September 5, 2014

Blueberry lemon muffins with cardamom crumble topping




Okay, can we just talk about these muffins for a while? They are so delicious. You need to make them, now. I almost can't believe how fluffy and perfect they are. I'm pretty sure I need to make this recipe as a cake too. Soon.

I'm leaving for Iceland next week (sounds like I'm moving there but I'm not) and I know myself all too well. I need to write lists everyday because I have a fear of forgetting something. Soon, I'll start dreaming nightmares about missing my flight or forgetting my bag at the airport.
I wish I could be a little more relaxed. Laid back. Especially when it comes to traveling. Besides from the fact that I have travel anxiety, I know it will be an amazing trip and I'm looking forward to it so much. I've packed my camera gear and I'll bring my computer as well so hopefully I'll be able to update with some photos while I'm there!










Blueberry lemon muffins with cardamom crumble   
Makes 10-12
(Depending on the size of your baking cups)

Ingredients
Cardamom crumble topping
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
pinch of salt
25 g (about 1 1/2 tbsp) cold butter, diced

Muffins
100 g (1 scant stick) butter
1/3 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp (100 ml) yogurt
zest from 1 lemon
2 medium eggs
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (135 g) granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups (180 g) all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup (150 g) blueberries, fresh or frozen


Directions
Crumble topping
In a small bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cardamom and salt. Add butter and mix with your hands until mixture is crumbly. Put bowl in the fridge while you prepare the muffins.

Muffins
Preheat oven to 200°C (390F) and line a muffin pan with 10-12 baking cups. Melt the butter and add yogurt and lemon zest. Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the butter mixture. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stir them into the wet ingredients. Fold in blueberries. Fill liners 3/4 full and sprinkle cardamom crumble on top. Bake for 18-21 minutes.





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47 comments:

  1. These muffins look simply amazing Linda, fluffy and a little crunchy on the top! Oh, and the pics: so pinky and so lovely! <3
    Iceland is just wonderful. I'm sure you'll love it! ;)
    Look forward to seeing some pics of your journey!

    Have a great time there! :)

    xxx
    M.

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  2. These blueberry muffins look divine! I especially love the idea that you spiced the crumble with cardamom. Have a fabulous time in Iceland! I've dreamed about a visit to this island for so long already. Can't wait to see it through your eyes!

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  3. Beautiful photos and the muffins look amazing! Have a wonderful time in Iceland, that one is on my "to do" list too!!!

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  4. I love, love, love how you style your food and photos!! It´s all so pretty :)

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  5. Blueberry lemon muffins are my absolute favourite and you have styled these so prettily. What beauties.

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  6. these look heavenly..and that crumble yum. hope you have a great time on your trip.

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  7. Men ÅH så fina bilder!! Sitter och känner mig så oinspirerad och okreativ, men när jag ser det här blir jag genast sugen på att styla och fota igen! Dessutom låter de ju väldans goda… Trevlig helg på dig! Kram

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  8. I've actually just gotten back from Iceland! It was an amazing trip and wrote a whole post about it!

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  9. Cardamon crumble sounds absolutely heavenly!!

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  10. Linda, you've outdone yourself...perfection!!

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  11. Your photos, recipes and texts are always so perfect and dreamy and beautiful and did I say PERFECT?! You're such an Inspiration! :)

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  12. Sei fonte di grande ispirazione, sia per le ricette che per le fotografie, incredibile!

    un caro saluto

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  13. Merci pour cette recette, je l'ai essayé hier, seulement j'ai remplacé les myrtilles par des mûres! Se fut un délice!

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  14. I love the idea of adding cardamom to the crumble. That sounds delicious!

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  15. oh my...these muffins look so delish!! and the pictures are more than beautiful!
    we always wanted to visit iceland, but didn´t made it yet. so curious to see your pictures :)
    laura&nora

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  16. These look amazing! I love blueberry and cardamom! Definitely need to try these!

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  17. I just love freshly baked muffins and these sound wonderful, especially that cardamon crumble - wow!

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  18. These images are exquisite. Pretty sure I've never seen a more beautiful muffin. The flavors are right up my alley. Wishing you a smooth and relaxing journey, Linda.

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  19. This looks (and sounds) truly amazing… I love your creative and individual ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

    Kaja, http://recipe-suitcase.blogspot.com

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  20. Your muffins look soo amazing! I really love those "Streusel" on top of fruity muffins *.*

    Greetings from Germany
    strawberry-colored

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  21. They look amazing!And lovely lovely pictures! Happy ti discover a fabulous blog!

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  22. Cardamom is my total favorite!
    I have packing nightmares too...and lists every where!

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  23. That crumble topping is divine, beautiful muffins!

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  24. okay these muffins look super delicious, but also i hope you have the most amazing time in iceland! i'm not sure where abouts you'll be but if you're into veggie/vegan food and you're going to be in reykjavik i really recommend a place called glo and also cafe babalu for a hot chocolate, it's super cosy and cute and glo has incredible food! if you want any recommendations or to talk more about what you're doing there you're welcome to shoot me an email since i had a week there in august. :) my email address is jessbialkowski@gmail.com

    little henry lee

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  25. I made these yesterday, and OH MY GOD, they were delicious. The lemon zest and the crumble topping really made the difference. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! And lovely photos by the way. Love your blog.

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  26. Åh, kan du inte börja lägga ut recepten även på svenska? Det är så många recept jag egentligen skulle velat testa när jag går in på din sida, men sen orkar man helt enkelt inte sitta och översätta alla mått mm. Kan tänka mig att många av dina svenska läsare hade uppskattat det otroligt mycket! :)

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  28. Your photos are so stunning! I just love your style so much and you're such a creative genius!

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  29. They look so scrumptious! What lovely photographs and styling!

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  30. Made this (and double chocolate muffins) for "fredagsfika" at work today. Lovely!!! Accidently took 1/2 tablespoon instead of teaspoon of cardamom for the crumble but that did not matter :-) Got soo many nice compliments about them. Thank you so much for sharing! And you have such a lovely blog!

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    1. Yay! So glad you and your workmates enjoyed them! And more cardamom is always better in my opinion ;-) Thank you Jenny!

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  31. Me and my LieberMann, like to read in your wonderful blog and to have a look at the amazing pics! We are glad to have a look at your blog next time.
    Greetings from the North of Germany from Mone*

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  32. Your muffins looks amazing and have a wonderful trip. Iceland has been on our bucket list of places to go for some time...I've flown over and had a layover in Iceland several times but have not actually visited the country. Once it was perfectly clear skies and it was like I was watching a travel video...so beautiful the aerial view was!

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  33. I replaced the yogurt by buttermilk and it worked perfectly. Best blueberry muffin recipe I've found, they were beautiful!

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  34. These sound delicious and your photography is breathtaking!


    www.lovealy.com

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  35. I baked these yesterday and OOOHH my gosh they are sooo delicious <3 the best blueberry muffins I've ever had! and I loved the cardamom crumble idea :)

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  36. What beautiful photos!!! Just one question... What kind of yoghurt? Does low fat greek work? Or is it better to use full fat? Xxx

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    1. Thanks so much! I've actually tried both! A thicker yoghurt results in a thicker batter and the crumble staying on top whilst baking, a thinner yoghurt can make the crumble sink. But taste wise, I don't think it matters :-) x

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