I own a pair of hot pink tights.


Yesterday I wore my hot pink tights. I wore them to class. Then I wore them home. Then I wore them while baking these muffins.


I call them my disco tights.

Because they are flashy. (No. Not tacky. Flashy.)

And because for some reason, when I wear them, a disco ball suddenly appears above my head. And follows me wherever I go.

And starts playing Girls Just Wanna Have Fun twenty-three minutes past every hour. You would think I would have stopped wearing them by now.

But to be honest. I kind of like it.
Now I’m not saying that you need to wear hot pink tights in order to really effectively make these muffins.

But. Did having Cyndi Lauper blaring in the background make them taste better?

I’m not comfortable saying that it didn’t.
I’ve made quite a few blueberry muffins in the past. What I like about these is that (a) they only call for 3 tbsp of butter, (b) they call for cinnamon, and (c) they are not overly sweet. Meaning that they actually are perfect for breakfast (in bed) and are not really just cupcakes-in-disguise. Although I would definitely recommend topping them with lemon glaze, as I did here. It really makes them pop. And is probably what convinces you that you should have seconds. Or thirds. Not that I ever really need much convincing.

Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Muffins
Makes 8 large or 12 medium muffins, adapted from Bittman’s How To Cook Everything

For the muffins:
3 tbsp melted butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I used blueberries that I had thrown in the freezer last summer. I think I had wanted to make a blueberry pie at the time. But then I forgot where I put the blueberries. I obviously was not wearing my pink tights at the time.)

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease.

2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat together the egg, milk, butter, and lemon zest. 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 until all the dry ingredients are moistened. The batter WILL be lumpy. Stir in the blueberries.

3. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins. Bake 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before taking them out of the tin.

For the lemon glaze:
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup water
3 cups confectioner’s sugar

Mix together until glaze reaches the consistency of maple syrup. Put into a bowl. Dip muffins into glaze.

Eat the leftover glaze with a spoon. While dancing. Around your kitchen. In pink tights. (Hey, you’ve gotta burn off the calories somehow!)

This is my submission to this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs, the theme of which is Breakfast In Bed!

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75 Responses to Bittman’s Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Muffins

  1. hot pink tights?! seriously!?!??!? =/

    i don’t know if i can top that!

    and muffins! YUMMY!

  2. These muffins are exactly what I need for today’s breakfast, evening snacks and for a midnight munch.Love the fact that these have less butter, cinnamon spiced with just the right amount of sweet..does this make it a guilt-free num num? Oh Yeah!
    Happy Weekend!

  3. Looks awesome Joanne! I love the honey glaze idea. I love pink..and if you can carry pink pants, you are quite a fashionista!

  4. Sophie says:

    Georgous & divine looking muffins, Joanne!

    MMMMMMMMMMMM,…all the way!

  5. tigerfish says:

    Hot babe! Girls just wanna have fun! lol

  6. Debbi Smith says:

    Cindy Lauper music…dusty but check
    hot pink tights…back in the 80’s where I left them.

    Hope they still turn out okay!

  7. The muffins look great Joanne and I never say no to bluberry muffins:)
    Have a great weekend and enjoy the muffins:)

  8. Raina says:

    Beautiful looking muffins. I like that they have less butter. I have been looking for a good blueberry muffin recipe..so thanks! I bet your are adorable in your pink tights. I love it! They sound like happy clothes. I love happy clothes. I have a sparkly, multicolored belt I wear with jeans sometimes. My husband thinks it is weird. It makes me smile! If I saw you in your pink tights, I would smile.

  9. Queen B. says:


  10. Katerina says:

    Thank you Joanne for your kind words. I feel much better now ans I made a really nice meal for me and my husband. I love muffins. They look really yummy. For me it is very hard to find blueberries here in Greece. And if I do I will pay them a fortune.

  11. Amy says:

    YOU can get away with hot pink tights, though. It’s when you’re 40 that you should “just say no.”

    I printed out a recipe just yesterday for blueberry muffins with lemon curd. Now I want these, too. Mmmm. There’s not much that I enjoy more than a quick muffin that tastes amazing.

  12. polwig says:

    YUMMY !!!! Blueberries and lemon it is….Perfect for weekend baking and weekday eating

  13. Kim says:

    Hot pink tights make everything better;D Even better if you dance while wearing them!

    The lemon glaze sounds awesome, but the addition of cinnamon must put these over the top! Definitely a muffin worth eating in bed, crumbs and all;D

  14. These are scrumptious! I love the lemon glaze!

  15. That’s Good Enough for Me, Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-yaaa, Hup!

    I love a muffin that isn’t over sweet and these sound perfect me to.

