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Best Blueberry Muffins

 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled off
 2 tsp baking powder
 ¾ tsp salt
 1 stick (1/2cup) unsalted butter, softened
 1 cup granulated sugar
 2 large eggs
 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp Almond extract
 ½ cup milk
 2 ¼ cups fresh Witten's blueberries
 2 tbsp turbinado sugar (also called raw sugar or demerara sugar)
 Non-stick cooking spray
 12 paper muffin liners

Preheat the oven to 375℉. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with the paper liners. Spray the pan and the liners with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar for about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl and beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract. (the batter may look a little grainy -- that’s ok)


Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, beating on low speed to combine. The batter will be very thick. Add the blueberries to the batter and fold gently with a spatula until evenly distributed. Do not overmix.


Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin (an ice cream scoop with a wire scraper works well here); they will be very full. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar evenly on top of the muffins.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until lightly golden. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of each muffin to free it from the pan (the blueberries can stick), then transfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely.