Makes 12 muffins.
6 tbls. butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups King Arthur 100% Organic White Wheat Flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1-1/2 to 2 cups (about 1 pint) blueberries, either fresh or frozen
1 tbl. sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, optional
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups generously; a vegetable oil pan spray works well.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until they’re light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well.
4. Stir in the milk and vanilla, mixing only until smooth. Quickly stir in the berries. Note: Frozen berries will probably turn your muffins blue, while fresh will keep the cake part golden.
5. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 to almost full, using all of the batter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
6. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until they’re light golden brown, remove them from the oven, and place the pan on a rack to cool for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, run a knife around the edge of one muffin, and try to lift it out the pan.
Note: These muffins are very tender and, if they don’t cool long enough, they will crumble when you try to remove them from the pan. If the first muffin lifts out of the pan without crumbling, remove all of the muffins and cool them completely on a wire rack.
If the muffin sticks or the top peels off, allow the muffins to cool an additional 10 minutes, then try again.