Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Guest Post: Blueberry Bread Muffins Recipe

It is that time of year again to go blueberry picking here in Virginia. We picked the biggest and most plump blueberries on the bushes. Not to self, wear longer short if you plan on putting your whole body into the bush to find these prized blueberries. I am currently suffering from chiggers.

I call these Blueberry Bread Muffins as I modified the Blueberry Bread Recipe from Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook. I was in a hurry to make a blueberry breakfast treat so I decided to try this recipe in muffin form instead.

If you love blueberries you will love this recipe. Just look at the amount of blueberry you get in a single muffin.

The batter was extremely thick, I was not sure if it was going to work at first. Definitely use a Ice cream scoop to fill your muffin tins for this recipe. I also love the addition of lemon zest to pull out the flavors. I happened to have a lemon in the house so I gave it a whirl.

Blueberry Bread Muffins, Modified from Make ahead Meals for Busy Moms

1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup milk 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tsps lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350*. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, blend oil, eggs, milk and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Gently fold in blueberries. Pour into one greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan or using a ice cream scoop fill greased muffin tins. (I filled 11 muffins) . Bake at 350 degrees F for 65-70 minutes or until bread tests done. Muffins should bake for 15-20 minutes until bottoms look browned. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

About the Author:
My name is Maria, from Close to Home and I am thrilled to be a guest blogger at Life with 2 boys. I live in Virginia with my husband, three children and a golden retriever puppy. I write about recipes, crafts, entertaining, and reviews to name a few things. I hope you can visit my blog soon.


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