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.
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.
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.
Next step is to add the milk to the mix and whip.
Now we add those reserved blueberries.
Then once it’s all mixed we slowly fold in the blueberries so not to crush them.
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.
I used my Wilton mini cupcake measuring spoon, to measure equal amounts of the mix to place in the pan.
The muffins come out so gooey and moist. They are just so good and delicious.
The only problem with this recipe is that 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.
Once the apples are warmed and mixed on the stove I mix in the dehydrated apple bits.
Then you simply fold in the apples in the muffin mix and bake as directed.
The apple muffins are just as good as the blueberry muffins.