One of the traditions in our house for as long as I can remember is fresh baked Blueberry Muffins on Christmas morning. Blueberry Muffins are easy. While the muffins are baking, we open our stockings. What a great way to start Christmas Morning!
Something as wonderful as fresh Blueberry Muffins shouldn’t be saved for one morning a year. Blueberries and summer just go hand-in-hand. Nothing – and I mean nothing can compare to fresh blueberries from your local farmer’s market. If you are really lucky, you live near one of those places that allow you to pick your own berries. Think about it – gather the children, take a drive out into the country early in the morning. Everyone take a basket, and pick fresh berries. Then go home and bake together. Yeah, those are memories your children will carry with them the rest of their lives. Those are moments they will recreate with their own children. Magical.
Today is National Blueberry Muffins Day. What an awesome reason to get up in the morning! Blueberry Muffins are the most popular muffins for Americans, hands down. I know in our house Blueberry Muffins rein.
Blueberry Streusel Muffins 2
1/2 cup Butter, softened
3/4 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Milk
1-1/2 cups Blueberries
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper liners. Set tin aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir the flour mixture into egg mixture; alternately with milk.
Gently fold blueberries into the muffin batter. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins. Set aside.
2 tablespoons Flour
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 tablespoons Butter, chilled
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle Streusel topping over the unbaked muffins.
Bake in the heated oven for 25 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean of batter.
Today is also Cheer Up the Lonely Day. Now that we’ve baked our muffins, let’s pack a basket and visit someone who might just be feeling a little lonely. Bringing a little sunshine and a smile to others is good for the soul.
Happy Days Everyone!