I don't know if you recall, but I included a short lament about not being sure what I should do with two whole containers of blueberries that my sweet husband brought home so that we could eat healthier. "You'll make something really great" he said :) Well...really great I can do - healthy, maybe not so much.
I thought you'd like to see the fruits of my labor (get it? fruits?).
Memorial Day Blueberry Muffins (mostly stolen from here)
Prep time = 20 mins
Baking Time = 25 mins
Yield = 12 servings
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 heaping cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 container (1.5-2 cups) fresh blueberries
Crumbly Top Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter - cubed and softened
3/4 cups white sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Separately, mix vegetable oil, eggs, and milk. Mix little by little with the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder mixture. (The original recipe doesn't say this - in hindsight, it's the right way. I also upped the milk ratio. It should have been 1/2 cup for a 12 serving yield. It definitely needed more to get the right consistency). Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top.
3. CRUMBLY TOP: Mix together sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon. (original recipe calls for mixing with a fork. I beat the tar out of the stuff with a mixer...it worked like a charm)
4. Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven (or until done). (This was the perfect amount of time for ours).
These things look a MESS when you pull them out of the oven, but they are DELICIOUS!
Stay tuned for a second installment of "What's Kendra gonna do with all these darn blueberries?"
And although blueberry muffins are of the utmost importance:
I'd like to take a couple of seconds to also say that there are a lot of things that I take for granted on most days - things like life, liberty, and the pursuit (NOT the guarantee - the pursuit) of happiness. I appreciate those blessings, and I appreciate the men and women who have given their lives in the service of this country so that we can maintain our precious liberties. Did you wake up free this morning? Are you going to bed free tonight? Please take a moment to remember who made your freedom possible.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants..." - Thomas Jefferson
Happy Memorial Day!