays with paper liners

Melt the butter in the microwave and set aside.

In a large bowl sift the flour and combine with ground almonds, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and sugar.  Stir well to combine.

In another bowl combine eggs, melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla extract.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently combine.

Toss the blueberries in the flour and very gently combine so they don't break and become mushy.

Scoop batter into the muffin cups filling each three quarters full.  Sprinkle over brown sugar and slivered almonds over the top.

Place the muffin trays in the oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until risen and golden.


  1. the addition of ground almonds can only be a good thing, yum! Your iphone takes great photos!!

  2. Even with your iPhone, these look wonderful. Sorry your camera is broken, that stinks!

  3. Those look wonderful and the recipe is a bit different from mine! I'm going to try them! Thank you!

  4. Those muffins look really delicious. The addition of ground almonds makes them sound appealing and I love the lightness that buttermilk gives to recipes. Definitely something to try out on the next rainy day!

  5. iPhone or not, those look fabulous! Hope you get your camera back soon. I know how lost I would be without mine! xxoo

  6. Your phone did a good job with the pics, and you did a great job with these muffins!

  7. The almonds add a lovely touch Mary. These would be perfect for Father's Day. I hope you weekend is off to a good start. Blessings...Mary

  8. Delicious looking muffins! I love baking on rainy days... which we get a lot of here in Oregon!

  9. These look so good, Mary. Happy weekend! xo

  10. Your muffins look beautiful and I'm sure they're delicious. Please let me know what you think of my brownies if you get around to making them today. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

  11. Mary,
    Your muffins are gorgeous, and I would like one for breakfast now! we are going to have a rainy day today, so I'll be baking;)

  12. I'm very sorry for your camera! I hope you get another one very soon, although a lot of times we feel a special love for our things.
    This muffins looks like very delicious. I will have to prepare them and taste them.
    A kiss!

  13. I don't think I like anything better in muffins, cupcakes and cakes than almonds. These look fabulous!

  14. Mary, I adore blueberry muffins and almonds and cinnamon and buttermilk for baking so this recipe of yours is going straight to my Monday morning baking schedule pinned to my fridge door - I will keep you posted on how they turned out for me!
    Thanks for posting this lovely sounding/looking recipe and have a wonderful weekend sans the rain!

    1. Mary, I actually managed to bake these this morning - delicious and moist or "lecker" as my kids said - Hope all is well with you and the girls!!

  15. Just can't beat a blueberry problem is, I can't stop with one!
    SWEET looking muffins, topped with those almonds!!


  16. I had a lovely bluberry muffin today in a local café but this recipe with almonds sounds deliciously different and the rain is back here too!

  17. Well your phone did a great job of taking pics, the muffins look great! Happy Weekend:@)

  18. The almond blueberry combo sounds great. Absolutely ideal for a rainy day!

  19. Sorry to hear about your camera... at least the muffins turned out so wonderful... I bet they could make you forget, even just for a little while!

  20. Look really delicious Mary!!! I love the mix almonds and blueberries!!

  21. What a lovely picture-perfect set of muffins you got there :)
    Looking good, as usual.

    Have a nice week ahead,

  22. These look great - just the thing to brighten the day!

  23. They look super and those almonds are a lovely finishing touch!

  24. These look delectable! Baking and rainy days go perfectly together. Have a great weekend, Mary!

  25. I'm so sorry to hear about your camera.. how awful! On the bright side, I must say I'm impressed by the quality of your iphone photos, they are so much better than anything my android can take.

    Your muffins look wonderful btw. I can't help but feel inspired to bake looking at your photos. I have been trying to avoid flour (no issues with gluten, just dietary), but I'm getting a bit tired of wheat-free alternatives.

    I had a quick look through my pantry and actually have everything I need to try out your great looking recipe! I think those muffins will be nice for breakfast. :)

  26. It is warm and sunny in Utah--but these look delish for a summer day. I do love blueberries in most anything.

  27. beautiful clicks with iphone.I love the addition of almond meal.They look gorgeous.

    thanks for your lovely comments.Happy to follow u.


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