All posts tagged: #blueberries

Wild Blueberry Streusel Muffins

I can go on and on about my love for summer. Everyone is happier and healthier when the days are longer.  One thing is for certain, our house is always full of baskets of ripe berries and fresh farmers market finds.  Mid-July is blueberry season at our cottage. We pick and pick and pick, and end up freezing bags of berries to bake with throughout the year. These muffins are packed full of berries and then topped with more berries.  Remember that Blueberry Compote I used last week on top of pancakes? Here’s another use for it – swirl a teaspoon of it into blueberry muffins before baking. I hope you love these as much as my family did!    Yield: 12 large muffins (I singe handedly ate 10 of these over three days. Let’s say these are dangerously good.) Batter: 1 c blueberries 1 c white sugar 2 1/2 c flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs 4 tbsp butter, melted 1/4 c vegetable oil 3/4 c plain yogurt 1/4 c …

Blueberry Compote

Add 1 cup blueberries and 1 teaspoon of white sugar to a small saucepan. Cook the swirl mixture for 5 minutes over medium heat, mashing the berries with a potatoe masher while stirring frequently.  When finished, the mixture should be thick and the berries broken down.  Set aside and let cool to room temperature. Use as a topping to My Signature Pancakes or Blueberry Streusel Muffins.       

My Signature Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

If pancakes don’t scream Sunday morning, I don’t know does. These are so light and fluffy and can be customized to your flavour preference. Lemon-ricotta or coconut cream are easily added in! My favourite is combo is blueberries with more blueberries. I usually add a handful of fresh berries to the batter and then cover in this Blueberry Compote.  Ingredients: 3 tbsp butter, melted 2 C flour ¼ C sugar 2 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 2 ½ C buttermilk 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla Directions: Melt the butter in the microwave and cool. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk and add the buttermilk, vanilla and butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed: do not over mix! It will still look lumpy. Heat a griddle or pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on medium heat, pour batter in, and flip when the bubbles appear on the …