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Share A Spoon - BREAKFAST

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Think Tank Momma




Happy Thursday Smackers!
 
Share a Spoon 

BREAKFAST EDITION
 

Grab yourself a cup o' joe or a glass of OJ, pull up a chair and let's share some breakfast recipes.  This week's theme is compliments of the One and Only Imaginative Me from Life with Coco and Hopo!

I love breakfast.  Absolutely LOVE it.  ANY HOUR of the day.  Usually we have breakfast menu items for dinner as opposed to the morning, except weekends.  Weekends usually lend themselves well to breakfast.  You know, you can sleep in and still have breakfast.

When I was a kid, I remember all of my cousins, me and my sisters and brother loved to go to Granny's house for breakfast.  She would make a spread!   Eggs any way YOU wanted them, grits, toast, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes.  She made all that food for us every single morning, and it didn't matter if there was one person or thirty people.  She would still make all that food for breakfast!!  Yum!

I cook all that stuff sometimes and have a quick flashback to my childhood, but my breakfasts are usually much quicker.  My boys love pancakes and bacon.  French Toast.  I think their favorite thing ever though is BLUEBERRY MUFFINS.  So...that's what I am sharing today.
 

 Ingredients:

Muffin:
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 egg
3/4 cup of milk
1 1/2 cups of fresh (or thawed frozen)
blueberries
1 lemon zested

Topping: 
1/2 cup Sugar in the Raw 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Zest the lemon and stir into the sugar.  Add to the flour mixture.  In another bowl mix together the milk, egg and melted butter.  Make sure it's mixed well and pour into the dry ingredients.  Fold the wet and dry ingredients together.  Do not over mix.  If the batter is lumpy that is fine.  In a bowl cover the blueberries with a tablespoon of flour. (this helps them not fall to the bottom of the muffins).  Gently fold them into the batter.


Fill the muffin tins about 2/3 of the way full with mixture.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Sprinkle each muffin with Sugar in the Raw.  Put the muffins back in the oven and bake for another 12-15 minutes.  Let the muffins cool for 10-15 minutes before removing them from the tins.  Trust me, blueberries are like molten lava.  Just wait before you turn them out of the muffin tins.


Now...BIG NEWS.  HUGE!  I started another blog just for SHARE A SPOON!  Say wha????  YEP!  I have had people tell me they wish they had a blog to share recipes.  This week I received an email from a Smacker who wanted to contribute but doesn't blog either.  She sent me her recipe and I have posted it and will link it below.  So head on over...it's um...WORTH IT!  Carmel FRENCH TOAST!  *sigh*  Can there possibly be anything better?







12 comments:

Meeko Fabulous said...

I hope the recipe I included is ok. It's a recipe I posted on my blog a long time ago, but I thought it was perfect for this. :)

Busted Kate said...

I wish I actually cooked so I could participate in this. But now I'm craving muffins (and not Betty-White muffins, thank you)... so thanks for that! ;-) Love ya!

Nancy C said...

Such good stuff. Bookmarking now...

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

lmao at Kate bwahahahahaha

Not a Dusty Muffin fan?

The muffins sound super yummy! Off to venture through the linkage...

Imaginative Me said...

Oh MY! Blueberry muffins are my absolute favorite!!! And I feel really lame saying that I have never even attempted to make any at home! I know, I know, I'm a slacker!!! But not anymore, with this awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing!
And I am the same way with oatmeal, ok, not actually, oatmeal is a staple food for me. Gotta have it. I even put it in burgers and meatloaves! LOL! Do they have an Oatmealers Anonymous?

Buffee said...

Definitely better than that boxed stuff! How come you've never made these for me???

Guess Imma gonna attempt to make them, since they're Justin's favorite!

Mo 'Betta said...

Some good recipes listed, and we are muffin freaks at my house. I make them A LOT - there are a couple posted on my blog. The chocolate chip biscuits are super easy (I only do drop biscuits, i hate rolling out dough!) And they have chocolate, so even if they don't really turn out, they're damn good :) I like the idea of your new blog too!

MiMi said...

Congrats on the new blog!!!
I love muffins. Usually I use the boxed kind. I had no idea that here I had the ingredients in my cabinet all along. See? I'm a bad cook.

Alex said...

I confess I'm a boring cereal most days of the week gal. If I'm feeling domestic I'll cook up a big poached eggs, bacon and pancakes spread on a Sunday.

Or even better we'll go to a cafe by the beach and make somebody else do it for us. Congrats on the new blog!

All these recipes look delish.

Holly said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal! I am so excited to visit everyone. I am sorry I did not post - I took some time off.

Caramel French Toast! And another blog - you are a crazy woman...I knew I liked you!

Salt said...

Yummmmmmmmm. How I LOVE muffins!
Breakfast has always been my most favorite meal of the day. When I was little and stayed with my dad, he let me have breakfast for dinner all the time. So awesome.

PS. I fed your fish. :)

drollgirl said...

oh blueberry muffins!! yum yum yum! i made some a while back and i doubled the amount of blueberries in the recipe. those suckers were EXPLODING blueberries! but they were delicious! especially when hot with melting butter on top. OH GOD. we need muffins NOW!

hope you have a fab weekend!