Berry Delicious Muffins

I know this is a grilling blog, but I just love to cook and bake. Every now and then, when I come up with something that I just have to share, I will. This is one of those times. I wanted to use up some blueberries and strawberries before they became fodder for my compost bin. I looked through my recipe books and found a muffin recipe that sounded good. However, I didn’t have a couple of key ingredients, so I did my usual and made it my own. The muffins turned out fabulously! Not only do they taste great, but the presentation is delicious to the eyes. I ate one warm, only a few minutes out of the oven. I know you will enjoy these muffins!

The first ingredient the recipe calls for is biscuit/baking mix.  I do not keep that on hand.  I did find a substitute here:    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1741,154172-230202,00.html.  The recipe also calls for sour cream.  I had a tablespoon if I was lucky.  Instead, I used cream cheese.  I had less regular cream cheese than needed, so I also used strawberry cream cheese.  And, this was a recipe for blueberry muffins.  I added the strawberries, too.  Additionally, I doubled the recipe.  The original recipe makes only a dozen.  Those would be gone in a day in my house!

Recipe:

  In a large bowl, combine 4 cups biscuit/baking mix and 1 1/4 cups sugar.  In another bowl, mix together 4 eggs and 2 cups of softened cream cheese.  Mix until smooth.  Add the cream cheese mixture to the dry mix, combining just until the dry mix is wet.  This will be a thick batter.  Fold in 1 cup fresh blueberries and 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries.  Fill muffin cups to 3/4 full.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated 375 F oven.  Check for doneness.  I set my oven for 22 minutes.  As you can see from the pictures, they turned out perfectly. 

Enjoy!! 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time, Grill, Baby, Grill!

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About smokinchick

Love to use my grill and cook over a fire!

Posted on September 7, 2011, in Baking, Recipe and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I wish you were my neighbor!! Looks yummy!!

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