Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blueberry Crumble Muffins - Butter vs Oil

It's been a hectic week, a rollercoaster week, but it ended really well. I'm heartened, encouraged and very thankful that it did. Looking forward to more good things coming my way :).

Reading through Okashi once again, the blueberry muffin recipe caught my eye. Most likely because of the delicious looking picture, but also because of its lovely brown hue spotted with cream coloured crumble topping. Honestly, I'd always preferred muffins made with oil, as they tend to yield softer, fluffier muffins that I can keep for days without turning hard. I also tend to prefer the muffin method of mixing which blends the wet and dry ingredients separately before combining them together. This particular muffin recipe goes against all of that, using butter in place of oil, and the creaming method instead of the muffin method. It was easy enough to put together and the recipe made just the right amount for 6 muffins.

This recipe yields denser muffins which taste best warm. I love the buttery crumble topping with the added ground almounds cos it gave the muffins a nice crunch. Taste wise, I still prefer my muffins made with oil and the muffin method.

Nevertheless, blueberry muffins are always great for breakfast!


  1. The crumble looks really cute! I'm a fan of oil muffins and 'wet-dry' method as well. I've also learnt to love buttermilk in bakes, particularly cakes. It makes it so moist!

  2. They kinda look like mushrooms don't they? Haha. I love your muffins! They always look so yummy...will try your chocolate chip recipe one day. And i shall try buttermilk too! It's kinda expensive in supermarts here....hence the hesitance...

  3. Your muffins look delish, Allie! And your cupcake liners are adorable!

    Anyway thought I would add my two cents worth on buttermilk. I usually 'make' my own by combining 1 tbsp of lemon juice with enough milk to make a cup and let it stand for a couple of minutes. The milk will thicken a little and it makes for a really good and cheap substitution for buttermilk.

  4. Thank you! I love these liners too :).

    That's a great suggestion! Sounds easy enough and it's a much cheaper alternative. Shall try that sometime!



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