What’s better than sleeping in on a Saturday? Waking up and making muffins from scratch is just about the only thing we can think of. Looks like we just found your weekend plans! You’ll need a good recipe, though, so take a look at this one from Will Cook For Smiles and see if it suits your fancy. A little splash of vanilla and a pop of blueberries can make any day better.
You probably won’t even have to buy very much to make these muffins. You’ll need flour, baking powder, baking soda, an egg, vanilla bean, granulated sugar, butter, buttermilk, and blueberries. You probably have most of that already, so take a quick trip to the store and get your remaining needed items.
Pro tip: if you’ve never handled a vanilla bean before, you might find yourself confused. Here’s a quick how-to so you can go into the process prepared. Cut a slit into the pod up and down, and split it open. Using a abutter knife, run the utensil down the bean to scrape out the seeds inside.
Preheat your oven to 350, and then go ahead and prepare a muffin pan by spraying it with cooking spray. Then, combine your egg, sugar, melted butter, vanilla bean seeds, and buttermilk by whisking them all together. Now add your dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Keep it moving until you get a thick and fluffy batter. For the final touch, add in your blueberries. Using a measuring cup or a tablespoon, fill the muffin pan with the batter about 3/4 of the way. Bake them for 30-35 minutes, and enjoy the free smells.
As tempting as we know it will be, don’t dig in right away — let them cool before you pop them out. After about 5-10 minutes they’ll still be warm, but they won’t fall apart. Add a dollop of butter on top and you’re in business.
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You now have the main ingredient for a perfect lazy Saturday. Add in some cozy PJs, a warm blanket, and your favorite movie, and you have the makings of a great day!