Very Blueberry Almond Muffins (Chef Shane Kelly)

Blueberry muffins

Jason made us a batch of these muffins this morning before work.  Alex (my 4 year old) helped him crack the eggs and add some of the ingredients to the mix.  Getting kids involved in the process pays big dividends because they are always proud of what they’ve made and more eager to eat the food.  He got this recipe from ChefShaneKelly.com and the following recipe is literally taken word for word from her blog.  Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (from 2-3 lemons, Jason used just 1 lemon)
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.  Place unbleached muffin cups (I use parchment paper muffin cups from Planet Organic) in muffins pans.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl use either a whisk or electric mixer and combine the eggs, honey, butter, vanilla, baking soda, sea salt and lemon zest.
  3. With a spatula fold in the almond flour, pecans and blueberries.
  4. Batter will be very firm so you’ll need to use a spoon to evenly divide the batter amonst the 12 muffin cups.  Place 2-3 blueberries on top and press down into the batter…just because it looks pretty!
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Toothpick should come out clean and they should be a nice golden brown…cool a bit and chow down!

4 thoughts on “Very Blueberry Almond Muffins (Chef Shane Kelly)

    • Great question, there are so many brands out there. I just get the sliced almonds from Costco, big bag of course. I then throw them in the food processor to grind them to make my own flour. It is a lot more cost effective this way. When Costco doesn’t have the big bags of sliced almonds, I get them from the bulk section at our Superstore. Hope this helps!

  1. Just made these yummy muffins this morning. I didn’t have any lemons so I grated some orange zest instead. Judging by two little happy girls devouring them right now I would say they are a hit:) Ours were a bit crumbly, were yours?

    • Glad they enjoyed them! Yes, ours were crumbly as well especially right out of the oven. I had to vacuum our living room carpet after David ate it in there:)

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