Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top of the Muffin to You




Nothing says “spring morning” like a steaming hot cup of coffee and a basket full of blueberry muffins. As a child, my Mémère had a blueberry bush in her backyard. It was always covered in cheese cloth so those pesky Grackles. My brothers and I would crawl underneath the cloth and grab a bunch of those plump juice berries oVnce they were ready to picked. We didn’t just do this with blueberries either, we would also go over to a friend’s house and pick wild black berries!

I cannot thin of anything better than fresh picked berries.  They are always sweet and juicy. Unlike the tart berries you find in the grocery store that you need to add a pound of sugar to sweeten them up.
Sometimes I like to get up on a Saturday morning before the rest of the family stirs and bake of batch of blueberry muffins. When the kids bounce down the hall they are smell that fresh-baked scent and get very excited. As you can see from the picture I didn't even have time to take a picture on the basket of muffins. Oh well, I should be grateful they left me one. 



Here is my favorite recipe for Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins


Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Recipe Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Ingredients
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 cups & 1 Tablespoon Cup 4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups Blueberries (preferably fresh but frozen works)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Lightly toss blueberries with 1 Tbsp of flour (this keeps the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the muffins)
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light in fluffy
  4. Added eggs one at a time
  5. Added baking powder and vanilla extract
  6. Added flour and milk alternating between them
  7. Gently fold in blueberries
  8. In a greased muffin tin add a large spoonful to each cup
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes

6 comments:

  1. Love blueberry muffins. My mom used to make them on Sunday mornings. We used to eat hard boiled eggs mashed up with butter (or poached) and the blueberry muffins were the perfect side dish. Thanks for bringing back that memory. :-) I'm glad that those with gluten intolerances and allergies can enjoy muffins. So much of our culture is tied to bread and wheat products. Stopping by from Northeast Bloggers.

    Kelly
    www.alovelylifeindeed.com

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  2. Blueberry muffins are the best. I could definitely go for a few this morning!

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  3. Blueberry muffins have always been one of my favorites. Bookmarking this to try later :)

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  4. I love blueberry muffins! I'm sure your family loves waking up to them too.

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  5. Blueberry muffins are DELICIOUS!! I'll be trying these out soon.

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  6. Oh goodness, I LOVE blueberry muffins (chocolate chip would be my next choice) I will definitely be trying out this recipe soon!

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