Blueberry Muffins

The first thing I baked in our new apartment were these Blueberry Muffins.


Just look at that blueberry juice, it seeps into the muffin adding to the melt in your mouth texture.  They are perfect for a summer morning, warm and gooey.  The blueberries are little surprises of juicy flavor.  The tart berries are accented by the browned butter, there isn’t much sweetness to them but plenty of flavor.

Before the baking begins.  Look at that brown color, it’s the browned butter. Yum.

Fresh out of the oven.  A little over done, still getting use to the new oven, but still delicious.

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Ode to Joy

The last few weeks I’ve been working doing data entry for a local non-profit.  If you’ve never done data entry you are lucky.  It turned my brain into goo after 6 hours of typing names and addresses from a list into a database.  Seriously, I couldn’t form coherent sentences by the time the end of the work day rolled around.

But then I discovered podcasts.  If you don’t know Joy the Baker go over to her blog, great recipes and she is always an entertaining read.  She also now has a podcast.  This got me through a good chunk of a day last week.  I had to try not to laugh out loud and disturb the people in the surrounding cubicles, and occasionally failed.

These pancakes are inspired by her Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes.

The oatmeal added a heartiness that really makes these pancakes stick to your ribs.  I substituted blueberries, and found that gave each bite a sweet, tart burst.

My parents are in town so I surprised them with these one morning and everyone was contently leaning back in their chairs with satisfied smiles on their faces by the end of the meal.

 

Cover them with butter and syrup and enjoy!

 

 

 

Thanks Joy!