These Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Glaze are perfectly fluffy and moist. You will love them because in every bite there is a mix of sweet juice from the blueberries bursting as you bite into them then with a hint of lemon. The lemon glaze drizzle over the top really makes them an all-time favourite.
These muffins can be prepared in 35 minutes from start to finish. If you like Lemon Blueberry Muffins, then you might also want to try these great Lemon-Blueberry Recipes:
But First! The view from the kitchen window
We have been blessed with a pear tree that is located within view of the kitchen window. We have a bird feeder set up below it and they are so entertaining to watch. My day started with working on the blog, then having morning coffee on the back deck with Tim. We both could not take our eyes off this pear tree. It is simply stunning!
the story behind she's not cookin'
My in-laws, Kelvin & Lynda owned a cottage at Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada. 'Sauble' as we call it has an amazing beach with a wonderful community and just a great place to spend time in the summer camping or at a cottage, especially with kids.
Kelvin & Lynda had guests up one weekend at the cottage with young children. They came back with a funny story about one of the young boys who had spent the weekend there with them.
It had been a long day at the cottage and this little boy came into the cottage to check on dinner. Lynda was relaxing with a glass of wine and reading her book. Everyone else was sitting outside relaxing as well and the young boy stuck his head out the door and loudly said 'she's not cookin'!!!!
This continued through the day and when my in-laws returned to Hamilton, ON and told us the story we all had a good laugh. Precocious, but cute and funny.
Fast forward to my 6-day-a-week Retail Management position and insert sore feet and a weary mind. My drive home was about a ½ hour and I would turn on my bluetooth and call home to let Tim know that I was on my way.
We would talk about dinner plans (we're not one of these families with 5 meals prepped in the freezer and a 7-day meal plan 🙂 ). He would toss around ideas, then I would say "well, SHE'S NOT COOKIN'!!". It became a running joke with our family anytime we discussed who was making any of the meals. Even a simple task like putting toast in the toaster could evoke a 'she's not cookin' shout-out.
Some days, I would simply send a text from work saying "she's not cookin'" and I would receive a photo of a delicious meal ready in the oven.
Side note - Tim's a great cook and NEVER uses a recipe. He takes one of the 20 jars of gourmet mustards he has in the fridge and slathers it on chicken breasts, then pours on some marmalade or a concoction of spices into the dish. As a result, it turns out to be delicious. Nothing you could replicate - no notes - but delicious!
Photo Credit - Tim Flegg- December 1, 2019
When I was working on a name for the blog, I had checked out .com domains for quite a few ideas. I had hundreds of ideas for the blog but was stumped on the name. Tim texted me at work one day and said "you should call it 'she's not cookin'". And that was it! I wasn't sure if it would make sense to everyone else, but it made sense to us and a reminder of the good laughs that we had about it with Lynda and Kelvin.
We have since lost my father-in-law Kelvin to cancer and it makes me tear up to think about him but through the tears I have smiles, remembering the day that the 'she's not cookin' story was told.
So, she IS cookin' and doing a LOT of it ! I really hope you enjoy these Lemon Blueberry Muffins. I tried to the resist them yesterday. Muffins 1 - Sandra - zero. :).
HOW TO MAKE LEMON BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
Use fresh blueberries or frozen. If you're going to use frozen blueberries, then toss the in 1 tbsp. of flour before adding the to the batter. This will stop your batter from turning a pretty shade of purple.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line medium muffins tins with paper cups or grease and set aside.
Grate lemon rind and set aside. Juice half the lemon and set aside. You will use this for the tasty glaze at the end 🙂
Mix dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl
-beat the egg then add milk and melted butter
Mix wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir only until combined, then gently fold in blueberries.
Mix together lemon rind and sugar.
Fill the muffin cups
Fill the muffin cups ¾ full then top with the lemon & sugar topping. Bake in 400F oven for 20 minutes or until the tops of muffins spring back when lightly touched.
The Glaze - Optional yet highly recommended 🙂
Using 2-3 tbsp. icing sugar, add lemon juice to make a thin consistency. Add more or less of each ingredient to reach a thin glaze that can be drizzled over the top of the muffins.