  16. Fact, your muffins look sensational. I think your flashy tights added a little something special = )

  17. Pam says:

    You always start my day with a smile, although now I can’t get that song out of my head – UGH! Great minds do think or bake alike… your muffins look fantastic.

  18. SE says:

    3 tbsp of butter…I am surely gonaa try these !!!

  19. Gulmohar says:

    Great muffins…Bittman recipes rain in your blog these days πŸ™‚

  20. Bob says:

    That’s hilarious, I used to have a pair of boots that would make “Walk” by Pantera play in my head every time I left the house. I miss those boots.

    The muffins sound wicked good, I like a less sweet one too.

  21. MaryMoh says:

    That’s hot….hot pink tights! πŸ˜€ Love your muffins. Looks moist and delicious.

  22. Kelsey says:

    omg i can’t believe ur fav is the cocoa mole flavor or larabar. thats mine! i love spicy adn chocolate and am in love with it. we know good taste! hehe

  23. Barbara says:

    Ummmm….I’m trying to picture you in hot pink tights at med school. Any comments from your colleagues?

    The muffins look divine. I’ve never cooked with almond milk.

  24. I think I need to get myself a pair of pink tights

  25. ok i really wish i could have one of these right now!

  26. . says:

    hey congrats you won my $50 gift certificate giveaway. check your email. congrats!

  27. Ha ha, what does Pinky make me think of????
    Ok ,hullo Kitty yeah sure it does!!!

    Bdw, i did go out once ,to a resort club ,awhile ago,after midnight ,on my birthday , in my satin Pink PJ’s, ha ha, a drive was what we began with ,and landed at the club of the resorte ,he he he!!!

    Well Gurl, u sure do know, but id love to say it loud, these muffins are awesome, i can tell the flav, the cinnamon shining thru the bluberry cake and lemony glaze, i love everything about them ,includin the butter:-))
    Ha ha, sure perfect for breakfast gurl:-))

  28. katerina says:

    These sound delicious I love blueberry muffins, I can’t wait until our local blueberries are in season.

    I agree with you that a muffin should be a muffin.

  29. Danielle says:

    I’m on a muffin (top) kick lately! Of all the flavors I’ve tried lately, I think blueberry is my favorite and with blueberry, you gotta have lemon πŸ™‚

  30. Danielle says:

    Oh ya…I gotta say, I like that this recipe has less fat in it (although that seems to only be to make room for the glaze hee hee). These look way yummy! (visions of muffins with pink tight covered legs dancing across the kitchen counter keep popping up in my head)

  31. knk says:

    wow cup cake i love it it tastes amazing

  32. Faith says:

    I love how healthy these muffins are without sacrificing texture or flavor. The glaze on top is a fantastic addition. Love the tights…do we get to see a pic? πŸ™‚ I am definitely going to have Cyndi stuck in my head the rest of the day, lol!

  33. Mary says:

    These are handsome muffins. I love blueberries and will have to give these a try. The glaze is a fantastic idea. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  34. Lea Ann says:

    Disco tights?? Disco Ball?? I want some!

    Yum, blueberry and lemon. These sounds wonderful.

  35. grace says:

    atta girl! if you’ve got it (and pink tights), flaunt it! these muffins appear to be the quintessential blueberry muffins, and the glaze is oh-so-awesome. lovely pictures.
    meanwhile, i always associate cyndi lauper with the song ‘good enough’ which makes me think of the goonies. man, i love that movie. πŸ™‚

  36. Joanne
    Now I like the idea of your wearing hot pink tights, but seriously, I am having doubts! You say you wore them to school!!!!! I am having serious doubts, but then again, you are a New Yorker, you are fearless, you are daring and you like flash! I like flash, too, on Cindi lauper!
    Hey these muffins look good except they should have had raspberries to go with the tights, no?

  37. Lyndsey says:

    Nice looking muffins there! Picture perfect!

    Okay so do we have to wear “pink” tights when we dance around? How about a nice floppy tutu! hey it could happen! πŸ™‚

    I can’t believe this is my first visit here! I enjoy your blog!

  38. elra says:

    Your muffins look absolutely divine Jo!

  39. Jessie says:

    I love the fact that you have hot pink tights, and that you wore them around all day. Cute! πŸ™‚ I know they’re an essential ingredient in these gorgeous muffins, so I guess I’ll be heading out to get a pair. Better put on my dancing shoes, too πŸ˜€

  40. I haven’t had blueberry muffins in a while. Lemon glazed, they must be delicious. Thank you.


  41. vickys says:

    I love muffins who are muffins, non identity crisis ones.

    And hot pink tights? YEAH I used to own a pair, and those electro blue ones. whooopie!

  42. theUngourmet says:

    I just have some boring black tights. I want pink disco tights!

