Muffin Monday: Cinnamon Blueberry Amaretto Muffins


Written & photographed by
Stay-At-Home-Chef

I’m back baby! Due to the typical busyness of summer I’ve unfortunately had to take a few weeks off from Muffin Mondays. But thank you to all of the readers who sent me concerned emails worried I was retiring from the world of muffins. Glad to see you are as addicted to this monthly venture as I am!

This week’s recipe is for a no frills blueberry muffin. Hailing from Gourmet, it showcases the beauty of a simple muffin. The batter itself is straightforward, and in terms of flavour the berries are paired purely with cinnamon.

I dusted the blueberries with the flour mix in order to prevent discolouration of the muffins during the baking process, which also helps keep them suspended in the batter rather than sinking to the bottom. The only change I made to this recipe was in terms of the sweetener, substituting amaretto flavoured agave nectar for the brown sugar.

These muffins disappeared at the speed of light! In fact, I must apologize for the lack of well-styled final glamour shots of these muffins, but what you see is what I got to take before the hands of my hubby and kids made a grab for them. And I couldn’t blame them. They were completely addictive! A muffin that is simple in flavour and texture should never be underestimated. And the subtle sweet almond flavour from the amaretto went perfectly with the blueberries and cinnamon.

Bring on a second batch!

For a copy of this week’s Muffin Monday recipe, please click here

Don’t forget to visit Baker Street’s site and be sure to check out what the other food bloggers have baked up this week!

Muffin Monday is an initiative by Baker Street. A culinary journey of sharing a wickedly delicious muffin recipe every week. Drop in a quick line to join her on her journey to make the world smile and beat glum Monday mornings week after week.

6 comments on “Muffin Monday: Cinnamon Blueberry Amaretto Muffins

  1. Oohh, amaretto flavoring! I don’t have agave nectar so I will be rooting around in the liquor cabinet to make these divine muffins. You have opened a world of (boozy) possibilities to me. And I thank you.

    Glad you are back!

    Stacy

  2. Jennie on said:

    These muffins look so good. I didn’t know there was amaretto flavored agave floating around out in the world. I’m going to have to buy a bottle- sounds delish!

    Happy #MuffinMonday

    XO,
    The Messy Baker

  3. Kate | FoodBabbles on said:

    Wow! I love the addition of amaretto agave nectar. I bet the flavor of these was amazing!

  4. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks Jennie – I highly recommend getting your hands on the amaretto flavoured agave nectar…it’s addictive! And sooooo good in coffee as a sugar substitute :)

  5. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Stacy these muffins would be fabulous with straight-up amaretto! The flavour pairing with blueberries was such a pleasant surprise…will definitely be making these again. Thanks for your comment!

  6. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Kate the amaretto was perfect with these muffins! I would never have thought to give this particular flavour combo a try but wowsa did it turn out great :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

HTML tags are not allowed.