Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Bread

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Sweets 10 Comments

Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Bread is a quick bread that can be in the oven in just about 10 minutes! It comes out incredibly moist and tender and is drizzled with a tart lemon glaze! A great way to get some more blueberries in before summer ends!  I originally published this recipe in July 2013 as a guest post on the blog, The Cooking Actress.  A while back I started a series on my blog called Back to Bake-sics. In each post I brake down the science of various different baked goods to create very simple and adaptable recipes. One of …

Whole Wheat Summer Squash Chocolate Chip Muffins

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Summer 5 Comments

These whole wheat summer squash chocolate chip muffins are so moist and tender! They combine zucchini and yellow squash with a hint of orange, cardamom, and mini chocolate chips!  I feel like a lot has changed for me in the last month. My real world job, where I work as a private chef, has been non-stop busy since I took it over a year ago. I am head over heels in love with the job. But because of the craziness with the number of hours I work, frequent travel, inconsistent schedule, and never ending things to do, I will admit, I haven’t …

Simply Perfect Banana Bread

Baker Bettie Basic Recipes, Breads, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs 18 Comments

This easy banana bread recipe is very simple to put together with very few ingredients. Banana bread is a great recipe to start with for new bakers. It is incredibly forgiving and difficult to mess up. This recipe strips banana bread down to its classic flavor.  Banana bread is absolutely one of my favorite things to make and to teach other people how to make. It is one of the best things to bake for a new from scratch baker. Banana bread is incredibly simple to put together and is also very forgiving. The ratios in a banana bread aren’t as finicky …

Apple Cider Muffins with Almond Streusel

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Halloween, Holidays, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs 2 Comments

Apple cider muffins are bursting with apple flavor with fresh shredded apples and an apple cider reduction. These muffins are topped with a generous amount of brown sugar/almond streusel and you have a perfect fall treat! Now we are in it. We are sooooo in it. Living on the east coast fall smacks you over the head and is in your face. The vibrance of the leaves, the crispness of the air, the dreary grey skies… Yeah, sure. We have all of that in Kansas. But it just seems more intense here. Like fall was made for the northeast. I don’t …

How to Make Classic Zucchini Bread/Muffins (video tutorial)

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs 6 Comments

I’ve got to admit I am ready for fall. I hesitate to say that because moving into fall means we are just that much closer to winter, which I loath. But the crisp air of fall is so welcome after the sweltering heat of summer. And of course, the fall flavors that we all love are on their way. They are already popping up everywhere. I have held off getting my first pumpkin spice anything of the season yet. There will be enough of that come October. But zucchini bread is the perfect transition summer to fall baked good. Zucchinis are …

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Sweets 49 Comments

An incredibly easy blueberry muffin recipe that creates light and delicate perfect blueberry muffins. Saturday morning never tasted so good!  I posted a picture of these blueberry muffins on my instagram the other day and my sister commented, “Saturday mornings= blueberry muffins and Annie.” I haven’t thought about that in years. Most Saturday mornings growing up we would make blueberry muffins. Sure it was the kind out of the box with the canned blueberries, but it was still so special. Many of those Saturdays would include watching Annie. We must have watched that movie, the original Carol Burnett version, hundreds …

The Muffin Mixing Method

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Breakfast, Fundamentals, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Sweets 17 Comments

Get this basic muffin recipe and learn how to make perfect muffins using the muffin mixing method. This is an adaptable recipe and can be flavored to your preferences!  Today is about learning. It’s about learning the rules and the correct way to do things. It’s about understanding why there are rules for these things. You don’t like rules? I’m sorry. You’re going to have to suck it up if you want pretty muffins or fluffy pancakes. Capisce? I’m all about understanding the reasons for the method in baking. Sure, most of us have made muffins or quick bread plenty …

Burnt Sugar Banana Walnut Bread

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Sweets 16 Comments

I like to think that there aren’t many things in life that truly scare me. Heights, spiders, flying, death. I mean, I don’t absolutely love the idea of these things, but they are not subjects of major worry for me. But if I am being completely honest with you and myself, there is one major thing that scares me: Being wrong. When I really think about it, the fear of being wrong drives most of my anxieties and insecurities. But really, is being wrong so bad? I guess it can be if the fact that I am wrong is never …