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Blackberry Muffins, not just for breakfast!

This week as I was cleaning out my refrigerator, I came across a container of blackberries. I think they were on their last leg, so I decided to use them up rather than tossing them. I just hate wasting food, it feels like I’m throwing money out the window. And my husband and I work way too hard for our money to toss it away nonchalantly.

So, blackberries. I do love them. I love them most when I can go to the farm and pick them, when they are so ripe your fingers turn purple just by touching them. But that didn’t happen on this day. I got them out of the container, rinsed them off and began thinking of how to get the most bang for my buck without having to buy more ingredients. That’s when I remembered muffins. We love them not just for breakfast, but to snack on throughout the day.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and feel free to mix in other berries, just whatever is leftover in your fridge.

 

Blackberry Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • Butter and flour for coating the pan 

 

Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt all together. Add the melted butter. Mix just until it all comes together, over-mixing will yield tough batter.

Fold in the berries. Scoop out into muffin tins or whatever baking dish you want. Bake 10-12 minutes, depending on your dish.

Melissa’s Notes:

I opted to use new bakeware–a silicone mini-brownie pan–that I got for Christmas. I’ve been itching to use it since it makes adorable little squares. It was ok, but the muffins didn’t come out as clean as the commercials say they will.

To be sure your muffins don’t stick to the pan, be sure to butter all sides, then flour it. Shake off the excess flour and then add your muffin batter.

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