Blueberry Lemon FAGE Muffins

April 8, 2009 · 18 comments · Print This Post

in Baked Goods, Breakfast, Muffins

Blueberry Lemon FAGE Muffins

Height. Volume. Luster. These are usually adjectives that we use to describe what we wish our hair looked like on a daily basis (see Blake Lively for a real life example) but in this instance I experienced all three of these lovely words in conjunction with a muffin and it appears I owe it all to FAGE Greek Yogurt. These blueberry-lemon treats popped out of the oven looking like the baked goods version of a Pantene commercial. Fluffy, moist, tender: this batch of muffins was almost too good to be true. In fact I may forgo the use of sour cream in baked good indefinitely in favor of FAGE, especially if it continues to yield such luscious results. By the way, if you lean in and listen very closely you might just be able to hear a muffin whisper, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”

If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing FAGE in your own home then you’re in for a very delicious treat. BlogHer is currently giving away a case of FAGE to one lucky individual each day until May 6, 2009. For more details about the giveaway and some additional information about my love of FAGE please click here.

Blueberry Lemon FAGE Muffins
Makes 14 Muffins (Annoyingly enough).

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups FAGE yogurt (Erin’s Note: You can use any flavor but I used Fage 0%)
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup dried blueberries
2 lemons; juiced

Directions:
First pour the dried blueberries into a bowl. Then add the freshly squeezed lemon juice to the blueberries. Allow them to soak while you continue with the rest of the recipe.

Preheat the oven to 375ºF and prepare your muffin tin with paper cups. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the sugar, FAGE yogurt, eggs, melted butter, vanilla and lemon zest. Beat until thoroughly mixed. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Do not over mix. Thoroughly strain the blueberries and discard the lemon juice. Gently fold in the blueberries and scoop the batter into the muffin tins, filling each cup about two thirds full. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the tops are browned, and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool slightly in the pan. Then remove them and serve warm.

Blueberry Lemon FAGE Muffins

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1 Alejandra April 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I love Fage! I prefer the full-fat version as it has such a great mouthfeel. I definitely would like to try out this recipe. They came out beautifully! Yogurt is so lovely in baked goods…

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2 Julie April 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Gawd, I love Fage yogurt! This is a great recipe–will bookmark it!

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3 snooky doodle April 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm

oh I want one!! they look so delicious :)

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4 kristina April 8, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I’ve been searching long and hard for the perfect blueberry muffin recipe, and judging from the pictures (and your description) this sounds like the one! I’m printing it out now! K x

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5 Monica H April 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I was just thinking about making lemon blueberry muffins with Fage….I wanted them anyway :-)

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6 Maria April 8, 2009 at 9:18 pm

The muffins look so tasty! They scream spring!

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7 Elyse April 8, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Pantene muffins! Love it. I love that you used Greek yogurt in these. How fabulous! And man, those adjectives above can’t even begin to describe how awesome these muffins look. I’m a total sucker for a good blueberry muffin :)

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8 RobynT April 8, 2009 at 11:48 pm

sounds and looks so good! does anyone know if yogurt’s live cultures survive the baking process? i’m thinking probably not… what about cooking (heating)?

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9 heidileon April 9, 2009 at 5:12 am

what can I say when it’s all said? I also happens to love muffins and FAGE (o% is my fav) so def this recipe is a must try.

thanks!

p.s is my first time in your blog and I’m already loving it. Congratulations you have such a guapo (beautiful) blog

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10 Kelly April 9, 2009 at 11:10 am

I love the lemon and blueberry combination so these sound fantastic. I also happen to have a lot of yogurt on hand so I may have to make some of these. Mmmmm.

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11 Kathy - Panini Happy April 9, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I would absolutely love for my blueberry muffins to come out as buoyant as Blake Lively’s hair – hooray for Fage!

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12 Hillary April 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

These are great! Love the flavor and I like how you used yogurt. I swear, ricotta or yogurt can make baked products so moist…Here is a list of other things you can do with Fage yogurt.

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13 farida April 10, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Your muffins look lovely! My daughter would them all:)

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14 farida April 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I meant to say she would eat them all:)

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15 ttfn300 April 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm

ooh, fabulous! i usually eat my greek yogurt before it makes it way into anything else :)

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16 Tammy April 14, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Ooooh, these look yummy. Great post. I laughed out loud at your pantene comment! ;)

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17 nithya at hungrydesi April 19, 2009 at 12:11 am

these look simply delicious! i love FAGE yogurt and have been having the 2% with peaches and 0% with honey for breakfast. yum!

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18 Cat April 26, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I followed the directions exactly, and used 0% Fage and they came out really rubbery (but still delish)
Any thoughts on how to avoid that in the future?

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