A Little Blue for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day fast approaching, here are a couple recipes for all you moms to print out for your families to help them in preparing your breakfast in bed this Sunday morning. A buttery, crumb-topped muffin studded with plump blueberries and a blueberry yogurt smoothie would be welcome additions to your leisurely morning spent lounging and reading the Sunday newspaper.

Just print out the recipes and place them in a spot your family will find them. Hopefully they will get the hint.

Happy Mother's Day!

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

makes about 12 muffins

for the muffins -
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon flour

for the crumb topping -
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a standard sized muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.

For the muffins, in a large bowl cream together 1/2 cup butter, and 3/4 cup sugar. Add egg and beat well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with the milk. Toss blueberries with 1 tablespoon of flour and gently fold into batter. Fill each muffin liner about 2/3 full. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients until it is crumbly. Use your fingers or a fork to combine ingredients. Sprinkle some of the topping on top of each muffin.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Serve warm with butter.

The Blueberriest Smoothie

Using frozen fruit produces a thick smoothie without adding ice.

makes 1

1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen banana chunks
1/2 cup blueberry or vanilla yogurt - I like Greek yogurt
1/2 - 3/4 cup pineapple juice

Place ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend on medium high speed just until the fruit is no longer chunky. Serve in a tall glass with a straw.


Patsyk said...

Those muffins would be a wonderful treat on Mother's Day! I'm betting I'll be getting pancakes - mainly because that's what my hubby makes on the weekends. I'm ok w/that as long as I don't have to make them!

Colleen said...

I love blueberries and these look like two great recipes! Now if only the price would come down...

kat said...

The muffins look fabulous. I have a blueberry smoothie a couple times a week & love it mixed with pineapple

Ciao Chow Linda said...

They look like the PERFECT blueberry muffins.

Ninette said...

How pretty. You, For the Love of Cooking blog, and this month's Cook's Illustrated all have blueberry muffins on the brain. Now so do I!

Linda said...

I could take a bote of one of those muffins right now!!

lucysmom said...

Where are people buying these little paper cups for cupcakes? Do they come out well? Do you grease them? What kind of cooking time do you do with those? I would love to give them a try.

My Taste Heaven said...

I always jealous that you guys at the western could have all kinds of berries. Hardly find berries here!

Ninette said...

Hi, I just mentioned your blueberry muffin entry in my post


Thanks for the inspiration!

Joanne Choi said...

Love the blog - you are also writing about what I want families to do - which is to eat together! Thanks for posting - I'll be visiting often.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I'm going to print out that recipe for sure!

My friend Kathy always brings me back a TON of fresh blueberries from a farm by her summer cottage. I usually freeze some of them because I can't eat them all.

This would be perfect!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Robin Sue said...

I love this post and really miss the NJ produce. But I must say the photo of this muffin you sent to tastespotting is beautiful! So crisp and clear.

Creative Classroom Core said...

Those look like excellent, yummy, and healthy ways to use blueberries! Keep the great recipes coming!

Stacey Snacks said...

I love those little white paper cups!

Anonymous said...

Hi - I made the blueberry muffins for a Memorial Day brunch and they were more than delicious! My 3 year old niece declared them "the best thing ever!". Thanks, Stefanie