We have been eating blueberries the past few days on cereal for breakfast and it was time to finish off the blueberries before they spoil. After I cleaned them, I still had a full cup of them, so I thought of muffins. That is probably because of all the blogs posted about muffins. I wanted these to be more like a quick bread muffin and not the sugary and cake type you find at the bakery in the grocery store. So I adjusted my basic muffin recipe for blueberries and less sweet. They turned out great with just the right crumb and lightness. Alton Brown would be proud of me. He did a whole show on muffins explaining why they are muffins and not cup cakes if they are made from a true muffin recipe.
I chose to make the muffins this time in my heart muffin/cup cake pans. They were a bargain find after Valentine’s Day several years ago. I just happen to be in a local hobby shop after some poster board and saw them marked down 75%. So it only took a second to impulse buy them and I bought 2 because I knew it was a pain in the butt to have only one 6 muffin pan. I have bought a few other pans like that after a holiday. I only purchase ones that I can really get some use out of and they have to be really, really cheap. Having a few fun things to bake with helps make cooking less of a chore when your budget it limited. It gives a basic diet some pizazz that otherwise would not be there.
Preheat oven 400 degrees and grease 12 muffin cup pan or use vegetable spray.
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 teaspoons of baking powder
Gently stir in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients just until they are moistened.
Then gently fold in:
1 cup of blueberries.
Fill 12 muffin cups with batter. You can sprinkle with a streusal topping or colored sugar if desired. Bake for 20 minutes.
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
Mix with hands until blended and crumbly. Sprinkle on muffins.
Please give this recipe a try when you have a few blueberries.
Cross Posted to Once Upon a Paradigm