The perfect food, the blueberry, is now in season and plentiful at your markets. Be sure to pick up a few extra pints at the lower summer prices. Blueberries freeze so easily and you can use them in so many recipes either fresh or frozen, just remember not to wash them before you freeze them.
We recently picked 10 pounds of blueberries and I am slow-moving this week to get them frozen or used in a recipe
I was teaching a camp last week so mornings felt like the school year again. I wanted to treat my kids to some fresh blueberry muffins but knowing all I wanted to accomplish before heading out, making muffins from scratch did not seem reasonable. I researched making muffin batter ahead of time and found this great recipe that will make having warm homemade muffins in the am, as easy as turning on the oven.
With the little energy I had one night, I made the simple batter.
Remember to save a little of the flour to mix in with your blueberries before adding them to the batter, it helps them stay within the batter and not fall to the bottom!!
Covered the batter bowl and placed it in the fridge. I also set the coffee maker…
When it was time to wake up, I barely had to think about these muffins before getting my caffeine, I just had to set the oven to 350 degrees.
To make things even simpler, use a 1/2 cup ice cream scoop to put balls of batter into the muffin tins. This is a thick batter and it felt like I was scooping out ice cream. As you can see the better is very stiff and I was not sure it was going to work.
Took a moment to enjoy my first cup of coffee while feeding the dog, emptying the dishwasher, taking a shower and getting ready to go to work. (Measuring flour was not an option today)
20 minutes later, I have yummy moist blueberry muffins to share with my family. You don’t need to be a supermom to do this, just a little planning the night or up to a week before!! This recipe only makes 12 muffins (I ended up with 14) so I made the entire batch that am. But if you have a smaller household, make a few at a time. Thanks to Ilove muffins.ca for sharing this recipe that I tweaked slightly. Next time I will make a double batch to use through out the week. Perfect recipe if you have overnight guests!
Do you like lemon zest or orange zest in your blueberry muffins?