Recipe Spotlight: Fabulous Fruit Muffins


  
Summer is the perfect time to find berries at the farmers' market!  The most common berries are blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  Try adding your favorite berries to muffins.  These muffins are easy to bake and kids will love them!  Kids can help make them by measuring out the ingredients, mixing, and pouring.  These muffins can be eaten for breakfast, a snack or dessert!

Fabulous Fruit Muffins

Servings: 9

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk or plain low-fat yogurt
2 Tablespoons margarine, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
1 cup berries, washed
Cooking oil spray

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray muffin tin with cooking oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.  Stir well until all ingredients are blended.
  3. In another bowl, combine buttermilk or yogurt, margarine, egg, and vanilla, if used.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed.
  5. Mix in berries and spoon batter evenly into 9 muffin cups.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.


Gather all ingredients.

Line muffin tin with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.

Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix low-fat plain yogurt, egg,
vanilla extract, and melted margarine in a separate bowl.



Pour wet mixture into dry mixture.
Stir ingredients together.

Continue to stir ingredients until entire mix is the same consistency.



Wash berries and slice if needed.  Add berries to muffin mixture.

Divide batter mixture evenly into 9 muffin cups.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Let muffins cool and enjoy!!!


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