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Blueberry Muffins

Fruit Muffins

Last week I mentioned making waffles for brunch. Another one of my favorite brunch items are fruit muffins.

I like to give my muffins a twist. While I typically use a mix, I add fresh fruit, to make them even more delicious. 

This past weekend I made my husband’s favorite, blueberry muffins. I start out by using Martha White Blueberry muffin mix, which calls for 1/2 cup of milk.

Ingredients for Blueberry muffins
Ingredients for Blueberry muffins

Although the muffins have a good blueberry taste, the addition of fresh blueberries really make them mouthwatering irresistible. I used about a cup or so of blueberries for this recipe.

Fresh Blueberries
Fresh Blueberries

The first thing I do is shift the mix and separate the dehydrated blueberries from the mix. I will reserve them in a bowl and add them back in with the fresh blueberries once the mix is all mixed up.

Shift mix
Shift the mix into a bowl, reserve the dehydrated blueberries

Next step is to add the milk to the mix and whip.

Add milk to dry mix
Add milk to dry mix
Mix well
Mix well

Now we add those reserved blueberries.

Add dehydrated blueberries
Add dehydrated blueberries

Then once it’s all mixed we slowly fold in the blueberries so not to crush them.

Fold in fresh blueberries
Fold in fresh blueberries

I bake these muffins in my Nordic Ware Aluminium Muffin pan, which I got at Williams-Sonoma.  I got tired of my muffin pans rusting, around the cup and the pan seam. This muffin pan is a single piece, meaning no seams, not to mention being aluminium it shouldn’t have no rusting issues. It also came with a really nice plastic cover, so that you can cover the muffins once the pan cools. 

Aluminium Muffin Pan
Aluminium Muffin Pan

I used my Wilton mini cupcake measuring spoon, to measure equal amounts of the mix to place in the pan.

Measure a mini cupcake size scoop
Measure a mini cupcake size scoop
Place muffin mix in pan
Place muffin mix in pan
Muffins ready to bake
Muffins ready to bake

The muffins come out so gooey and moist. They are just so good and delicious.

Blueberry muffin straight from the oven
Blueberry muffin straight from the oven

The only problem with this recipe is that they don’t last long.

These blueberry muffins are so good they don't last long
These blueberry muffins are so good they don’t last long

 

Of course if blueberries isn’t your think, you can always add fresh fruit to other muffins. 

Another variation I like to make is with Martha White Apple Cinnamon muffin mix. Just as with the blueberry muffins above I start by shifting the muffin mix, and separating out the dehydrated apple bits. Next I mix the muffin mix as directed.  

For the apple I use about 3 apples chopped into cubes. Then I use my apple pie filling recipe to warm up the apples in a cinnamon and sugar.

Chopped apples, mix with butter, sugar and cinnamon
Chopped apples, mix with butter, sugar and cinnamon

Once the apples are warmed and mixed on the stove I mix in the dehydrated apple bits.

Apple Pie Filling
Apple Pie Filling

Then you simply fold in the apples in the muffin mix and bake as directed.

Mix apple pie filling with apple muffin mix
Mix apple pie filling with apple muffin mix

The apple muffins are just as good as the blueberry muffins.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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