I know this title is a bold statement. And I don't think anyone will ever make a blueberry muffin as special as the 50 yard line. If you don't know, the 50 yard line was a local restaurant that has a special place in most Lubbock, TX native hearts. We had our prom dinners there. We had our grandparents 80th birthdays there. It isn't open any more, and it is has left a hole in our hearts. They would bring you a bread basket filled with these blueberry muffins and cheese rolls that were heavenly. We miss them.
I made some cornbread earlier this week with the hopi blue corn and there was something about the sweetness of the cornbread that made us think of these muffins again. I can guess that the original recipe does not have hopi blue dent corn in it, but it gives the batter some added sweetness and that purple color. I love the blue corn from Barton Springs Mill, and you can use the code "Michal10" for a discount on your first order! You could probably make them with all soft wheat, but the blue corn does add some uniqueness to the muffin!
50 Yard Line Blueberry Muffins
makes 2 dozen muffins
1 1/2 cups soft wheat unmilled grain
1 cup Hopi blue dent corn
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup sucanant
1/2 cup melted butter ( 1 stick)
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup olive oil
21 oz canned blueberry pie filling with juice
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
Preheat oven to 375.
Mill the soft wheat and blue corn on a fine setting. Add the flour and all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Stir together. Add the buttermilk, eggs, olive oil, canned blueberry, vanilla bean paste. Add the melted butter last. Stir together until combined. I use a large cookie scoop, which is about 3 tablespoons of batter for each muffin, and fills it 2/3 of the way.
Bake the muffins for 15-18 minutes or until the toothpick test is clean!
These are my favorite muffin pans! They are so easy to slide out!
I also made this recipe in mini bundt pans and they bake around 18 minutes. This recipe will make 1 dozen mini bundt cakes. This is my favorite mini bundt cake pan!
Let me know if you make them!