Blueberry Carrot Muffins

My youngest son finished his summer hard (worked two jobs!) and was ready to return to college a few days early, so we brought him back to school last Friday. I always hate seeing him go because he is so fun to have around and so appreciative of everything, but once I get him back to school, I see how happy he is and I have to be happy myself. I worry about him eating breakfast though. I actually I worry about him NOT eating breakfast. If he doesn’t have time, he will go without. I hate to think of him going an entire morning with no food, so I made a double batch of these muffins for him to take to his apartment to munch on. He is a bit leery of the carrots inside, but I assured him that he would never know they were there. 🙂

With an added POP of cranberry!

With an added POP of cranberry!

Blueberry Carrot Muffins

1 1/2 c. flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

1/3 cup buttermilk

2 tsp vanilla

3/4 c. blueberries

1/4 c. grated carrots

1/4 c. cranberries (optional)

Topping:

1/4 cup butter, cubed

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/3 c. flour

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Photo 4Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease the muffin tins well.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, then fold in the berries, carrots (and optional cranberries). Put into muffin tins, filling about 3/4 of the way full.

Now make the topping by cutting the butter into the sugar, flour and cinnamon with a fork or pastry blender. Sprinkle the topping onto the muffins and bake between 18023 minutes. A toothpick will come out cleanly when the muffins are done.

What did I love about this recipe? It was a great way to use up extra fruits and veggies…and the recipe is flexible…use what you want as an add-in!

What didn’t I love about this recipe? The first batch of these I made were dry. I cooked them too long. The next batch I added a few cranberries I had floating around in the freezer and really watched them in the oven.

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