Starbucks’ muffins are delicious, but let’s say it out loud, they’re a bit expensive. After all, as you’re about to discover, they’re effortless to make and relatively inexpensive! So, why wouldn’t you make your own blueberry muffins for yourself and your family? Let’s do it!
The secret behind Starbucks muffins is that they really use the good stuff, high-quality ingredients, from the butter to the blueberries, and you can tell. We’re doing the same thing; there’s no cutting corners here — buy nice ingredients, and your muffins will turn out formidable!
To make these fluffy two-biters, you’ll need a muffin tin and a few muffin liners. That’s about it for the hardware, along with a few mixing bowls and a stand mixer, if you have one.
For the ingredients, this is a fairly standard recipe that calls for butter, sugar, eggs, all-purpose flour, vanilla extract and the likes.
The unique ingredients here are the yogurt, which gives creaminess and a slight tang to the muffins, fresh blueberries, the stars of the show, and lemon zest. I guess this makes the muffins from Starbucks so complex and sophisticated!
The last step has to do with coarse sugar dusting. You’ve surely noticed, the original muffins have sweet specks on top; well, that’s the sugar.
Line a 12-muffin tray with muffin liners and set it aside.
In a stand mixer, churn the butter with the sugar until frothy.
Add the eggs one at a time, continue with the yogurt and vanilla extract.
In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, lemon zest and salt.
Fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
Add the blueberries, blend and pour the mixture evenly into the muffin liners without over-filling.
Dust the muffins with granulated sugar.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Let the muffins cool down before unmolding.