Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Yummy Muffins!


When I was undergoing chemotherapy last year, a friend brought me freshly baked blueberry muffins. I enjoyed them so much, I asked for the recipe and have been making batches at home ever since. I’ve made some slight modifications to the original recipe. Below are both versions of Jennifer’s Most Excellent Blueberry Muffins. Enjoy!





Jennifer’s Original Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Mix Together:
¼ cup oil
¼ cup melted butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup buttermilk (or milk)

Mix Together:
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda

Mix wet and dry ingredients together well. Add 1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen). Pour into greased muffin tin (or paper muffin cups).

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until nice and golden brown.

Alternative Recipe

Mix Together:
½ cup Canola oil
2/3 cup organic sugar (white or brown)
1 large organic egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup organic buttermilk or low-fat organic milk

Mix Together:
~2 cups of whole wheat flour
3 Tablespoons Wheat Germ or ground Flax Seed (flour + wheat germ/flax seed = 2 cups)
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda

Mix wet and dry ingredients together well. Add 1 cup of organic blueberries (fresh or frozen). Pour into lightly greased muffin tin (or paper muffin cups).

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until nice and golden brown.

Note: I keep a bottle of vanilla-flavored liquid calcium in the fridge and add a tablespoon to some of my baked goods. If you’re interested in getting more calcium, you can add liquid calcium to the milk ingredient in these muffins. You can buy liquid calcium in the vitamin section of many stores, including Wal-Mart.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

i am so glad that you have enjoyed those muffins! Blessing you have definitely blessed me! Who knew? - flour, eggs, sugar, blueberries - then voila! - super stardom! I hope both of our lives are continually blessed by these "little things"of life. You are a dear friend, and I can't wait to read your new book!

Sarah Onderdonk said...

Jennifer... i still remember the Valentine's Day dinner you brought over when i was too sick to go out or cook... with decorations! i'll never forget it. one of the sweet memories along the cancer journey.