Blueberry Muffins

My teens’ favorite summer snack was to run out to our blueberry patch and pick to their hearts’ content.

Blueberries are a super food with many health benefits.  They are easy to grow and attractive enough to grow in a flower garden.

You can freeze any surplus harvest by simply washing, drying  and packaging the berries in a freezer bag and placing straight into the freezer.

Blueberry muffins can be made using fresh or frozen blueberries.  Either way they mix  in easily with the batter.

On a cool day baking muffins warms up the house.

Baking blueberry muffins means that our kids will be hanging out in the kitchen once the aroma finds them.

They are best served warm.  Let them cool a little bit so that the blueberries don’t burn your families’ tongues! (Been there…)

Well, now that we’re all hungry I should let you know that you can substitute the blueberries with diced apple or diced rhubarb.  Enjoy!

Recipe: Yields 6 large muffins  – Preheat oven to 400 F

1 cup white flour

3/4 cups whole wheat flour

2/3 cup white sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2  tsp salt

6 tbsp margarine

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/2  tsp vanilla

1 cup blueberries or substitute

Grease muffin tins.

In large bowl mix dry ingredients.  Then cut in margarine until mixed in well.

In small bowl beat egg, milk, and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to dry ones just until slightly mixed.

Fold in berries gently until just mixed.

Spoon batter into muffin tin and bake for about 23 minutes until lightly golden and toothpick comes out clean when center of muffin is tested. Remove from pans to cool slightly.  Serve warm.

Bon appetite ~ Wendy

29 thoughts on “Blueberry Muffins

    1. We have several types together. I’ve read that they need that. Ours were here already from the previous lady. Treat them like rhododendrons. They like acidic soil and moisture. I suspect you don’t have these conditions naturally, so I’d ask around your area what others are doing. I hope you can make them produce.

      Blessings ~ Wendy

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      1. Thanks Wendy – I tried fertilizing with a product to increase acidity, and have 3 different types planted together – maybe my soil just isn’t meant to grow them. I’ll have to be more creative and try something new for next year!

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        1. Your best bet is probably to ask a local garden club who they know that is having success with blueberries. Gardeners are always happy to share tips. All the best on your blueberries!

          Blessings ~ Wendy

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          1. Great advice – I’ll do that. Blueberries grow beautifully in the wild not too far north of us so there must be some trick I can use to encourage them in my yard! Thank you!

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          2. Ours have a line of evergreen trees on the north-west side of the patch. Needles fall on the ground around our blueberries so much that I don’t need to mulch them. It mimics their natural setting.

            Blessings ~ Wendy

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  1. Boy, those look yummy, Wendy! And aren’t you the sweet one to share a recipe–we really love that around here!! Last year I made a strawberry pecan bread that tastes much better than some people thought it sounded–if you’d like the recipe, let me know and I’ll put it up on my recipe page. God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

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    1. Thank you, Caddo. You can’t go wrong with strawberries and pecans… I love them both! I’ll go on over to your recipe page when I get the baking bug.

      Blessings ~ Wendy

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    1. Our kitchen exhaust fan makes our whole property smell like baking when I use it during cooking. Maybe you could smell them?

      Blessings ~ Wendy

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I enjoy a word in season, so I'd love it if you added an apple to the bowl.

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