Muffin Monday: Simple Blackberry Muffins


Yeah, muffins, looking good.


  • 2 cups of White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Cardamon
  • 1 stick of softened Butter
  • 3/4 cups of Sugar (plus 2 tablespoon for topping)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Skim Milk
  • 2 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 cup chopped Blackberries


1. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep 12 muffin cups (OK this took 12 regular cups plus one large cup… so BONUS muffin!)

2. In a large bowl stir the Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, and Cardamon together.

3. In a smaller bowl cream together the Butter and Sugar. Add the Eggs, and carefully add in the Milk and Almond Extract.

4. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until smooth.

5. Gently incorporate the Blackberries.

in muffin cups

The muffin batter topped with a bit a of sugar and ready to go in the oven. Is it me, or does the one on the bottom left kind of look like a muffin Angry Bird chick?

6. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin cups.

7. Sprinkle with the additional sugar.

8. Bake for 25  minutes until tops are golden brown and muffins pass the toothpick test.

Beauty Shot

My crack team of tasters at dinner tonight really enjoyed these muffins when I brought them out for dessert. Gerri — who claimed she was too full to eat a whole muffin and asked for a half. Then she ate that and slyly went into the kitchen and got the second half.

Mikey proclaimed that “the moisture level was just right and the sugar on top was a nice counter balance to the tartness of the berries.” He also liked the balance of sweet, sour and spice with the cardamon.

Bill summed it up with “Yummy…”


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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