Monday, July 19, 2010

Birthdays and Blueberries

It's a month of birthday madness around here, but I'm not making any more cake! Yesterday was Anniebelly's birthday party, today is my sister's birthday, and my friend's daughter Sky turns 10 today, too. My boss' birthday is Wednesday and I have 3 friends with birthdays last week. Luckily I don't actually have to celebrate each one with plates full of cake and ice cream, just mailing cards and presents! Actually Annie's was the only birthday I got to spend with the birthday girl, and in true princess style, tiaras and all. She had an ice cream cake, so I just made these muffins for breakfast before the guests showed up. They are a Gourmet recipe with a streusel topping added just because, and everybody really liked them, including this little lady. 

Cinnamon Streusel Blueberry Muffins

5 Tbls unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. sugar
dash of cinnamon

*Mix all ingredients with your fingers until moist and crumbly.

For muffin batter: 

6 Tbls. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 c. milk (I used vanilla soy)
1 large egg
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. blueberries 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners. 

Whisk together egg, brown sugar, butter and milk and set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add wet ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in blueberries. Divide evenly among muffin cups. Top with streusel. Bake 25 minutes our until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.


Pam said...

That's a lot of celebrating you're having and she is so cute in the pic! Blueberries are the best! Yum!

Pierce said...

Joanna, I had just checked this cookbook out of the library and felt…ummm, intimidated. This looks like one I could accomplish! So glad you posted this one. The muffins look great, by the way, and I could eat two now. NOW!

Joanne said...

Apparently this is the birthday season in your neck of the woods! I love the streusel in these!

Katerina said...

Happy Birthday to everyone close to you and especially your little princess. I love the tiaras and all this glamour. I have a little boy and I have become a master in sword and battles. These muffins look lovely.

girlichef said...

oh my gosh, how cute is she!? And yeah, muffins with streusel topping & big fat blueberries- my favorite!

Kim said...

She's a doll! I think you definitely get the award for the most birthdays this month - whew! That's a lot of birthdays:)

Love the cinnamon struesel blueberry muffins.

Jessie said...

I have a ton of blueberries at home, and streusel in the freezer. I know what I'm making next...