Monday, March 12, 2012

Blueberry Muffins via www.yourcupofcake.com

I'm back.  Since January I've been trying to get my Cholesterol and Triglycerides back within the normal range and Thank You Jesus, my current bloodwork came back in the normal ranges.  I've spent the last couple of weeks celebrating and not eating the best but I'm back on track again, grilling chicken and steaming my veggies.  My husband and I even made a 35 mile trip to workout on a Saturday at World Gym in Beaumont, TX. 

I did want to bake something that was ALL good.  While searching on pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/,  my newest addiction, I ran across a great blueberry muffin and wanted to share with you.  Hope you enjoy as much as I did.  The website linked to the muffins is my newest love:  http://www.yourcupofcake.com/.  I know you will enjoy this website as much as I have.    I'm sharing directly from her blog so she gets the full credit for this post.  Thanks for allowing me to share and give you a plug, Lizzy Mae!  Now head her to her blog and find you something sweet and tasty.
Beautiful Blueberry Muffins
                           Muffins:
                           2 cups flour
                           ½ cup sugar
                           3 tsp baking powder
                           ½ tsp salt
                           1 egg, well beaten
                           2/3 cup milk
                           1/3 cup oil
                           1 cup fresh or ¾ cup frozen blueberries
                           ½ tsp flour for blueberries
                                                    Streusel Topping:
                                                    ¼ cup sugar or brown sugar (I used white)
                                                    1 Tbsp butter softened
                                                    ½ tsp cinnamon
This was a picture of my blueberry muffin taken from my Ipod Touch.  Doesn't look beautiful but very tasty.  I think I'm needing a new "fancy" camera.   Hint Hint!

Directions: 
1.    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.   Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3.   In a separate bowl, mix egg, milk and oil (using a fork works well).
4.   Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and mix just until combined. 
5.   Mix blueberries with ½ tsp flour and then gently fold into the batter.
6.   Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
7.   Prepare streusel: mix dry ingredients and then cut butter into mixture until it turns into crumbs. 
8.   Sprinkle over muffins.
9.   Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops spring back.