bon appétit

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When we lived in California, there was a little french bakery down the street from work that made the BEST muffins. I mean seriously….to die for. I could eat a dozen without blinking an eye. Not saying I did….but I totally could. Totally. Since then, it’s been my mission to re-create them. My go-to muffin recipe (and the gluten-free one) is pretty darn good but nothing compared to these. I’m in blueberry heaven. Yummy!

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And the best part? You make the batter the night before so in the morning – Voila! Fresh muffins with minimal effort and your family will think you went to French culinary school overnight.

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french bakery blueberry muffins

adapted from bouchon bakery

muffins:
1 pt french* blueberries (+1 Tbsp flour) *oops! I had “French” on the brain, I guess. This is supposed to say “fresh blueberries.” Fresh. Although, if you could come up with some French ones, that would probably be even better
1/2 C butter, room temperature
2/3 C pure cane sugar
1 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 3/4 C flour
3 Tbsp corn starch
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 C buttermilk, room temperature

topping:
1/4 C raw sugar
5 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp cold butter, cut into cubes
2 tsp cinnamon

1. Toss blueberries in 1 Tbsp flour and put in the freezer.
2. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
3. Stir in molasses, honey, and vanilla. Beat in eggs one and a time.
4. Sift together dry ingredients and add to mixture a little at a time, alternating with buttermilk.
5. Mix until combined, cover and refrigerate overnight (You can make these up to 36 hours in advance. I know, right?!?!)
6. When you’re ready to bake, preheat oven to 425.
7. In small bowl, mix together topping ingredients using a fork. Set aside.
8. Fold blueberries into the batter and pour batter into prepared muffin tin, filling about 3/4 full.
9. Top with a heaping spoonful of topping and pop them in the oven.
10. Lower oven temperature to 350 and bake for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
11. Bon Appetit!

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