Friday, July 07, 2006

Blueberry Muffins

We are back home, a short visit to the family, and as always it was very nice! Matheus had lots of fun with the grandparents and even more because I enrolled him in swimming lessons, so he also had an activity to do every morning that he loved: going to the pool!
We got here yesterday morning and, although a little tired from the flights, went blueberry picking in the afternoon. It is blueberry season and since I love the fruit I like to make sure I enjoy every bit of it this time of the year. There is nothing like fresh blueberries and since all the muffins I left in the freezer for the husband were gone I went ahead and whipped up this super quick recipe for our breakfast today. Easy and very good! Not the most nutritious of the muffins, but more of a treat for a welcome home breakfast with the three of us together!
You can certainly use whole-wheat flour for part of the flour in this recipe, and I would definitely do that if I had some in the house today. Also, fresh or frozen blueberries could easily be used with nice results here, just make sure to not thaw them if using frozen, that way you avoid getting unappetizing greenish-colored muffins.
I made a few recipes during my trip and will be posting them soon!

Blueberry Muffins
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
½ cup milk
½ cup yogurt
¼ cup oil
½ cup sugar
1 cup blueberries

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl mix together wet ingredients. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter into greased muffin tins, sprinkle sugar on tops if desired, and bake at 400F for about 18 minutes, or until golden.
Yields 10 muffins.


Valentina said...

Welcome back home! Glad you have already arrived in full form.Gorgeous blueberrie muffins and text.

Anonymous said...

Ana, hmm I loved this recipe but I am going to prepare it with raspberry because the blueberries here are very expensive.

Karen said...

I've never eaten fresh blueberries (only jams), would like to know how the real thing tastes someday!

Ana said...

Thanks Valentina!

Karen, try it sometime, it is very diferent from our fruits in Brazil, and it is super delicious fresh (or frozen), I fell in love with blueberries here! You can find them at the Mercadao Municipal in Sao Paulo, as Renata mentioned they are a little expensive, but I believe it is worth trying it once!

Thanks renata, I am sure it will be great with raspberries (love them too!), hope you like them as much as we did!

Akemi said...

Ana, welcome back! Delicious muffins and with bluberry there is no way to go wrong! We're in blueberry season too, I will pick some and try this recipe as soon as I can!

Anonymous said...

Oi Ana,descobri seu bleg meio por acaso.. estou adorando as receitas.. como blueberries sao meio dificeis de encontrar aqui em SP, que outras frutinhas eu poderia colocar no lugar?amoras talvez?

Ana said...

Cris, vc pode usar amoras, morangos, ou entao framboesas (minhas preferidas!) no lugar das blueberries.
Esse muffin eh bem basico, vc pode substituir pela fruta q mais gostar, macas picadas fica bom tbem, e se vcs gostarem ate chocolate chips fica bom (mas ai omita a fruta).
Qualquer coisa me escreve de novo!

Anonymous said...

OI Ana,

testei com morangos, mas nao funcionou mto bem.. acredito que seja a qualidade dos nossos morangos.. são diferentes dos americanos, com certeza...
Na verdade, eles "soltam muita agua"...
vou tentar com outras..