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Monday, May 11, 2009

Blueberries: The New Super Food

I am sure by now you all are tired of hearing how blue I am, so I will talk about blueberries instead. They are very healthy for you and have been shown to help improve concentration and ward off cancer (per John Tess's radio show). It is peak blueberry season here in beautiful, sunny Florida, so I thought I would share my blueberry muffin recipe. I did not write this, I found it somewhere. Since I cannot remember where it came from, I must not be eating enough blueberries :)

Overnight Blueberry Muffins (In Title Only)

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 cup blueberries (or other fruit of your choice)

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. (I actually measure the flour and then add the other two to the measuring cup. I rarely sift). Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. (The directions do not say to do this, but I have found it very important to taste this creamed, sugary butter.) Add eggs to butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour mixture and milk alternately. Make sure that the flour is the last ingredient to add. Mix until smooth. Gently fold in blueberries. (For some reason, this is not in the directions, but it is imparative that you taste the batter ~ lol.) Refrigerate overnight. (I have never done this, as I usually do not plan far enough in advance. I just put them into the pans and bake.) To bake - preheat oven to 350. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.

4 comments:

Maria said...

They sound soooooooooooo yummy!

Rachel said...

I love your muffins, Pam, and I am so excited to learn how to make them! Thank you!!!

So, if it's blueberry season, is that you-pick place open now? If so, I think a road trip is in order.

Liz said...

Yum!

fawnda said...

Blueberry muffins are my favorite! But I do not like blue berries plain... go figure!

Thanks for the recipe!