    There’s nothing better than a yummy blueberry muffin. I need one of these for my breakfast in the morning. I’m loving the lemon glaze on top! πŸ˜‰

  43. Oh Joanne, you’re the bestest! πŸ™‚ I have purple tights that thrill me to wear them. Who can be sad wearing such vivid colors?! πŸ™‚ These muffins look so tender and yummy – that lemon glaze is just fantastic. πŸ™‚

  44. Debinhawaii says:

    A great breakfast pick–they look delicious! I am a little disappointed that there was no picture with the tights though! πŸ˜‰

  45. with the blue seeping into the liners, those look so good! I would love to learn how to freeze my own fruit

  46. katiez says:

    Love blueberry with lemon – muffins, I mean.
    I have black with a hot pink stripe down the side – big, wide stripe. Will they work

  47. I have been thinking to make some blueberry muffins for the breakfast….and yours look totally mouthwatering!

  48. shellyfish says:

    Beautiful muffins! I was planning on making some this weekend if I have the time. I do love blueberries!

  49. I support pink tights! Haven’t made muffins in awhile actually myself…I always mess with the ingredients so much that a muffin recipe turns into cookies, or cookies turn into bread, who knows. πŸ™‚

  50. Martha says:

    I’ve been missing way too much here lately! Just swinging in to catch up now. You always have such a collection of deliciousness and I miss your wonderful writing just as much as the food! Pink tights rock πŸ˜‰

    Have a great weekend!

  51. teresa says:

    i think i would have to get hot pink tights to make these now, they would just make them better!

    i love these! blueberries and muffins are the best combo!

  52. Tiff says:

    These look so good! Also I really needed a good laugh, and you are always so darn funny! I just love reading your blog!

  53. Kelsey says:

    hot pink tights and muffins!! girl are u trying to make me love u anymore!! hehe. ur such a rockstar πŸ˜›

    have a fantastic weekend xoxo <3

  54. Looks like you’ve got your muffins all lined up in a row! Seriously though, they look so physically cute that, in addition to their obviously sounding delicious, I have to try them. I just need a muffin pan. Maybe when I’m home next week I’ll remember. Nom.

    Happy weekend Joanne!!!

  55. Muffins looks absolutely gorgeous..loved the idea of honey-glaze..glad to follow you..

  56. Ah, wouldn’t take much to convince me to have more than one of these either! I really love the glaze!

  57. Yum they look so good. And 3 tbsp of butter is pretty much unheard of! I have hot pink leggings for some reason. We’d be a pair. Hope you’re enjoying the lovely weather this weekend πŸ™‚

  58. Nicole, RD says:

    Haha, I used to own hot pink tights, too! I think my mom forked them over to Good Will in 1989, however πŸ˜‰ Kidding, kidding! You rock them, I have no doubt!

    These look wonderful! There’s something about blueberry and lemon together that makes my stomach growl with anxiousness!

  59. Stella says:

    Hey Joanne, I want a sit around my house, wear pink tights, listen to girls just wanna have fun, and eat these muffins! Yes!

  60. sweetlife says:

    rock those pink pants girlfriend…great muffins, I love breakfast muffins….cindy oh you go with ya bad self…


  61. sophia says:

    You in hot pink tights….oh man. Please. We need a picture.

  62. Look like yummy muffins. I made his Savory Muffins and added sausage and red pepper.

    The man is a genius and we are geniuses to bake his recipes.

  63. Donna-FFW says:

    Question is Joanne.. anything else besides the hot pink tights and if so what? lol. Is it marking period time? πŸ™‚

    Muffins are the perfect combination!

  64. I bet you look cute in your hot pink tights! The muffins are delish with my favorite berry in them – and that sweet and tart lemon glaze!

  65. Kerstin says:

    Definitely perfect for breakfast in bed and I love the glaze! And yes, we need a picture of the tights in action πŸ™‚

  66. These sound so good. And credit to you for rocking bright pink tights. You’d never see me wearing those!

  67. Julie says:

    I don’t think I’d need to have much convincing to have 2nd’s or 3rd’s, either!

  68. Marcia says:

    OMG Joanne these look SOOOO good. So good. Will be making these for sure.

  69. I love that you are still wearing your pink tights, and I love the look and sound of these muffins. They look like little bites of heaven.

  70. Karen says:

    I love blueberry muffins. The recipe I always use is the one my mom always used after picking our own blueberries. My dad would poke holes in tin cans, put a string through it and we’d put it over our neck (presumably so we could use both hands) and send us to the blueberry bushes. YUM!

  71. Lynn says:

    These do sound wonderful. Have you ever plopped a spoonful of lemon curd into your blueberry muffin batter? Delish πŸ™‚

  72. Anonymous says:

    Am I reading this right? 3 tablespoons or tsp? Makes a huge difference :/

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