Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

005It is summertime and berry picking season. We have had a few fresh blackberries. Strawberry season is just past, and blueberries are in full swing.  There are a number of Pick Your Own farms in our area.  My daughter-in-law picked 10 pounds of blueberries last weekend and I was the fortunate recipient of some of them. Of course, they were best eaten fresh all by themselves, or mixed with Greek yogurt or ice cream.  I adapted this recipe from one offered at the San Juan Inn in Friday Harbor, Washington. it is included in a lovely little book titled Breakfast in Bed Cookbook which features the best B&B recipes from Northern California to British Columbia collated by Carol Frieberg.

I made these muffins and still had plenty leftover to freeze or can.  The recipe is simple, results are delicious, and, well, now all gone!

Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

3 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup fresh blueberries, stemmed and rinsed

3 eggs

1 1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

For Streusel Topping:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice mix

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray 2 medium size 12 cup muffin pans with cooking spray. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, beat eggs, milk, and oil together.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir gently until just moistened.

Fill muffin tins 2/3 full.  If there is not enough batter for all of the 2nd tin, fill remaining cups half full with water. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle each muffin with about 1 Tablespoon topping.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in middle of muffin comes out clean (a crumb or two is OK, but wet batter does not cling to pick).

This makes about 2 dozen muffins.

Next post will feature the jam I made with the remaining blueberries!  What is your favorite summer fruit?  What goodies do you make with extra ripe fruit?

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