Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blueberries!!! Muffins Anyone?

The blueberries are in and boy are they sweet. Some of my children helped me pick and between the seven of us we got 5 gallons and are planning to go back for more. The bushes belong to a neighbor of ours and we couldn't believe how loaded they were. You could stand in one spot and pick forever.

Here are two of our favorite blueberry muffin recipes. One is the sweet bakery type- white flour, white sugar- terrible for you but wonderfully fluffy and delicious.

The other is slightly sweet and much more hearty- made with whole wheat flour, oats and honey. Good for you and good tasting too.

What mood are you in?

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all- purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter softened

Cream butter; gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, beating well

Combine 2 1/3 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, stirring well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract, and fold in blueberries

Spoon batter into greased muffin pans, filling two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients with a pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of muffin batter. Bake at 375 degrees 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately. Yield 1 1/2 dozen

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Wet Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups milk
2 eggs
2/3 cup honey
2/3 cup canola oil

Dry Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda

1 1/2 cup blueberries

Combine the wet ingredients using a wire whisk.

In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.

Add both mixtures together. Gently stir in the blueberries

Pour the batter into greased muffin cups

Bake 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until light brown.

What's your favorite blueberry treat?


The Shindels said...

We LOVE blueberry scones!!

Jane said...

Blueberry scones sound wonderful. Do you have a recipe? Thanks

Amity said...

Yummy!!! Those blueberry muffins look so delicious!!

Mia said...

Yum! Great recipe--they look delicious :)