Our youngest is home for a few days to celebrate her dad’s retirement. And, just for grins and giggles, I stirred up a batch of muffins for breakfast. You might like them for the Fourth of July.
On Dave’s last day at work, he, too, lit up when I asked about a little tiny sweet to start the day.
And while the muffins are the regular old size, they aren’t terribly sweet except for the perfection of the berries. Summer!
It’s a big day. We’re going to be sighing and celebrating through the weekend. Who knows what we’ll do?
makes 12 muffins
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour
- 1/4 cup stone-ground corn meal
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup each: stemmed and chopped strawberries and whole blueberries
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- Butter, for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and set oven rack in the middle of oven.
- Grease 12 1/2-cup muffin tins with softened butter or spray very well with PAM
- In one bowl, beat together the wet ingredients and set aside.
- In a larger bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well, but briefly, just to combine.
- Stir the berries carefully into the batter so that strawberry pieces don’t break up.
- Using a large greased ice cream scoop, divide the batter among the muffin tins. Top each muffin with 5-6 slices of almonds.
- Bake 15-20 minutes until lightly browned and/or tester comes out clean. Do not over bake.
- Turn out immediately onto a cooling rack. Serve hot, warm, at room temperature, or cold with lots of butter and big hot cups of coffee.
PRINTABLE RECIPE: Recipes-Strawberry Blueberry Muffins
And when everyone’s gone in a few days, the cards have been opened, the wine drunk, and the leftovers consumed, Dave and I will take off for Alaska. And ponder the life that was and the life that will be. YES!!! YES!!! Come go with us…. but first
Bake a new muffin,