Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blueberry Muffins

I eat Cheerios with fruit every Monday through Friday for breakfast. In my mind, I feel as if Cheerios are some sort of "super" food that cures all that could possibly be wrong in my body. I also feel this way about yogurt and apples. Yes, I eat those daily too. I'm not sure why  but these "super" foods work for me. According to my doctors, all possible levels of whatever they look for in my blood are perfect and my blood pressure is excellent. So maybe I am on to something; maybe my solution could be the next "Atkins" craze. Maybe Cheerios can pay me lots of money for these findings. Maybe... Oh, wait,  I am getting off track here. This is a post about blueberry muffins (I think?).

So once the weekdays are done, Saturday and Sunday arrive, and I want something different for breakfast. Sunday is easy; since the beginning of time in this house, breakfast has always been buttermilk pancakes, bacon/sausage and eggs. However, Saturday is a free for all - bagels, croissants, danish, scones, etc... If I had to choose just one thing for Saturday morning breakfast, hands down it would be my blueberry muffins. I have had this recipe forever.  These muffins are simple, light and delicious.  No add ins. No toppings. Just blueberries with a slight hint of lemon. I love them warm with a small pat of butter.I think you will too.

Blueberry Muffins

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups.

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries *

In a medium bowl, mix the above ingredients; adding blueberries last. Set aside.

3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten

In a small bowl combine the above ingredients. Blend well. Add to the dry ingredients all at once. Mix only until moistened. Do not over mix!!  Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 22 minutes until light golden brown. Let rest 1 minute. Remove from pan. Serve warm.

*I like to buy fresh blueberries on sale and then freeze them so I always have them on hand.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Say yes to superfood.