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Sourcream Berry Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

about 1 dozen

Baked in greased muffin cups, this delicious treats bake up beautifully. If you like lemon or want a streusel topping, it's easy to vary this recipe to suit your fancy.—Linda Gilmore, Hampstead, Maryland

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries or blueberries
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add berries and toss gently. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
  3. Berry Cream Lemon Muffins: Prepare muffin recipe as directed, except substitute 1 cup lemon yogurt for the sour cream and add 2 teaspoon grated lemon peel with the vanilla.
  4. Berry Streusel Muffins: Prepare muffin recipe as directed. For topping, combine 3 tablespoons each all-purpose flour and quick-cooking oats, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Cut in 2 tablespoons cold butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Editor's Note: If using frozen berries, do not thaw before using. Berry Cream Lemon Muffins: Prepare muffin recipe as directed, except substitute 1 cup lemon yogurt for the sour cream and add 2 teaspoon grated lemon peel with the vanilla. Berry Streusel Muffins: Prepare muffin recipe as directed. For topping, combine 3 tablespoons each all-purpose flour and quick-cooking oats, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Cut in 2 tablespoons cold butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Editor's Note
If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 241 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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