Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blueberry Muffins & Vacation Memories!

I haven't been posting much lately.  Today I felt inspired to share a recipe that I have come to love!  I stumbled across the recipe a couple years ago at this great website! I'm sure a few of you are familiar with the site!

To Die For Blueberry Muffins!  That is what they are called and they are just wonderful and do not take very long to whip up! So come on along with me & let's make some muffins!

This is a shot of the ingredients I used!

 After gathering your ingredients you will want to preheat your oven 400 degrees and I usually get my liners in the muffin tin.  If you do not have liners you will want to spray them with Pam or something like that.

Here is where I started assembling the ingredients!  Dry ingredients first in a bowl! Stir them together.

Here's a clever idea from the actual recipe!  Put your oil in a measuring cup, then your egg, and fill it the rest of the way to 1 cup line with milk! (Yes I forgot the milk in the ingredient photo op!) 

You will now combine the the dry ingredients with the liquid.  It is a thick batter, so don't be concerned when it comes out that way!

Now! Here is the part I love!  Adding the blueberries! 

This is where the vacation story comes in!  The blueberries I used today have been nicely tucked away in my freezer since July.  We took a vacation to St. Louis, Missouri, and on our way back we stopped HERE to pick blueberries.  

It was extremely hot picking but it was well worth it and I am glad we stopped!  Here are a couple photos from that expedition!

It was late in the season, and the drought had taken it's toll on the berries, but you know what!  THEY STILL TASTE GREAT in the middle of winter!

Fold in the berries with the batter.

All mixed together & ready to put into our muffin tins!

How about a close up of this blueberry beauty mixture!

You will now load up your muffin liners with the batter!

Streusel topping is next!  Grab your cinnamon, sugar, flour, and butter! I used a fork, and as you can tell I don't have much patience to work & work at getting the butter into tiny chunks! My chunks are pretty big!

Put as little or as much stresuel as you would like on top of the muffin batter.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes!  

Then when they are done, sit down, grab your  favorite beverage and prepare to be taken away to a land of warmth and blueberry goodness!

Do you have a vacation memory that involves food?  It could be a place you ate, or when you eat a particular food it takes you back to a vacation or a  memory!  Please feel free to share! I'd love to hear about it! And you never know, you might recommend a new place or food for Milton & I to try!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
2.Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
3.To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
4.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

PS: Frozen blueberries would probably work fine too, but I have only used fresh!


  1. These look so yummy! And looks like you had fun picking the berries too! Jeff's sister lives really close to the berry farm you went to. We might have to go pick some berries the next time we visit them.

  2. Jill, we hope to go back! And they were yummy! Thanks for commenting!


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