Can you resist the warm sweetness of a blueberry muffin with a cup of dark rich coffee? It is one of our favorites. While muffins may not be the healthiest on the menu, who knows by adding blueberries a superfood, they just might have a healthy effect. Blueberries seem to be able to help with heart disease, diabetes management, mental health and maintaining healthy skin and bones. Add some coffee with it’s benefits and you may have created a healthy meal.
July 11th – National Blueberry Muffin Day
It seems that back in pilgrim times, the folks discovered blueberries as a substitute for bilberries. Not too sure what bilberries are but blueberries added to your favorite muffin recipe makes a delicious morning treat. In recognition of this delicious treat, July 11th has been name National Blueberry Muffin Day.
Pick some up at your local bakery or favorite coffee shop. You can also try your hand at baking them. There are endless recipes on the web about blueberry muffins but one of our favorites is Paula Deen’s Blueberry Muffins and the video is fun to watch. Prep and cooking is only a little over 30 minutes. Pop them out, spread some butter add coffee and enjoy!
There seems to be some debate over fresh versus dried blueberries. Paula’s recipe calls for fresh blueberries. I think I will stick with that. What do you think?