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Recipes - Blueberry Apple Muffins

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup Apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 Tbsp All purpose flour

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Stir together thoroughly. Make a well in the centre.
  2. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg until smooth. Mix in milk and vanilla. Pour into well. Stir until moist. Batter will be lumpy.
  3. Stir blueberries, apple and flour. Fold into batter. Fill greased muffin cups until ¾ full. Bake in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or until cooked. Makes 12 muffins.

About Blueberries

Blueberries are ranked Number 1 in antioxidant activity compared to 40 other commercially grown fruits and vegetables. That means a serving of blueberries provides the antioxidant power needed to fight aging, cancer and heart disease.

These round, dark blue berries offer more than just good looks and taste. Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin A, containing more than any other fruit. One cup of blueberries is 84 calories and also provides nearly one-third of an adult's daily requirement of vitamin C. Blueberries are low in sodium and high in dietary fiber and contain no cholesterol or fat.

According to the B.C. Blueberry Council, there are about 17,000 acres devoted to growing almost 80 million pounds of blueberries in the province. This makes British Columbia the largest producer of highbush blueberries in Canada with production increasing steadily.

At Stewart's Berry Patch, our plants are highbush which means that at mature height, the plants are between 4 to 6 feet tall.  The plants have been chosen for their growing season, flavor and size. Three early varieties, Duke, Reka and Sparton are generally ready in early July. The other varieties, Blue Crop, Nelson and Sierra are ready late, likely mid-month.