Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins

Everyone in our family loves Blueberry Muffins! So, anytime the family is together for breakfast or brunch we always include Blueberry Muffins. This recipe is very easy, they are great for breakfast, snacks or anytime. They are, without a doubt, the most amazing, the most perfect blueberry muffins I have ever eaten, you won’t want to stop eating them!

If you have the large muffin pans, this recipe will make 24 large muffins.

Recipe

4 eggs 1 box Duncan Hines white cake mix
1 small box of vanilla instant pudding
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup of fresh blueberries or more, frozen or can of blueberries pie filling drained and rinsed
* This recipe will makes 24 regular size muffins or 12 large muffins.

Preheat oven at 350

I always rinse the fresh blueberries, place on wax paper on a cookie sheet, pat with paper towel to remove and excess water. If the blueberries are not fresh, I place them in freezer for freezing, make sure they are frozen before making the mix. If you freeze the blueberries this will insure you don’t get the blueberry juices in the mix.

Beat the 4 eggs until lite, approx. 2 – 3 minutes depending on mixer.

Add all other ingredients except do not add the blueberries yet. Mix until blended, it’s important not to over mix.

Prepare muffin pan with paper liners.

I will fill the muffin papers half full of mix, then remove frozen blueberries and add by hand blueberries to the mix. Add more batter on top of the blueberries, then add more blueberries to the top of the mix. Now they are ready to put into the oven.

Bake at 350 for 20 – 22 minutes depending on oven.

I hope you enjoy the blueberry muffing recipe!

blueberry muffins

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Michael

 

Wild Mountain Blueberries

We are very lucky that we have wild mountain blueberries growing all over the mountain. It’s nice to hike around, hiking and eating the blueberries. This year we have an abundance of wild mountain blueberries. I think this year’s rain has help produce more blueberries on all the bushes. For the year we are over our average rain fall by 9 inches, like 11 1/2 inches. Seems like we have had rain everyday! On July 4th we had over 3 inches of rain.

mountain blueberry bushes with ripe blueberries

As you can see in the picture, the ripe blueberries are deep mauve with a grey bloom looking almost blue. They don’t all ripen at the same time, so you’ll need to hand pick and watch the bushes every couple of days for more ripe berries. Assuming the berries make it back to the kitchen, don’t wash them until you are ready to east them! The blueberries can also be frozen in freezer bags for using later. Blueberries are great in your favorite cereal, cakes, ice cream and morning blueberry muffins.

Blueberries are extremely good for you. More and more these days the media is full of stories about blueberries because the fruit contains high concentrations of antioxidants.

I make blueberry muffins all the time. Everyone loves to get a large blueberry muffin in the morning. Get my favorite blueberry muffin recipe.

mountain blueberry bushes loaded with berries

I hope you will try my blueberry muffin recipe and let me know what you think!!

Michael