very berry muffins

The coffee is percolating on the stove and you open the oven door, ever so slightly, to release a tuft of very berry muffin steam in your face. “Good morning,” it speaks to you. Gently, your fork releases the muffin from its home in the tin. Your teeth crunch into the outer, jam encrusted layer and into the soft, tart inside. “Ah yes,” you think. “Today is going to be a good day.”

What can I say? Muffins make me poetic! 
Very Berry Muffins
adapted from this recipe and this recipe
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh (or frozen) berries
berry jam (1 teaspoon per muffin, about 12)
Heat the oven to 375°. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin and line it with paper or foil muffin cups if you like. Mix together the dry ingredients. Beat together the egg, milk, and melted butter in another bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into it. Using a large spoon or rubber spatula, combine the ingredients swiftly, stirring and folding rather than beating and stopping as soon as all the dry ingredients are moistened. The batter should be lumpy, not smooth, and thick but quite moist. Stir in the fresh or frozen berries (without defrosting). Spoon the batter into the muffin tins, filling them about two-thirds full and handling the batter as little as possible. Put a teaspoon of jam on top of each muffin and blend into the batter with a toothpick. Bake for 20 minutes. 
You are all going to wax poetic once you take a bite out of these muffins, I guarantee it. Prepare the ingredients tonight so you can wake up early tomorrow morning and throw them together. It will be Saturday morning breakfast heaven. 
Buon weekend, my friends! 


  1. Soooo what are these red berries you've used? I've seen them before and I never know what they are lol

  2. YUM - these look delicious! Nothing better than muffin perfection :)


  3. yummmmy. I've been searching for this recipe!!! Love it!

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  4. mmmm muffins are a great treat on the weekends! have a great one chickadee! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  5. Oh my gosh---those would be PERFECT with my coffee right now. ;)

  6. OMG - I want all the muffins!

  7. And when the sun is up, I decided to steal yet another muffin only to find out, the tin is empty! I fail as a poet! These looks like something I'd eat everyday!

  8. Oh my husband loves muffins! Love them! Pinning this :)

  9. strawberry swing4/20/2012

    Hi Marissa!
    We are new in this blog and your recipes make us curious. The photos are wanderful!!! The maffins recipe seems very delicious and we are certainly going to try making it. The berries are particular fruits and they link together the sweet taste of muffins . We advise you tp write the corrispondent in degrees Centigrade of the temperature for people less expert than we. Now  we must go : let's go to make Muffins !!!!!
    Gnam gnam :D

    P.S. Next time you could decore with glaze or other decorations your Muffins :) 
    Byeee :P

  10. marissabognanno4/20/2012

    thank you so much for your compliments. the glaze is a very good idea, i will try it! and the celsius would be 180 degrees! :) 

  11. Gillian8/09/2012

    these muffins are fantastic - trying all sorts of variations!!! Have you ever tried freezing them?


thank you so much for your thoughtful comments, i love reading them so much!

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