Easy Recipe: Delicious Blueberry Lemon Muffins #CookwithSpreads

This easy recipe is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever. All opinions are my own.

With so many great recipes to make with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, I had a really hard time choosing the one I would make. Fate kind of chose for me. I had planned on making delicious chocolate covered fruit. It seemed like such an easy recipe at the time! I bought all the ingredients, got out my fondue pot (because I never have a chance to use it!) and got started. Well, it was an epic fail on massive proportions. I’m not sure if I bought the wrong kind of chocolate, let it get too hot, didn’t get it hot enough, or what. The chocolate dip turned into a grainy, nasty blob. Not exactly the look I was going for.

Easy Recipe: Delicious Blueberry Lemon Muffins

So there I was, a deadline approaching and no real time to run to the store. I knew I needed an easy recipe  with very clear instructions. Back to the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter website to look for recipes! I found this awesome Blueberry Muffin recipe and thought “hey, I have blueberries, and I’m pretty sure I have the rest of the stuff, so this will work!” The only thing I didn’t have was lemon zest, because I’m not really sure what that is. I did have lemon extract, though! I’m not sure why, but I have it!  So I managed to turn their recipe into something a little different without completely goofing it. Go me!

Easy Recipe: Blueberry Muffins with a Hint of Lemon

Now, it’s important to note that when I say its an easy recipe, I mean it. Unlike the other writers here at OurFamilyWorld, who all seem to be culinary geniuses (seriously, have you seen our amazing recipe section? I am always in awe!), I’m what you would call a novice cook. I can bake okay, though!

Ingredients for this amazingly easy recipe
Easy Recipe: Delicious Blueberry Lemon Muffins Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (plus a small handful extras, I like mine to have a lot of blueberries!)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® All Purpose Sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

The original recipe called for a whole stick of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! I misread it and thought it said 1/2 stick. I panicked the entire time the muffins were in the oven, thinking “oh no, another epic fail!” Well, they still came out perfect! If you prefer to follow directions, go ahead and add the whole stick. Just know that it’s fine with half of that.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and get your muffin pan all ready. Either line it with muffin liners or spray it with cooking spray.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl.
  • Combine the butter, sugar, eggs and extracts into a larger bowl.
  • Toss the blueberries in a bit of the flour mixture and put in a small bowl.
  • Get your milk out and leave it in the cup next to your work area.
  • Mix all the bowls, along with the milk, together into the wet ingredients bowl. Technically, you’re supposed to “fold” them in. I don’t know how to fold ingredients. I just dump half, stir, then dump the rest and stir. It works just as well as this fancy “folding” thing. When you get to this point, you’ll notice two things. First, your batter is pretty thick. This should have been the signal that I didn’t add enough of something. Second, you have a lot of batter! This recipe makes very nice-sized muffins. Not quite monster muffins, but pretty close!

Easy Recipe: Delicious Blueberry Lemon Muffins Raw Batter

  • Use a tablespoon (preferably not the one you did the mixing with, because if you’re like me, you tasted the batter despite the fact that you know you’re not supposed to eat anything with raw eggs in it) to drop batter into your prepared muffin tin. Fill them up! I filled mine almost to the top.
  • Bake for 23 minutes, or until the top is a nice golden, done-looking color. Or, you know, you could do that fancy “toothpick in the center to see if it comes out clean trick.” I prefer to just wing it.

Prefer to watch the directions in video format? I have one of those for you too! I’ll tell you right now, though, that I get really nervous on video. I also sound like I’m about 12 years old. Still, it was fun to make!

Easy Recipe: Delicious Blueberry Lemon Muffins on Plate

Ta-da! This easy recipe makes 12 delicious blueberry muffins with just a hint of lemon to give it a little flavor boost. I am so proud of how they turned out! I’ve never made blueberry muffins from scratch before! Thanks to I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter! I stepped outside my boxed-food comfort zone and come up with something really yummy! Plus, there’s no compromising on taste when you use I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter! instead of regular butter. I love that I’m getting a good amount of my Omega-3′s in these muffins without the added trans fats.

Easy Recipe: Delicious Blueberry Lemon Muffins Inside View

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About Nicole Etolen

Nicole Etolen is the Editor-In-Chief of OurFamilyWorld and its sister site, MyKidsGuide. She is also a blogger and former Certified Nurses Aide. She's been writing most of her life and realized that she could combine her writing talents with her medical knowledge to help others in a new way. Nicole is also the owner of PrettyOpinionated.com. When she's not writing 12 hours a day, she enjoys reading and spending time with her very cool son.

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  8. Tara Martin says:

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  10. Chili Parmesan Popcorn & Peanuts

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  12. Jessie C. says:

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  13. Amanda Sakovitz says:

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  14. D SCHMIDT says:

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  19. Andrea D. says:

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    Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli.

