Perfectly Fluffy Blueberry Muffins

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Jewels

Easy

I look outside and see that the leaves on the trees are changing from Green to shades of Reds, Yellows and Oranges. I feel the slight chill in the air and I just know that today is a day for home-made blueberry muffins. I don’t know what is better: The delicious smell of muffins cooking in the oven that fills the air, or the delicious taste of the hot fluffy muffins melting in your mouth with occasional bursts of blueberry goodness.  The recipe I use is one I grew up with so along with the wonderful taste are many memories of having my mother make these very same muffins for us children. I am grateful for the ability to pass this tradition of homemade goodness on to my children. Hopefully they too will someday make these same muffins for their children on Cool Autumn days.

Just like cakes and breads these muffins are great to freeze and reheat later!

These blueberry muffins are made with classic Kitchen Ingredients that every household should have in the pantry.

3 1/2 cups sifted flour

1/2 cup sugar

5 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup melted shortening or salad oil

2  eggs

1 1/2cups milk

1 -2 cups blueberries rinsed and well drained.(optional switch out half of the blueberries for raspberries)

Directions:

To begin Preheat oven to 400 F

Then in a Large bowl mix together the sugar, baking powder, and salt in a small dish. This allows for the fine dry ingredients to become well mixed.

Next comes the flour. Sift and mix the flour together with the sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a different bowl you want to combine the shortening or oil together with the eggs and milk.

Mix these well with a fork then add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients blending with a fork just until moist.  

Now for the best part! You want to carefully fold in rinsed and drained berries. You will probably burst a few berries, no worries, the juices make a nice color swirl.

Fill greased or paper lined muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 400 F for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden.

This Recipe usually makes about 24 muffins. I however like to fill mine a little more so I usually end up with 12-18 Muffins. 

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About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!