August 16th, 2012

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

I have a cute story about my 17-year old son that I want to share with you.  The other day I was helping him sort through all of his clothes like we do every year before school starts.  We make a pile of items to donate to charity—clothes that no longer fit or he just doesn’t wear anymore.  I was pulling the clothing out of the drawers, and he was looking at each item and deciding whether to keep it or give it away.  After a short time, he said, “Well, I don’t wear these anymore, but I don’t want to give them away because they are sentimental.”  When he said “sentimental,” I figured there would only be two or three at the most, and I told him I would put them in the bottom drawer.  Boy was I wrong!  The “sentimental” clothing just kept coming and coming and coming.  There were at least 25 sentimental articles!  I could barely fit them into one large drawer.  Each article of clothing had it’s own special reason for being sentimental.  Several of them were his jerseys or sweatshirts from playing on his high school basketball and volleyball teams, which I totally understand.  Other items included the pajama pants and a ski cap that he made when he took a sewing class in 8th grade.  One T-shirt was from a date with his girlfriend when they went to Sadie Hawkins. . . a T-shirt from running in a race. . . another T-shirt from a church camp. . . another one from a football camp. . . his scout shirt. . . and one that really blew me away was “because we bought it while we were on vacation!”  Ha ha ha ha ha ha!  I’m telling you that big drawer is completely stuffed with “sentimental” clothing!  But all joking aside, I think he’s pretty cute, and I’m really lucky to be the mother of a teenage boy who thinks anything is sentimental.

Today’s recipe is for Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins, and to make them, you will need flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, oil, an egg, buttermilk, and of course blueberries.

Preheat the oven to 400.  Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.  Carefully toss the blueberries into the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, thoroughly combine the egg, buttermilk, and oil.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing quickly with a large spoon just until the flour disappears.  Do not overmix.  The batter should be lumpy.  Spoon the batter into a muffin tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Sprinkle each muffin with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.  Bake for 18-20 minutes at 400.

Blueberry Buttermilk MuffinsServe hot with butter.

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

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4 Responses to “Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins”

  1. These muffins are GORGEOUS!! Blueberry is my favorite, but my family likes pumpkin best…ugh! I need to make these just for me! 🙂

  2. How sweet. Have you considered making a quilt of the old clothes? Then he can take them all with him someday, when he leaves home. Also, can’t wait to try the muffins.

  3. Natalie, thanks for your comment. I did make my son a denim quilt with patches from all of the places we have visited since he was a little kid. I haven’t thought about making a quilt with his sentimental clothes. I’ll have to ask him about it. Thanks for the idea.

  4. In the oven now. Your great pics drew me in!


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