Monday, July 16, 2007

The Only Blue Around Here Has Been the Muffins

Well, after several months of NO RAIN, we have had rain about everyday for the past week and a half. I am NOT complaining, I like it and love my new PINK Totes umbrella from walmart for $9 ($17 at Target!). Anyway, there have been no blue skies here, but there have been some YUMMY blueberries. Each week I go to the farmer's market I buy some usually using them in my morning yogurt and for snacks. Twice I've bought a gallon and frozen quite a bit of them. Last week I saved some extra and made blueberry muffins. The recipe I decided to use is one from the Mississippi College cookbook. It's called favorite blueberry muffins and I can see why. These are not overly sweet and don't have anything special. They are just simple, moist blueberry muffins...they actually remind me a bit of what you would get in a mix but with that homemade touch! If you wanted to make these with Splenda, I'm sure that would work well. Because blueberries are FULL of antioxidants and, according to a recent article on MSN, will keep you young, this is my entry to Sweetnicks' ARF Tuesday. Check her site tomorrow for more great recipes! Favorite Blueberry Muffins from With Special Distinction
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2-2/3 cup sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh blueberries (or 3/4 cup well-drained frozen berried, thawed)
1 cup pecans, broken (optional), I'm out of pecans, so I didn't do this Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms of 12 medium muffin cups. Beat eggs; stir in milk and oil. Mix in flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix until flour is just moistened. Fold in blueberries into batter. Add pecans, if using. Fill muffins cups 2/ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes (I did 20) or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. Yield: 12 muffins


Peabody said...

Send the rain my way!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I want some rain too! :-)

Those muffins look great -- you always seem to make the best muffins!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Yummy yummy in my tummy! I love blueberry muffins :) I went once to the Farmer's Market and was silly enough to only pick up one pint of blueberries. I want and need to go back and get more. I made muffins with mine too, a recipe from I'll have to try this one next time, it looks good!

Oh, and we actually didn't get any rain at my house on Monday. Imagine that :) We've been getting a lot too, and after it being so dry, I'm so incredibly happy and grateful for rain. It could rain every day and I'd be happy!

Have a great week Claire!

bossacafez said...

the muffins look scrumptious!

Unknown said...

Peabody - Only if I can keep some! We're still something like 13 inches under where we should be!

Alisha - I hope you get some. Thanks! I think they're fun to make.

Stacy - I'd go soon b/c I don't think they'll be around much longer. I can't believe you didn't get rain. We've been having downpours for about 45 minutes around 4-5 all the beginning of the week. I love rain.

Evan - Thanks! And thanks for stopping by...I'm going to check out your blog this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Claire, come and see this

Yeah, we could use some of that rain too. My poor crunchy grass