  21. want to try roasted cod w/ bell peppers

  22. Jennifer B says:

    I would love the Apple Maple Upside-Down Cake

  23. Cynthia R says:

    would like to try Loaded Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

  24. I’d like to try Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli

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  26. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

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  28. Rachael Juedes says:

    Sauteed Vegetables

  29. Shirley says:

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  31. Jennifer says:

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  32. Diane Cooper says:

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  37. Stephanie Ann says:

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  54. Would love to try the Shallot & Thyme Buttery Compound recipe!

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  67. Danielle B says:

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  77. I would like to try the Lemony Walnut-Crusted Fish Fillets

  78. Paula V says:
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  81. Emily Wells says:

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    Garlicky Chicken Sandwich

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  95. I want to try the Cinnamon-Walnut Power Bars!

  96. I’d like to try Lemony Walnut-Crusted Fish Fillets

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  98. Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread

  99. courtney b says:

    I like the breakfast pizza

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  101. amy pugmire says:

    I would love to try the Lemony Walnut-Crusted Fish Fillets

  102. I’d love to try the Parmesan-Crusted Sweet Potato Fries

  103. These muffins look so good! I’d like to try the Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Breasts recipe, too!

  104. Austin Baroudi says:

    I’d like to try the Lemony Walnut-Crusted Fish Fillets.

  105. Jennifer M says:

    Delicious One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

  106. I’d like to try the Chili Parmesan Popcorn & Peanuts

  107. Nichol Tone says:

    the classic macaroni and cheese

  108. Debra Guillen says:
  109. The cinnamon walnut power bars look yummy!

  110. Brandi Price says:

    The one bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  111. Yum! My kids would love the baked fingers!

  112. Lemony Walnut-Crusted Fish Fillets

  113. Barbara Montag says:

    I’d like to make Stuffed Chicken With Goat Cheese – thank you.

  114. I’d like to try Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Breasts

  115. Cinnamon-Walnut Power Bars looks awesome!

  116. I’d try the Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli

  117. I’d like to try Creamy Shrimp Risotto!

  118. shelley says:

    sweet pea autumn casserole

  119. ashley tuckett says:

    one bowl chocolate chip cookies

  120. baked chicken fingers

  121. Courtnie says:

    Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Breasts

  122. Kim Henrichs says:

    Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread

  123. I’d like to try Creamy Shrimp Risotto!

  124. Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Breasts look yummy!

  125. Glenna F says:

    The Coffee-Infused cupcakes with frosting sound yummy.

  126. I would love to try and make the Greek Garlic-Oregano Roasted Chicken Dinner looks so yummy!

  127. Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Breasts

  128. I would love to try Sweet Potato Pie!

  129. Kamla L. says:

    I would love to try the Butternut Squash & Mushroom Lasagna

  130. Christy says:

    I’d like to try the Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli

  131. jessica edwards says:

    coffee infused cupcakes

  132. Margot C says:

    It’s Good to Know! I like that Chicken Sandwiches with Basil Aioli recipe!

  133. Stephanie G says:

    The grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli look delicious

  134. lemony walnut crusted fish fillets

  135. Susan Christy says:

    I want to try the One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  136. I’d love to try the Baked Chicken Fingers

  137. Heather Swarthout says:

    Roasted Cod with Bell Peppers, yum!

  138. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    I’d love to try the Garlicky Chicken Sandwich.

  139. I’d like to try the coffee-infused chocolate cupcakes.

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  141. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I’d love to try the Dutch baby pancakes. We got to try some pancakes at a restaurant this past weekend and I’d like to try to see if they would end up the same!

  142. pinky sade says:

    I would love to try the Delicious One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

  143. amanda whitley says:

    i wanna try the Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli

  144. The tortilla crusted chicken breast sounds lovely.

  145. Victoria Carlson says:

    Would love to try the Apple-Pecan Stuffing! Sounds absolutely delicious!

  146. BonnieP says:

    I would like to try the cinnimon walnut power bars

  147. I would love to try the Chili Parmesan Popcorn & Peanuts, yummy!

  148. Cassandra Eastman says:

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  149. coffee infused chocolate cupcakes

  150. marian boll says:

    Classic Mac and Cheese

  151. Renee s says:

    Cinnamon-Walnut Power Bars— sounds like a great on the go snack!

  152. Christine Sutor says:

    The Garlisky Chicken sandwich recipe!!

  153. Chili Parmesan Popcorn & Peanuts!

  154. Sarah VM says:

    I’d like to try the Cinnamon Walnut Power Bars.

  155. I’d like to try the Dutch Baby Pancakes

  156. Sauteed Vegetables

  157. I would love to try the Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli.

  158. I’d like to try the Cinnamon-Walnut Power Bars

  159. I would like to try the Garlic Smashed Potato Cakes.

  160. Carolsue says:

    The Garlicky Chicken Sandwich sounds good to me!

  161. I would like to try the Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli.

  162. Krista W. says:

    I’d like to try cod & bell peppers!

  163. slrozell says:

    Sweet & Nutty Snack Chips!

  164. Casey Olson says:

    everything

  165. I would try the roasted cod with bell peppers!

  166. The Cinnamon-Walnut Power Bars.

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